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Lofo­ten: Viking muse­um Borg

Con­side­ring the wea­ther, this was defi­ni­te­ly the per­fect day for a visit to the Lofotr Viking muse­um in Borg on the Lofo­ten island of Ves­t­vå­gøy. Con­side­ring the wind, a bus ride was cer­tain­ly bet­ter than a ship voya­ge today, and loo­king at the rain, a bus ride was cer­tain­ly bet­ter than hiking today … so that work­ed well 🙂

The Lofotr Viking muse­um is real­ly inte­res­t­ing, inclu­ding a beau­tiful recon­s­truc­tion of a 83 m long chieftain’s house. We were lucky to get a gui­ded tour by Chris­ti­an, a true viking and as powerful­ly elo­quent as coro­na pro­of. Altog­e­ther it was almost temp­ting to try viking life here for a while … well, almost, I quite like living in our modern times and I wouldn’t exch­an­ge it for a pro­ba­b­ly much shorter and defi­ni­te­ly much har­der life in the 8th or 9th cen­tu­ry.

And it was not “only” the muse­um. My per­so­nal high­light was the sight­ing of an adult male elk near the road on Ves­t­vå­gøy – the traf­fic situa­ti­on didn’t allow us to stop, unfort­u­na­te­ly – and then we did seve­ral stops to enjoy the Lofo­ten sce­n­ery on the way back on Ves­t­vå­gøy, Gim­søy and Aus­t­vå­gøy. Beau­tiful land­scapes, espe­ci­al­ly as the clouds kind­ly kept their water during tho­se moments.

In the end, we still had time for a visit in the famous Lofo­ten aqua­ri­um in Kabel­våg.

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.



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