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Lofoten War Museum

Quayside, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
+47 917 30 328
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Atmospheric, intense, very interesting

This is a not-to-be-missed experience in Svolvær. Loads of items from WWII from the Lofoten islands... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
For anyone just a bit interested in ww2.

This guy who runs the museum has the craziest collection war memories I've ever seen! The place is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Quayside, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
+47 917 30 328
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a not-to-be-missed experience in Svolvær. Loads of items from WWII from the Lofoten islands and beyond. Thorough signage (in Norwegian, German and English) explains the significance what you see. You'll come away enriched with additional knowledge. The owner and his colleague will gladly...More

Thank benandjerrys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This guy who runs the museum has the craziest collection war memories I've ever seen! The place is completely packed with items (including a painting made by Hitler) and I think a person with interest can spend a long time in here.

Thank sommarcatta
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Everyone who have a least interest in the second world war MUST go here - it is just enjoyable (if I can say that about a war?). It is not an ordinary museum but gives you a great perspective of what people wore and thought...More

Thank preben k
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a massive collection of war memorabilia probably the largest I have seen outside of the UK. Would benefit from more English translations but plenty to read and enjoy

Thank trickydicky43
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

A small but interesting museum with static displays and exhibits. Unfortunately many of the explanations were not given in English or were considerably shorter.

Thank steve z
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is an exceptional museum documenting the Norwegian experience of invasion during WW2. There are many many detailed displays and artifacts, and it takes a good while to go round and take it all in. But it could be enhanced greatly by giving people a...More

Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Not gonna say much about this museum other than it's a must if you are driving through the Lofoten islands, then you have to stop here! It's a small well made museum yet things to fill a much lager one. And it's not like the...More

Thank Odd-Marcus P
Reviewed 7 June 2017

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 31 May 2017 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 24 May 2017 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
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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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Response from James s | Reviewed this property |
Its about 5 max 5 min,walk from the museum. Its very close. Well worth the visit.