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OUTDOOR AREA

The outdoor area at Lofotr Viking Museum is very large. The Chieftain’s House was the farm of a chieftain’s family at Borg, and therefore there are grazing areas, forests and access to the sea that were important resources in the Viking Age. Those who love nature can explore the landscape outside the Chieftain’s House and take walks to the harbour area where in summer there are extra activities.


In summer, animals of old breeds graze on the site: wild boars with their piglets, cows, horses, sheep and lambs of the North. You will meet these beautiful animals around the museum’s outdoor areas. In the harbour area there are Viking activities, the Viking ship rows or sails, and Skjeltersjåen outdoor café is open.

In winter, the outdoor area is mostly covered with snow, but at the same time it is the season for the northern lights in Lofoten.

ANIMALS ON THE FARM

In summer, animals of ancient breeds graze on the site: wild boars, cows, wild sheep and Norland’s horses. You will meet these beautiful animals around the museum’s grazing areas.

The wild boars here on Lofotr do not walk freely, but have their own enclosure near the chieftain’s house. They love to swim and always have access to plenty of water to roll around in. If you’re extra lucky, they’ve just had kids running around playfully.

THE SMITHY

The smithy, which lay between the boathouse and the chieftain’s yard, was built to such a size that the public can have room to watch the blacksmith work in the summer. The smithy burned down in July 2022. 

WHAT TO DO

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ARCHERY

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SAIL OR ROW THE VIKING SHIP

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AXE THROWING

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HORSE RIDING FOR CHILDREN

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SKJELTERSJÅEN CAFÉ

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EXPLORE MORE GAMES

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Archery

  • Archery takes place in the period 01.06 – 31.08
  • Age limit: 6 years
  • In the harbour area
  • It cannot be booked

Axe Throwing

  • Axe throwing takes place in the period 01.06 – 31.08
  • Age limit: 8 years
  • In the harbour area
  • It cannot be booked

Skjeltersjåen Café

  • Open period 15.06 – 15.08
  • Located down by the activity area (harbour area)
  • The café sells soups and pancakes inspired by ingredients avaiable in the Viking Age’s
  • Here you will also find ice cream and various drinks, which can be enjoyed outdoors in pleasant surroundings

Sail or row the Viking ship

  • The Viking ship Vargfotr sails in Borgpollen in period 15.06 – 31.08
  • Boat trip every day 12:00-19:00 (15.06 – 15.08) and 12:00-17:00 (16.08 – 31.08)
  • New sailing trip every 30 minutes
  • Registration for the sailing trip is reported to the boat crew at the boathouse. The boathouse is located in the harbour area, 15-20 minutes walk from the Chieftain’s House.
  • The sailing trip can only be booked (link to book) as a group

The Viking ship does not sail with bad weather conditions.

Horse riding for children

  • Horse riding takes place in the period 01.07 – 15.08
  • Only one ride per child
  • Located down by the boathouse (harbour area)

Explore more games

  • More games can be found in the museum’s outdoor areas. Try to find them!
  • Loki’s Tricky Runepath is the museum’s puzzle run – ask the guides in the Chieftain’s House. Only in the period 01.04 – 30.09

 

HOW TO REACH THE HARBOUR AREA

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