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Address: Aa in Lofoten, Sorvagen, Moskenesoy 8392 , Norway
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+47 76 09 14 88
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Welcome to Å, at the end of E10: the King Olav's Road. Here you will find...

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.

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It's an interesting place to while a couple of hours away. There's a boathouse with the associated bits of fishing gear and another shed where cod liver oil was produced which was... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2016
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reine, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Awesome experience with one of the museum's guides. A lot of interesting facts regarding the Norwegian old way of living and working.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

It's an interesting place to while a couple of hours away. There's a boathouse with the associated bits of fishing gear and another shed where cod liver oil was produced which was quite interesting. The site is quite ramshackle but the bakery is worth a visit - the tomato bread and cinnamon buns were amazing

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Thank paul8392
Management response:

Thank you for your visit in our Bakery. We are doing our best! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Good look at how people have historically lived on tiny island. Got given a tour of a cod liver oil making facility by a lovely Polish historian living there, and French baker was cool, showing us bakery he was renovating.

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Thank waxcharade
Management response:

Thank you for your visit and the positiv feedback. The codliver-oil factory is our pride. soon, on 25th of march will we make codliver-oil there again, so welcome to join us. More 

Southold, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

The Norwegian Fishing Village Museum is located in the Village of Å at the south end of the E-10 highway. We found the museum to be very interesting and informative and they explained a lot about all the cod that we saw hanging on drying racks throughout the Lofoten Islands. Special thanks to our guide Olga for showing us around.

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Thank EJW3
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It was a pleasure to guide you. Welcome back during the cod season or during the summer to enjoy our traditional bread from the Bakery. More 

Tolmin, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

The museum is located in a charming fishing village with the shortest name on the world with just one letter. Letter Å is the last letter of the Norwegian alphabet. The village can be reached in just 10 minutes by car from ferry port in Moskenes (there is a big parking lot for cars and campers). The old fishing houses... More 

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Thank Soccca
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The cod-season is starting now! so if you want to understand the settelments and activity in Lofoten, step in to our museum end enjoy! More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Interesting preservation of a little fishing village. The first couple of buildings are guided by someone who speaks English. But after that you're on your own. There was a very intriguing video about how cod liver oil is made, in one of the buildings, but it was all in Norwegian. Still, I enjoyed wandering through the buildings and seeing the... More 

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Thank beauxmots
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Welcome to ask for a guiding tour in our authentic fishermen`s cabin! you will love it. More 

Kristiansand, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is a real museum - no dicke-dick and fus or plastic. Its simple, but it works! It tells the story, nice service from the owner, free coffee og tee.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

If you are staying in Sorvagen (Sothern part of Moskenes), you can plan to visit this place. Nothing very great - its just OK. Could have been better managed.

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Thank Dalbir_S_Virdi
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Thank you for paying us a visit. Welcome back. More 

Singapore
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

For a fee of 80 NOK, you get to visit the village with a few areas of interest. The only place that caught my sight was the boathouse with quite a few boats inside. On the second floor you can see the nets used in the past. Other than that, the other areas are not as well maintained or interesting... More 

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Thank CalebYee
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. We`ve done a lot improvment since your visit. I hope you will enjoy it much more now. More 

Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

You can visit several houses and learn about the lives of the fishermen in the past. Some houses are not open, but you can get enough with the other ones (old boats, bakery, cod liver oil factory...) and the old traditional houses from the fishermen (rorbuer).

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Thank Ana L
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Thank your for the visit and see you again in Å! More 

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