Viking attractions

Viking attractions
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A Viking chieftain farm under construction that, when fully finished, will be an authentic reconstruction of how a chieftain may have lived during the Viking Age. The farm is intended to have several buildings surrounded by a wooden palisade with farm animals and cultivation of Viking Age crops.
Archeon is an archeological living museum in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands. The museum features periods of Dutch history via Historical reenactments. Among the periods portrayed are the Stone Age, the Roman times and the Middle Ages.
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.
Bork Vikingehamn is a living history museum with a reconstructed Viking Age harbour settlement. The settlement is made up of numerous reconstructed Viking buildings and ships.
Brattahlíð was Erik the Red's estate in the Viking colony he established on south western Greenland at the end of the 10th century. Brattahlíð probably had the first church in the New World. A reconstruction of this chapel now stands near the original site, along with a replica of a Viking longhouse.
A living history museum in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on the Viking and Medieval history of the city. See what life was like on board a Viking ship, learn of their voyages, weaponry and skills. Try on clothes, become a slave and stroll down a noisy street. Visit a smokey and cramped Viking house, learn the runic alphabet, hear the poetry and sagas and more.
The Fortress of Jomsborg is a living museum with a reconstructed Viking fortress in Warsaw, Poland.
Foteviken Museum, with its Viking town, is an archaeological open-air museum. It is located in an attractive setting on historical land by Höllviken beach. Here you can find the world's only reconstructed Viking town.
Each summer in late June and early July it is the Viking Age in Frederikssund. About 250 adults and children put on Viking garments and let the beautiful open-air stage form the framework of a theatrical performance recreating the colors, people and drama of the Viking Age.
The Viking Area at Gerlev Fun Park gives you the opportunity to try some of the old Viking Age games. Take part in history and enjoy sport and games for everyone. It is not important how good you are, but to discover how much fun it is to play as a family.
The viking legacy of Gulatinget/”The Gula Thing”: The Thing is a Viking parliament/assembly site and Court, situated in Gulen (municipality) hence the name “Gula thing”.
Gunnes gård is an living history museum and a place for experimental archeology .
The Isle of Man has a significant Viking heritage, interwoven with strong Celtic influences. A visit to offers a chance to explore Viking castles, recreated Viking homesteads and Viking monuments and archaeological sites still part of the Manx landscape today.
Massive carved runestones from the 10th century, found at the town of Jelling in Denmark. The older of the two rune stones was raised by King Gorm the Old in memory of his wife Thyra. The other was raised by Gorm's son, Harald Bluetooth in memory of his parents, his conquest of Norway and Denmark, and his conversion of the Danes to Christianity.
Iron Age Farm at Ullandhaug – A glimpse of everyday life in Norway 1500 years ago.
The Centre of Slavs and Vikings in Wolin, Poland has reconstructed buildings and crafts from the Viking Age and early Middle Ages - from the 9th to 11th century. Here you can see how everyday life might have been for people during ancient times, how they lived and worked.
The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre is now open, following a multi-million pound re-imagining. The year is AD960 and the last Viking King in Jorvik, Eric Bloodaxe, has been banished. The city is thriving with a flourishing manufacturing centre and wide trading links. There are new buildings, new peoples and new stories to be told...
The site of the largest Viking building ever found in Europe. A full scale reconstruction has been built here.
Maritimt forsøgscenter is a cultural activity centre focused primarily on passenger sailing with Viking ships and other traditional Nordic wooden boats. Outside the sailing season the centre engages in ship building and other maritime crafts.
The Medieval Market is Finland’s largest medieval and historical event held at the Old Great Square of Turku at the turn of June and July every year!
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.
Nordvegen History Centre tells the story about how Avaldsnes became The First Royal Throne of Norway. Harald Fairhair, the king who unified Norway into one kingdom, will present you for princes and kings who ruled the “North way” from Avaldsnes.
The excavated remnants of an Iron Age broch and village on the Shetland Islands. The site has since been open every year during the summer season, with costumed guides provided guided tours to visitors who can also spend time by the fire in the reconstructed buildings, or trying their hand at Iron Age and Viking crafts.
Ornavik is an experimental and educational archaeological site where one can learn about blacksmithing, weaving, growing crops…like our Viking ancestors did in the 10th and 11th century.
Ribe VikingeCenter has reconstructed living history Viking sites from the oldest town in Denmark, Ribe. Here you can experience authentic Viking environments.
The Iron Age and Viking past of the archipelago comes to life in Rosala Viking Centre, in a museum that among other things presents archeological findings from the former Örsund (Kyrksundet), the sound between Hitis and Rosala, Finland.
The Stockholm region has the highest density of runestones in the world. In the tour area Runriket you may dive into the history of the runestones at 9 sites located around the Vallentuna lake. The gateway to Runriket is located at Jarlabankes bro with an information centre, outdoor exhibition, experience park and a reconstruction of the Viking Age monument.
Sagnlandet Lejre is an atmospheric and exciting tourist attraction for the whole family. 10000 years of Danish history brought to life. Houses and settings from the Stone Age, Iron Age, Viking Age and 1800th century, historic workshops and domestic animals, located in the beautiful historic landscape near Roskilde.
Stiklestad is a great place to see and experience history. Most famous is the largest and the oldest outdoor theater "Spelet om Heilage Olav/The play about St Olav,". During the summer there are daily adventures for young and old. In medieval farm Stiklastadir you can step back 1,000 years in time.
This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the river Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions.
The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning it granted free admission to all 'studious and curious persons'. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today.
The Iceland Saga Trail Association (ISTA) was founded in 2006 and focus on the heritage of medieval Icelandic literature, especially the Icelandic Sagas, the first centuries of Iceland’s history (Viking time) and medieval culture.
As the last Nordic country without a full size Viking ship, the Faroe Islands can finally look forward to the building of the Tune ship replica. The ship will be built in the old Viking capitol Hov, on Suðuroy. There will also be built a boat house.
Catoira’s history has always been closely related to the strategic importance of the Torres de Oeste military complex, as it served as the defensive shield of Galicia from the Early Middle Ages. The fortress was a part of a defensive system built for avoiding the entry of Norman pirates though the Ulla River.
Trelleborgen viking fortress is a reconstruction on the original site of a quarter of the fortress based on archaeological finds. It is a Viking museum, a museum of living history, site of experimental archaeology and history education. A historical venue for people today and a thousand years ago.
The Trondenes Centre of History of Sør-Troms Museum is located outside Harstad, Norway in idyllic and historical surroundings. In the exhibition "With crosses and swords through a 100 years" the local history from distant ancient times up until modern times is presented, with focus on the Viking Age and Middle Ages.
Ukranenland is an archeological village-museum in Torgelow, north-east Germany. The name comes from an old Slavic tribe, the Ukri. The Slavic settlement from the 9th to 10th century was reconstructed with its bricks, planks and houses according to archaeological findings in full scale.
Ulvsborg Medieval Centre - a reconstructed fortified nobleman's manor from the 11th century in Odsherred, Denmark. Go 800 years back in time to the year 1154 during the reign of the lenient King Sven III.
Storholmen Viking Village is an Archaeological Open Air Museum, beautifully located by the large lake Erken in the region of Roslagen in Sweden.
Vikingaliv is based on historical facts combined with the very latest academic research into the history of the vikings. Facts that are presented to you in an instructive and interactive way. Vikingaliv offers illusions, fantasy and exciting tales. Get to know our vikings and learn about Ragnfrid´s saga.
VikingaTider is an archaeological open-air museum where the cultural landscape from the Viking age, is recreated based on the archaeological finds made in the area.
One of the places where the Vikings way of life can be best experienced is in the Trelleborg Viking Fortress near Slagelse in Denmark. Here you will find one of Harald Bluetooth’s Viking ring fortresses. It was built in the 980s but the remnants are still evident in the landscape. You will also find a museum, a shop and a reconstructed Viking longhouse.
The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is the Danish museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding culture in ancient and medieval times.
A reconstructed Viking Age farm with several buildings located by Avaldsnes, Norway.
Three Museums in the Viking Triangle situated in the heart of Ireland’s oldest city. Three museums within a few paces of each other tell the 1100 year old story of Waterford from its foundation in 914 by Viking sea pirates.

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