Viking Market at Gudvangen
Vikingmarknad i Gudvangen
Gudvangen (Sogn og Fjordane county)
In the middle of, and surrounding a recnstructed Viking town the visitors have the chance to experience a spectacular tme travel back to the Viking Age, including Viking games and culture, battle reenactments, music, storytelling, slave market, courses and lectures, Viking food and crafts, and much more...
Geographical, cultural and historical context
The Gudvangen village is situated at the end of The Nærøy Fjord, Sogn og Fjordane, Aurland Kommune, Norway. Fjord Norway has a rich historical heritage and many visible traces of the Vikings, who ruled the country for an era between AD 800 to 1066. The Kjelfossen waterfall, one of the highest in Norway, is located just to the southeast of Gudvangen, The name Gudvangen means “Gods place by the water” and in the Viking era it was an important market place and communication centre, and there have been several places of worship. A permanent Viking Village is soon to be established at the site: Viking Valley, Gudvangen - in the heart of the unique UNESCO listed Norwegian fjord landscape - is the setting for the town of Njardarheimr (which means “the home dedicated to the Norse God Njord”), bringing to life the real history and culture of the Viking Age.
Event description and programme
Every summer, the village hosts the Viking Market, offering a spectacular Viking life celebration. Many various activities and experiences are arranged for children and adults. A special day is dedicated to the children’s market, and the visitors are involved into the world of Vikings during all the Festival, experiencing fighting, archery, theatre, concerts, Viking ship, fire shows, storytelling, historical ballgames, Viking wrestling and other animations. The market offers nice goods, and a combination of tastes and flavours of the traditional food.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GudvangenVikingMarket
Gudvangen Utvikling AS (GUAS)
Address: GUAS - Box 11 - 5747 Gudvangen, Norway
Tel.: +47 462 45462
Viking Valley – The Viking Experience
Address: Viking valley, Box 11, N- 5747 Gudvangen, Norway
Tel.: +47 462 45462
Njardarheimr cultural center
Image: copyright Mal Dickson, Aurland Photography, via Viking Valley – The Viking Experience
Text sources: Viking Valley – The Viking Experience
Gudvangen and Njardarheimr Viking town on Google Maps:
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