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Lofoten War Museum

Quayside, Svolvaer 8301, Norway
+47 917 30 328
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Absolutely fantastic!

You can spend hours there. Even though the museum is not big, it has lots of exhibits and going... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barcelona, Spain
Enigma and Hitler paintings

I had 10 minutes to see the museum. Made a beeline for the Enigma encoder/decoder and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum
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  • Average4%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Quayside, Svolvaer 8301, Norway
+47 917 30 328

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can spend hours there. Even though the museum is not big, it has lots of exhibits and going through all the details requires a lot of time. It is not a time wasted, you learn a lot about WWI from the local angle and...More

Thank Travellerzy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had 10 minutes to see the museum. Made a beeline for the Enigma encoder/decoder and the purported Hitler paintings. Where else can you see either? I'm sure not many places. The paintings, mostly the 7 dwarfs (of Snow White), gave me the creeps, but...More

Thank Akirameruna
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in wv2 ore just want to kill some time. This is the best and biggest collection i have seen.

Thank Morten H
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

While in Svolvær, don't miss the opportunity to spend an hour at this small museum. An impressive collection of all kinds of artefacts from WWII. The whole collection is the life work of one man, and he is still the one selling you a ticket...More

Thank Yrjar
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I've lived in the area for most of my life but just recently visited the museum for the first time. We loved it. I spent severall hours just walking around, looking at the items and reading the descriptions. If you like history this is a...More

Thank VidarTB
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

One should not miss this place if they want a small piece of history from WW-2. The collection is so huge that we went for an hour and came after spending double the time. That too because we had a flight to catch . All...More

Thank Abhishek P
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This museum has been created by one man over 42 years. Absolutely amazing. Probably the world's most comprehensive collection of WWII German uniforms, weapons, equipment, personal effects and history, focusing on the German invasion and occupation of Norway. Also, how the Russians, Germans, and Norwegian...More

Thank truckie18
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This museum is a labor of love, the product of years of collecting. The Lofoten islands were the location of a successful allied raid, and then subjected to Nazi occupation. The displays are set up for a vivid remembrance of World War II, by combining...More

1  Thank Mizner
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A very thought provoking musuem. It vividly records an appalling chapter in European history and effects upon all involved. This little musuem is packed with many interesting exhibits and stories. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Jaisinghpur
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Fascinating museum with an extraordinary collection of wartime objects, including Disney characters painted by Hitler, an enigma machine, uniforms, weapons, photos, and even a recreation of a Gestapo interrogation room (rather scary!). This part of Norway had a brought I me during the war so...More

1  Thank Alanicus
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Hi, may I know how much is the entrance fee? Any timing? Thanks you.
28 December 2016|
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Response from Siri B | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee 100nkr. For adults, 30 for children Opening hours winter: 18.30 to 22.00 (i.e. 6.30 pm to 10 pm) Summer: 10.00 - 16.00 pluss 18.30 - 22.00 ( i.e. 10.00am to 4.00 pm. And 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm) ITS really... More
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Will be traveling on Hurtigruten ship both northbound and southbound. Is there time to visit the museum? Can we walk there? How close to where we are docked? Thank you.
22 September 2015|
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Response from James s | Reviewed this property |
Its about 5 max 5 min,walk from the museum. Its very close. Well worth the visit.