Covid-19 authorities advice

IMG_6779 photo HAEilertsen/Lofotr Vikingmuseum Covid-19 authorities adwice

Lofotr Vikingmuseum and all museums/units part of Museum Nord are strictly following the rules set by the authorities to prevent spreading of the Covid-19-virus. 

We are following strict procedures to ensure safety for visitors and staff. The procedures include all aspects of running the Lofotr Vikingmuseum; maintenance, cleaning, ticketing, shop sales, serving of food, activities and more. We rely on your effort to follow the rules set by the authorities by us. Information is given upon arrival by posters and from our staff. 

The authorities rules and regulation on isolation, quarantine, and travel advice has to be followed by all. The Norwegian Institute for Public Health is continuously updating their home page.

If you are experiencing symptoms of infection, you are not at liberty to visit the museum. 

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Use desinfections
and/or soap and water. Wash hands properly. Disinfectants are available at all entrances. 

Keep your distance
Keep at least 1 - one - meter distance to the next household. 

Ticket sales: a limited number of tickets are sold every hour. This is to avoid crowds and to let guests have enough time to see the museum without being rushed through the rooms. There are limitations to how many persons the various areas in the museum can hold. We will restrict ticket sales or spread the audience if needed, to keep within the limits. Our staff will monitor the situation and take the necessary action. The museum has several, large rooms/exhibition halls and vast outdoor areas.

Face mask
December 2021: Bring your own facial mask for protection and wear it at all times.

Do not touch
If not necessary, do not touch. We will be leaving as many doors as possible open (weather conditions apply), use cordons/block off areas. Please avoid touching items/objects. Our skilled guides are more than happy to share their knowledge. Surfaces that are being frequently touched are frequently cleaned. Our cleaning routines are adapted to the circumstances. 

Bring your own smartphone and headset
Due to Covid-19, we do not lend out iPods, iPads, headset, or other equipment. Bring your own if you would like to dive into the audioguide-exhibition system (archeological exhibition hall, film. No audioguide-system in the Viking Chieftain longhouse or in the outdoors).

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Food and drinks for groups
We are serving meals and drinks on request in the Viking Chieftain's longhouse. Our staff takes care about serving in safe way.

Our viking meals are delicious and the ingredients are Viking age-appropriate. 

Activities for groups
There are activities in the museum area that can be booked on request. 

The Museum gift shop
is open, offering a selection of toys, books, ceramics, textiles, clothing, and much more. Please let our staff show you the items. Payment preferably by credit card. We will be cleaning/disinfecting frequently. 

We remove less important items
Brochures for self-service is removed. Please use the internet to find travel information. The official tourist information, with brochures for downloading, is 
Wifi is available in the Glassgården (entrance area of the museum). 

Dear guest 
Show consideration - keep a distance - be warmly welcomed by the Vikings!

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