Midgard Historisk Senter, Borre

MIDGARD HISTORISK SENTER, BORRE
Midgard Historical Centre in Borre lies next to Northern Europe’s largest assembly of monumental grave mounds from the Iron Age and Viking Age. The Centre opened in 2000 with the primary task of creating and spreading knowledge about Viking Age in the Vestfold County.

The grave mounds in Borre constitutes one of Norway’s most important national heritage sites, and it was a place of power and influence in Europe during the Viking Age.

The Vikings were not only warriors, but skillful sailors and tradesmen. Their ships were built to withstand long journeys, and traces of Nordic settlements have been found as far away as Newfoundland in North- America. Many of the artifacts from Borre are of an eastern character and bears witness of a strong cultural influence from the countries around the Baltic Sea, Poland and Russia. Findings from graves in Kaupang in the southern part of Vestfold show us that the Vikings were in close contact with today’s Central Europe, England, France, Ireland and the areas around the Mediterranean. Several coins found in Vestfold originate from Kufa in Iraq. The Vikings were very fashion orientated, they didn’t just bring anything back home, but they shopped luxury items abroad and equipped themselves with the latest within weaponry.

If you come to Midgard you will get the oppurtunity to experience the Viking Age using all your senses. Thrown enough axes lately? The Viking playground outside Midgard offers a wide range of “Viking activites” such as throwing axes on wooden poles, shooting with a bow and arrow and learning how to master skills the Vikings needed in daily life.

Street address: 
Birkelyveien 9, 3184 Borre
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Destination Viking is a new travel experience concept. Partners from a number of countries have come together to develop a borderless tourism destination focusing on the Viking world.

Quality is a key word for Destination Viking - as a visitor you expect quality at every level, and we will deliver it. Quality means quality of activities, quality of presentations, quality of workmanship, quality of sites, quality of food, quality of souvenirs. In short: quality experience!