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Viking Festivals 2018

The original setting and ancient Viking atmosphere makes you feel like a member of the warriors' camp

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Viking dwellings, clothes, food, art, music, sports, storytelling, craft demos, archery workshops, and other thematic entertainment are held in the reconstructed Viking settlement to make you feel as if you were one of the Scandinavian warriors. A true member of the ancient Vikings' camp. Viking festivals are held all over the country.

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In early June, usually around the second weekend, Viking culture is celebrated in Avaldesenes, a village located in the South-West of the Karmøy municipality. It's famous for being the largest Viking market in Western Norway. The festivities are held over four days at the Viking Farm Avaldsnes. The main purpose of the celebration is to continue the tradition of gathering the Vikings from different countries as it used to during the Norse Sagas when the royal estate at Avaldsnes was a famous meeting place.

In August a similar festival takes place at Lofotr Viking Museum in Bøstad, a village in the Lofoten Islands. About a hundred Vikings from Norway and beyond assemble at the Lofotr Viking Festival. The action takes place at the Boathouse, Lofotr Viking Museum, that's 14km north of Leknes.

At the beginning of September, Tønsberg hosts a Viking Festival, this is the oldest Norwegian town situated in the South-East of the country. Being also Norway's former capital, Tønsberg has a vivid Viking history. Viking enthusiasts are welcome to join in the celebration. The highlight of festivities is launching an ancient Viking ship.

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