Meet the vikings - winter

Experience how the Vikings lived at Lofotr in Borg, Lofoten, where the largest Viking building ever discovered has been replicated.

  • 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.
  • Be served a traditional Viking Age meal with mead.
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Winter, Spring

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Min. passengers

    15

  • Max. passengers

    90

  • Booking code

    HR-STU4E

  • From

    185 €

  • Notices

    Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing

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

 Practical information 

  • Disembarking port: Stamsund
  • Embarking port: Svolvær
  • Southbound or Northbound: Northbound
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 19:00 - 21:50
  • Available period:  04 November - 03 April
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Meals on the trip: Dinner, mead
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing
  • Note: Not available 24.-26., 31.12 and 01.01. The stay at Lofotr is approx.1 hour

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