Viking Festival

WESTERN NORWAY’S LARGEST VIKING MARKET  

(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.

Foto Aud Irene Jacobsen

Photo Aud Irene Jacobsen

In 2022 the Viking Festival Avaldsnes will take place 9th -12th of June.

More about The Viking Festival Avaldsnes here: VIKING FESTIVAL AVALDSNES

Rikssamlingsjubileet Hafrsfjord-Nordvegen 22
The Viking Festival in 2022 is integrated into Rikssamlingsjubileet Hafrsfjord-Nordvegen 22, the celebration of the 1150 years anniversary of the unification of Norway.

The anniversary year will be marked with extra activities during the Viking Festival. Among other things, the festival will be visited by a number of Viking ships.

SEE RIKSSAMLINGSJUBILEET HAFRSFJORD – NORDVEGEN 2022.

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