Summer at The Viking Museum


The Vikings at the museum are suffering from heat stroke and are planning activities every day between 10-14! On sunny days, they will challenge people to a game or maybe even a sword fight. If it rains, they will seek shelter in the warm nooks of the museum where they will tell fortunes in runes, play boardgames and teach people how to play the mouth harp.

If you do have the courage to meet the Vikings, please remember that they are WILDE! There are different activities every day and since Vikings can’t write all that well, they are having some problems with producing a fixed schedule. However, they are more than willing to share their culture and history – so ask questions, try the activities and find out what else sort of fun they might think of.

The museum has convinced the Vikings to plan different activities for each month.

June: Mythology and magic
Every wednesday in June, a seeress will visit the museum between 10-14 and tell visitors fortune. The seeress is also happy to talk about gods and myths with those who wish to learn more.

July: Trade routes
Every wednesday in July, Viking Age craftsmen will put up shop in the museum between 10-14. Would you like to make a leather bracelet or maybe just craft a Viking Age figure to keep as a souvenir? Visit the craftsman and talk about the great trade- and crafts industry of Viking Age Scandinavia.

August: Summer-warm feelings
Every wednesday in August, our Vikings will have butterflies in their stomachs. In a nice way of course. In order to calm their emotions, they have arranged so that everyone can make a sacrifice to Freyja, goddess of love and fertility. Sacrifice a love poem or maybe give a letter to someone you like! Perhaps written in runes?! If you need inspiration, the Vikings are happy to speak about love poetry and gossip about love stories from the Viking Age.

September: Power and politics
Every wednesday in September, Viking Age rulers will visit the museum. The ruler will set up board games and challenge 21st century people. Being talented at board games was important for Viking Age leaders – it proved that they were smart and had a skill for war. The rulers are also happy to talk about how they ruled over their lands and what a Viking Age leader must always think about.