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Svolvær - Meet the Vikings

Surrounded by stunning mountains and fjords, you will be taken more than 1000 years back in time - visit the Vikings!

  • Spectacular landscape and viewpoints with plenty of photo opportunities.
  • Explore the local Viking history and visit the largest Viking longhouse ever found.
  • Admire the fantastic Lofoten Cathedral - all built in wood.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    2hrs30

  • Max. passengers

    90

  • Booking code

    E-SVJ2

  • From

    179 €

  • Notices

    The weather can change very rapidly, so dress warmly. The ground may be slippery in places. Appropriate sturdy and waterproof footwear is recommended.

Crossing three islands of ever-changing but always beautiful scenery, the first stop is the Lofotr Viking Museum, a site still surrounded by farmland, just as it was in the Viking Era. This living museum features a reconstruction of the biggest Viking longhouse found anywhere in the world. The weapons in the longhouse are all replicas, so you can play Viking to your heart's content! Those of you less inclined to take up arms can admire the skill that has gone into recreating the world of a thousand plus years ago, or the skills still on display by the various craftspeople. The archaeological finds from the site are housed in a separate building where you will also find the souvenir shop, a café and other displays. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English and German.

  • Remarks/requirements: The weather can change very rapidly, so dress warmly. The ground may be slippery in places. Appropriate sturdy and waterproof footwear is recommended. 

  • Walking information: Some walking in the Viking Museum area. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes.