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Food and drinks - for individuals

During the Viking Age, the food cooked over an open fireplace would have consisted of fish, game, and meat from one’s own livestock. Additionally, grain, dairy produce, herbs, and various types of plants were used in the preparation of food. The Vikings also commonly cultivated cabbage, flax, onions, nettles, and turnips.

We offer local ingredients in the products sold in the Museum Gift Shop and in the meals prepared by our Vikings. During daily working hours, warm Viking Age lamb soup is available in the Glasshouse all year round. Viking feasts are arranged almost every evening in the Feast Hall of the Chieftain’s House where, in the summer, we bring the soup to boil over the open fire. In the high season (15 June - 15 August), the Museum Café is also open, as is the Skjeltersjåen Café near the Viking Ship Harbour.

Groups may order different types of meals/Viking feasts, lunches, and other types of food and drink all year round.

Viking Meals

Traveling in time makes one hungry. For those who are too few to be classed as a group, we also have a number of alternatives in both the Museum Café (summer) and in the Chieftain’s House (every evening all year round, plus at lunchtime in summer). Groups of over 15 people are requested to contact us well in advance so that we can customize your Viking meal/event.


The Museum Café

The Museum Café

January 2nd. — December 22nd.

Hot and cold fare, refreshments, and cakes made for the most part with ingredients known by the Vikings, but with a more modern twist. Why not try a cream of barley groats, home-baked bread, locally made cheese, spices, seasoning from Lofoten, and much more.

Opening hours

02.01 - 31.05: Open during museum opening hours 
01.06 - 31.08: Every day during the museum´s opening hours
01.09 - 22.12: Open during museum opening hours 


Skjeltersjåen Café

Skjelterskjåen Café

June 15th. — August 15th. 

Hot and cold drinks, light meals. The café is located near the smithy/boathouse/Viking ship. A limited number of tables, and outdoor service in pleasant surroundings. Light meals based on ingredients that were available in the Viking Age; coffee, tea, soft drinks, and ice cream.

The consumption of any food and drink that you have brought with you is not allowed on our premises. This applies to the Museum Café, the reception area, and the Chieftain’s House.


The Chieftain’s House

The Chieftain’s House

On request.

In the Chieftain’s House, we serve food and drink all year round (must be booked in advance of the visit). In summer (15 June - 15 August), individual guests may enjoy a warm Viking lunch and groups may book a variety of different meals all year round.

TEL: +47 76 15 40 00