Lofoten Tørrfiskmuseum

Lofoten Tørrfiskmuseum information

Prices
adult/child Nkr50/40
Opening hours
11am-4pm or 5pm Jun-Aug
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Lonely Planet review

The Lofoten Stockfish Museum is housed in a former fish warehouse. You'll be bowled over by Steinar Larsen, its enthusiastic, polyglot owner, who meets and greets every visitor. This personal collection, a passionate hobby of his, illustrates well Lofoten's traditional mainstay: the catching and drying of cod for export, particularly to Italy. Displays, artefacts and a DVD take you through the process, from hauling the fish out of the sea through drying, grading and sorting to despatch.