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Research and Archaeology

The museum was built as a direct result of the on-site archaeological excavations. Borg has been the object of a wide range of research projects.


A considerable amount of research has been carried out on Borg since the museum opened in 1995. In addition to the publication of material about the excavations during the period from 1981 to 1989 and the work on the reconstruction of boats (1992), boathouse and buildings (1994-59 and the blacksmith’s, this also applies to:

Research Plan

Lofotr Viking Museum’s research plan aims to pursue traditional archaeological research and involves concrete suggestions to this effect submitted in the chapters “On site” and “Take the Vikings”. This means more research about Borg and Borg in a northern European context. In the sections about “Experimental archaeology” and “Museology and Attraction Research”, greater emphasis on unconventional archaeological research is advocated. At present, no new research plan has been developed. The 2008-2011 research plan is available here.


The following are dissertations on the Chieftain’s Seat at Borg and Lofotr Viking Museum:

Lise Mariann Bolstad Alsli

Mere trickery? A qualitative study of children and authenticity at museums.

Master’s Dissertation in Archaeology (M.A.), May 2009. Museum of Science, Section for Archaeology and Cultural History. NTNU, the Norwegian University of Technology and Natural Science, Trondheim.

Egil Brodshaug

The soapstone material from the archaeological excavations of Borg III, Vestvågøy, Lofoten.

Post-graduate Thesis in Archaeology, Spring 2005, Tromsø University.

Linda Merete Høie

Cultural institutions and their accounts of the Viking Age.

Post-graduate Thesis in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, Autumn 2003, University of Bergen.

Gørill Nilsen

Conflict between local and academic knowledge of cultural relics – An analysis of conceptions of the past in Northern Troms and Lofoten.

Thesis (Ph.D.) Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Archaeology, University of Tromsø, 2003.

Leonie Rebecca Peter

Integrating cultural heritage into a tourist destination, illustrated by the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg, Norway.

Master’s Dissertation Academic Year: 2009

Submission Date: May 2009, University of Lugano, Switzerland Faculties of Economics and Communication