Meet the Vikings (Winter)
Step back in time and experience life in the Viking Age at the Lofotr Viking Museum. Enjoy an authentic Viking meal and watch your hosts perform traditional rituals.
Guided bus tour from Stamsund to Svolvær
Visit a reconstruction of the largest longhouse ever 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
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
2 hours, 30 min
The visit to the Lofotr Viking Museum lasts approximately one hour.
Today, we will visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you can see 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 greets 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 enjoy an authentic Viking meal. Watch as the Vikings make a sacrifice to the Old Norse gods and pray for good health, for prosperity, and for the sun to return to prevent 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.