Borg, Vestvågøy

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Borg
Hamlet
Lofotr, a Viking museum situated in Borg
Lofotr, a Viking museum situated in Borg
Borg is located in Nordland
Borg
Borg
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 68°14′20″N 13°44′45″E / 68.23889°N 13.74583°E / 68.23889; 13.74583Coordinates: 68°14′20″N 13°44′45″E / 68.23889°N 13.74583°E / 68.23889; 13.74583
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Lofoten
Municipality Vestvågøy
Elevation[1] 40 m (130 ft)

Borg is a tiny hamlet just north of the village of Bøstad in Vestvågøy municipality, Nordland county, Norway. It is located along the European route E10 highway in the central part of the island of Vestvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. Borge Church is located near Borg.

View of the museum

Borg was the home of a Viking chieftain over 1000 years ago. Today, Borg is the location of Lofotr, a living museum of the Viking chieftain's village. There exists a reconstruction of one of the main buildings as well as visible remains within the archaeological excavation sites.[2]

The area around Borg has many horses, most of which are Nordlandshester.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Borg" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Tourist information" (in Norwegian). bøstad.no. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 

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