Welcome to Lofoten Peat Museum

The idea of starting a peat museum demonstrating peat production, its history and life along the coast in bygone times, turned up for the first time in 1997.

In 1999-2000, an aerial cable was set up from the mountains down to what was to be the museum area. In 2003, the museum building was completed. Equipment, photographs and other materials have been collected or borrowed from the local area.

The basic idea behind the museum is to create a farmyard whose main focus is on peat production, and the life and conditions of those involved. Peat production is an important part of Lofoten’s cultural heritage, and we believe it is very important to pass on knowledge about this particular aspect, too.

In addition to the museum building itself, we have relocated and re-erected an old smallholder’s cottage known as “Albertstua.” We have also obtained a smaller house, a shed and another time-honoured residence which is intended for use as overnight accommodation.

We have not yet procured funding to relocate these last three, but we hope to achieve this in the near future.
Sanitary conditions have been taken care of in the form of a public lavatory.

Informasjon / Information:
(+47) 90 98 43 51

Opening times:

June – August
10:00 – 13:00 and
15:00 – 17:00

May and September by prior arrangement

Admission: Adult NOK 20 Child NOK 10


Lofoten Peat Museum, c/o Leif N Solhaug, 8387 Fredvang. Tel.: (+47) 916 76 044 - post@lofoten-torvmuseum.no

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