Viking Festival


(Foto Ø.Iversen)

Photo Ørjan Iversen

Every year, around the second weekend in June, there is a four-day Viking Festival at the Viking Farm Avaldsnes. Then Vikings from many countries come and set up their tents between the reconstructed buildings.

In this way, we want to continue the traditions from the time of the Norse Sagas, when the royal estate at Avaldsnes was a meeting place for people from many countries, and where our own traditions met cultural impulses from abroad.

You will meet craftsmen, traders and sailors, people who demonstrate weapons, storytellers, jugglers, musicians – and new friends.

The purpose of the event is to make the history of the Viking Age come alive in a child-and family-friendly manner.

In 2019 the Viking Festival will take place from 6th – 9th  of June 

Foto Aud Irene Jacobsen

Photo Aud Irene Jacobsen

Opening hours for the festival:
Thursday 6th of June : 09.00- 19.00
Friday 7th of June : 09.00- 19.00
Saturday  8th of June : 11.00- 19.00
Sunday 9th of June : 12.00- 17.00

The three following years, the Viking Festival Avaldsnes will take place on the following dates:
2020: June 4-7th
2021: June 10-13th
2022: June 9-12th

More about The Viking Festival Avaldsnes here: VIKING FESTIVAL AVALDSNES