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Meet the Vikings (Winter)

Step back in time and experience life in the Viking Age at the Lofotr Viking Museum. Enjoy an authentic Viking meal and watch your hosts perform traditional rituals.

  • Guided bus tour from Stamsund to Svolvær
  • Visit a reconstruction of the largest longhouse every found from the Viking Age
  • Take part in an authentic Viking ritual in which we toast to the Old Norse gods
  • Enjoy a traditional Viking meal with mead, the drink of the gods
  • Season

    Winter

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Suitable for everyone.

  • Duration

    2 hours 30 min

  • Min. passengers

    20

  • Max. passengers

    90

  • Booking code

    HR-STU4E

  • From

    £ 164

  • Notices

    The visit at Lofotr Viking Museum is approximately one hour.

Today, we will be visiting the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you can visit a reconstruction of the longest longhouse ever found from the Viking Age. The first longhouse was built around 500 AD. The chieftain’s home at Borg was inhabited until around 1000 AD.

The smell of tar and bonfire greet you as you step over the threshold. Flickering light from oil lamps illuminates the beautiful craftsmanship, ornamentation and architecture of the chieftain’s home. The chieftain and his wife invite us to an authentic Viking meal. Watch as the Vikings make a sacrifice to the Old Norse gods, pray for good health, prosperity and for the sun to return to avoid Ragnarok, or Armageddon. After enjoying the Viking meal, which is served with mead – the drink of the gods – you’ll be able to look around the longhouse before the tour continues by bus to Svolvær and you return to the ship.

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 Practical information 

  • Disembarking port: Stamsund
  • Embarking port: Svolvær
  • Available period: 4 Nov – 3 Apr, except 24-26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Meals: Dinner, mead
  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing

Excursion can also be combined with: