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Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

Aa in Lofoten, Sorvagen 8392, Norway
+47 76 09 14 88
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A lot of potential

The fishing village of Å, incidently the last letter of the Norwegian alphabet, is in itself very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oslo, Norway
via mobile
Nice little museum

Museum was nice to wander around each building. Due to a shortage of staff we were told the fishing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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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 week ago 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

Management response:Responded 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Management response:Responded 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Management response:Responded 5 days ago

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.

Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

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

Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

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.

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 :)

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.

Management response:Responded 31 March 2017

Welcome again in May when the artisan Bakey of A starts new baking season with seaweed bread :) and in July with workshop about wool-handcraft techniques.

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...More

Management response:Responded 26 January 2017

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

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.

Management response:Responded 26 January 2017

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.

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...More

Management response:Responded 27 January 2017

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.

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