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Norwegian Fishing Village Museum
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Aa in Lofoten, Sorvagen 8392, Norway
+47 76 09 14 88
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Several buildings are part of the museum but you can also wander the grounds for great photographic opportunities.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We learnt a lot about the fishing village and it’s importance to the locals :-) It was fantastic to see how old family homes were and post offices etc etc Worth a visit :-) Beautiful fishing village :-)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dawn E
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

This village, A, is very picturesque and quaint, wonderful for taking pictures. Originally a farm, it has been around since 1567, I believe. It has a fishery, houses from the 19th century, a cod liver oil factory and historical gardens. There is a boathouse, post...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

We went in August. Beautiful road to the museum. Many parts to see, I think, it was 9 different houses. Definitely visit the bakery.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Merl87
Reviewed October 1, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank AddieHeidenDK
Norsk Fiskeværs... N, Manager at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

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 August 18, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Di M
Management response:Responded August 29, 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 August 15, 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!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Catharina P
Management response:Responded August 29, 2017

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

Reviewed July 28, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bjornfitte
Management response:Responded August 15, 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 July 14, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LiseBB2014
Management response:Responded July 19, 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 July 9, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Rebecca W
Management response:Responded July 19, 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

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