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Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

Aa in Lofoten, Sorvagen 8392, Norway
+47 76 09 14 88
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Wonderful Museum!

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary S
How to enjoy an attraction when it is actually closed...

On an earlier visit (back in the 1990s) to Å, which is virtually "the end of the road" through the... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Jon Gunnar A
Pays de la Loire, France
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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.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week 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 5 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 1 week 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.

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 :)

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.

Thank ancatinc
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 4 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

Thank paul8392
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.

Thank waxcharade
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

Thank EJW3
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.

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...More

Thank Soccca
Management response:Responded 27 January 2017

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!

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...More

Thank beauxmots
Management response:Responded 26 January 2017

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

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.

Thank torkil t
Management response:Responded 31 March 2017

Thank you for appreciating this! Our goal is to preserve the village as it was in old times, and our exhibition in a "naive" state of authenticity. Welcome back!

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