Årsunda Viking

Årsunda Viking
The Viking farm Årsjögård in Årsunda is a living history museum. Located in the heart of the province of Gästrikland, the Land of Iron, you experience cultural history in an exciting, informative and living way.

At the Viking farm Årsjögård, you travel more than 1000 years back in time and meet vikings that tell you about the life on the farm. At the farm you will find several houses such as a smithy, cooking house and the magnificent longhouse plus runestones, a sacrificial place and a Thing place.

The longhouse, consisting of a residence and a hall, is the pride of Årsjögård. In the residence there is room for about 20 adults/25 children to spend the night, the hall has room for another 10-15. The longhouse has a beautiful roof consisting of ca 20 000 shingles. The walls are a plaited work of whicker covered with a mixture of sand, mud and cow dung. It´s 4-5 inches thick and keeps the house warm in the Winter and cool in the Summer.

Welcome to the Årsjögård to experience and learn about all aspects of the life of the Viking; everyday life, festivities, crafts, games, food and much more.

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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!