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Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

Aa in Lofoten, Sorvagen 8392, Norway
+47 76 09 14 88
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Definately wotrth a visit

Came by here on an idyllic sunny day in August, and I really enjoyed the fact that I could walk... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Adele H
Copenhagen, Denmark
Proud Village

Hubby and I stayed in Å for two nights so had the opportunity to visit this little gem. Buy your... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Di M
via mobile
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Welcome to Å, at the end of E10: the King Olav's Road. Here you will find the picturesque Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, and experience everyday life at the Lofoten fisheries over the last 250 years. Visit our buildings. Participate in demonstrations and activities. Activity vary through the year. Open all year.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Aa in Lofoten, Sorvagen 8392, Norway
+47 76 09 14 88
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Came by here on an idyllic sunny day in August, and I really enjoyed the fact that I could walk around this village on my own in my own pace. The village has several houses (9 I believe) that you can enter and see how...More

Thank Adele H
Norsk Fiskeværs... N, Manager at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hallo, Thank you for visiting us in Å and welcome back. The Bakery is opened on more occasions during the year (with Christmas Pepperkake Factory on 30.nv-2.dec), so you can enjoy the taste of our bread soon.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I stayed in Å for two nights so had the opportunity to visit this little gem. Buy your ticket from reception and do the half hour guided tour. Our guide was very informative and animated. Getting an insight into the hard life a...More

Thank Di M
Management response:Responded 29 August 2017

Thank you for staying with us and welcome in March when we are going to make codliver oil in the old factory. That will be a lot of fun!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Came here by chance on a rainy and very windy day. Family with two small kids. Learned alot about life as it used to be and enjoyed ourselves. Really good museum!!

Thank Catharina P
Management response:Responded 29 August 2017

Hallo, it was a pleasure to meet you and to bring some join in the rainy day.

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed walking around the buildings and enjoyed this "free to roam" set up. The buildings were filled with interesting items and had a great atmosphere, unfortunately there was a real lack of any information to accompany the things on display. Both me and...More

Thank Bjornfitte
Management response:Responded 15 August 2017

Hallo, thank you for your enganged feedback. We are glad that our "naive" og authentic museum enviroment led you to reflextion. Our museum has guided tours included in the ticket. The guide will help you with any questions you might have about the legendarian fishing...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The fishing village of Å, incidently the last letter of the Norwegian alphabet, is in itself very well preserved and should offer a splendid opportunity for learning about this very typical societal structure in Lofoten as it used to be. Unfortunately, this opportunity has not...More

Thank LiseBB2014
Management response:Responded 19 July 2017

We are sorry for the impression of the museum you have had. I`ve taken this case up with museums guide and we assure you that the service is much better now. Thank you for the feedback

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Museum was nice to wander around each building. Due to a shortage of staff we were told the fishing cabin would only be open on the hour with a guide- when we went along at 4pm they said they weren't running anymore even though they...More

Thank Rebecca W
Management response:Responded 19 July 2017

I appologize that you did't have possibility to visit our historical rorbu. The rorbu is our treasure and our guide has the pleasure to take you for the journey in time to the Lofotfishing 1800-1940. welcome! Guiding in the rorbu at Fishing Village Museum is...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a popular place. There a number of old fishing related buildings to visit in a nice setting. You can also eat and drink here. The buns in the bakery were just out the oven and delicious. You can walk up to the end...More

Thank Rita B
Management response:Responded 19 July 2017

We are glad that you have hade an ejoyable time in the Museum. I will forward your feedback to the Bakers :) welcome back

Reviewed 13 June 2017

I thought this museum was very well done and definitely worth a stop for an hour. I learned so much.

Thank Mary S
Management response:Responded 22 June 2017

We are glad to here it. On behalf og the Museums Crew - we wish to see you again in Å. In march we will make cod liver oil - do you want to join us then?

Reviewed 4 May 2017

On an earlier visit (back in the 1990s) to Å, which is virtually "the end of the road" through the Lofoten islands (E10), I found that the owner of this charming fishing village didn't really care if anybody came to visit. Now, however, the whole...More

1  Thank Jon Gunnar A
Management response:Responded 22 June 2017

Hallo, Thank you for your visit and feedback. Fishing Village Museum is responsible for the exhibitions, the Old Shop, the famous Bakery, the Kafe. The Museum is open all year Mon-Fri from 10 to 17 hrs.' Welcome

Reviewed 28 April 2017

I wouldn't recommend going here and you are better off spending that time somewhere else with real value. They open at 11am and found it to be a bit of a waste of time. Yes, there are a few buildings associated with fishing.

Thank KrishanRodrigo
Management response:Responded 2 May 2017

Hi, Fishing Village Museum is open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm and you can join a guiding which will take you back in time to the XIXth century. Welcome back and hope you will enjoy more next time :)

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