Stamsund – the essence of Lofoten - Svolvær – at the heart of Lofoten

Meet the Vikings (Winter)


Price from £167

Difficulty level

Level 1: Suitable for everyone.

Booking code



2 hours 30 minutes


Read the practical information below

Meet the Vikings Stamsund Norway HGR 55531 1920 Photo Hurtigruten AS
  • Guided bus tour from Stamsund to Svolvær

  • Visit a reconstruction of the largest longhouse every found from the Viking Age

  • Take part in an authentic Viking ritual in which we toast to the Old Norse gods

  • Enjoy a traditional Viking meal with mead, the drink of the gods

Today, we will be visiting the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you can visit a reconstruction of the longest longhouse ever found from the Viking Age. The first longhouse was built around 500 AD. The chieftain’s home at Borg was inhabited until around 1000 AD.

The smell of tar and bonfire greet you as you step over the threshold. Flickering light from oil lamps illuminates the beautiful craftsmanship, ornamentation and architecture of the chieftain’s home. The chieftain and his wife invite us to an authentic Viking meal. Watch as the Vikings make a sacrifice to the Old Norse gods, pray for good health, prosperity and for the sun to return to avoid Ragnarok, or Armageddon.

After enjoying the Viking meal, which is served with mead – the drink of the gods – you’ll be able to look around the longhouse before the tour continues by bus to Svolvær and you return to the ship.

 Practical information 

  • Disembarking port: Stamsund

  • Embarking port: Svolvær

  • Available period: 4 Nov – 3 Apr, except 24-26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Meals: Dinner, mead

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing

  • The visit at Lofotr Viking Museum is approximately one hour.

Excursion can also be combined with: