The Blacksmith of sund / Sund Fisherymuseum - Entrance
2019-03-09 15:17There is something reminiscent of a fairy tale about the story of one of Lofoten's oldest tourist attractions. Operations at the museum and the smithy have been kept as is since the two were established by Hans Gjertsen in 1947. The official opening of the museum took place in 1964, but the groundwo
The Vikings are coming!
2019-02-22 12:45The Vikings were fierce warriors. Fighting, plundering, ruling over land areas and people, they were marking their way across Europe more than 1000 years ago. The Vikings were skilled sailors and on their longships they would be carrying very valuable trading articles from the north – highly desirab
Norwegian Telecom Museum in Sørvågen
2019-06-22 08:10LOCAL AND NATIONAL TELECOM HISTORY
Why did the first morse code signal in Northern Europe emanate from the telegraph station in Sorvagen, far west of Lofoten, in 1906? The telegraph was developed as early as 1861, with Sorvagen as the terminus. Why? And where were these signals sent? To which shi