Family Festival, Summer 2018
Every summer the Viking village is open for spontaneous visits. We are open no matter the weather! Indoor environments are available.
When: During 2018 we are open:
16th of July – 3th of August
Monday to Friday
What do we do during a Family Festival day?
During the summer you can watch and learn from Vikings when they do their everyday chores in the village. You will meet Blacksmiths, Warriors (Housecarls), Tailors and other craftsmen. If you want to try for yourself they will teach you what they know! For example you can try the blacksmiths hammer, create something out of wool, make a glass bead or why not bake you own flatbread over the open fire? The rune master will teach you about the secrets of the runes, the signs that adorn countless rune stones in Uppland. The Chief and Housewife will tell you everything you want to know about the life of the Vikings.
During certain times of the day you will hear the horn blower’s horn. That is the signal indicating something special is about to happen! It could be a display of Viking games, singing and music, lectures or maybe the storyteller will tell an exciting story.
The museum have several reconstructed buildings and soroundings that creates an authentic atmosphere in the village. Several more houses is on the rise aswell. Inside the exhibition hall you can read about the Vikings everyday life and also watch reconstructed items and models. Inside the hall there is also a café with light refreshments. Something else that contributes a lot to the atmosphere is the beautiful scenery of the lake that surrounds the village.
In walking distance from the village there is an Inn, a Pizzeria and even a nice child friendly beach where you can swim.
Example of some happenings for the whole family that usually occur:
- Viking games
- Singing & music
- Viking age handicrafts
- Café & souvenir sales