opening hours for 2012: 9 July - 3 August 12.00 - 16.00 Mon - Fri
Upon entering the village you are greeted by the ringing sound of the blacksmiths hammer, the sound of a bone flute in the distance, and the smell of smoke, tar, and freshly baked bread. Here you will meet exciting people from the east and the west that will teach you ancient handicrafts and tell you about the life of the vikings. At Storholmen you are not merely an observer, but an active participant in everything that happens!
Try it your self
You will meet blacksmiths, glass bead makers, hirdmen, spinners and other crafts people. You may attempt to forge something in the smithy, make wool handicrafts, or bake your own flatbread over the fire. The rune master and apprentice will teach you the secret of the runes. The chief and housewife tell you all you wish to know about the every day life of viking age.
Now and then the sound of a horn will echo over the village. This signals the start of a special event. It may be Viking-like games, sword fighting, singing and music, or a storyteller divulging tales from the Nordic mythology.
About the viking village and surroundings
Several reconstructed buildings create an atmospheric environment; houses, enclosed pastures with animals, an herbal garden, an outdoor smithy, a sacrificial place, two rune stones . Now three new houses are in the making. Come and watch them being built!
In the Viking Village there is also an exhibition where you can read about the everyday life in Viking age, and see reconstructed artefacts and models. There is a café with lighter refreshments.
Next to Storholmen is a viking age burial site and nature preserve with old oak trees. On short walking distans are a fine 18th century restaurant, a pizzeria and a beach.
Activities for the entire family!
- Viking Games
- Guided tours
- Vikingage handicrafts
- Café and souvenirshop