Meet the Vikings

Travel back more than 1,000 years in time and experience how the Vikings lived at Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg, Lofoten, where the largest Viking building ever found has been replicated.

  • Enjoy a guided bus tour from Stamsund to Svolvær
  • See the reconstruction of the largest Viking building ever found
  • Join in on an authentic Viking ritual, sacrificing to the Norse gods
  • Savor a traditional Viking Age meal with mead
  • Direction

    Northbound Direction

  • Season

    Winter (Nov - Mar), Spring (Apr - May)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Min. passengers

    15

  • Max. passengers

    90

  • Booking Code

    HR-STU4E

  • From

    $ 167

  • Notices

    Meals on the trip: Dinner and mead. Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Not available Dec 24–26 and Dec. 31. The stay at Lofotr is approximately one hour.

The original Viking chieftain’s longhouse at Borg was built about 500 A.D. and was inhabited until around 900 A.D. Smell the tar that seals the timbers, feel the history inside the walls, and taste the delicious food. The chieftain and lady of the house invite you to join them for an authentic Viking meal served with mead in the banquet hall. Experience the magic and excitement as the Viking hosts make sacrifices to Norse gods, praying for good health, prosperity, a righteous death, and the sun's return to avert Ragnarok, the end of the world. Viking settlements and burial sites were almost always close to water or connected by a bridge. Bridges were especially important sacrificial sites because they were seen as a threshold between the living and the dead. After our Viking meal and sacrificial ceremony, we travel by coach to Svolvær and rejoin the ship.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Stamsund
  • Embarking port: Svolvær
  • Direction: Northbound
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 7:00 p.m. - 9:50 p.m.
  • Available from: November 4 – April 3
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Level: 1
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Meals during the excursion: Dinner with mead
  • Clothes/Footwear: Wear omfortable shoes and warm clothing
  • Not available January 1, December 24 - 26, and December 31. 
  • The stay at Lofotr is approximately one hour

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