There are a number of museums in Lofoten, several of which are state-financed and offer excellent insight into the history of Lofoten and the Lofoten Fishery.

There are also several private museums covering a range of topics in conjunction with the history of Lofoten, like the war memorial museum in Svolvær, for instance.

Click here to see an overview of the museums.


  • The Lofoten War Memorial…

    The largest exhibition of items from the Second World War in Norway

  • Lofotr Vikingmuseum

    The Vikings have been awaiting you for more than 1000 years.

  • Telecom Museum, Sørvågen

    Why did the first morse code signal in Northern Europe emanate from the telegraph station in Sorvagen, far west of Lofoten, in 1906?

  • Lofoten Aquarium

    At the Lofoten Aquarium you can learn about the Lofoten cod, also known as skrei: The east Atlantic cod which every winter migrate from the Barents Sea to Lofoten to spawn.

  • Lofotmuseet

    Experience the history of the Lofoten Fishery at one of the best preserved squires in Lofoten.