Lindholm Høje Viking Market
Vikingemarked på Lindholm Høje
Lindholm Høje burial site, Aalborg (North Denmark region)
a viking market in the genuine viking surroundings of northern Europe's largest Viking burial site... a full-immersive Viking weekend with crafts and trade from about 1000 years ago and interactive workshops, living history displays and battle reenactments...
Geographical, cultural and historical context
Aalborg (or Ålborg) is a Danish industrial and university city in North Jutland. The rich history of the city is represented by the earliest settlements of 700 AD, the 16th century Aalborghus Castle, several picturesque houses of the 17th century and the Historical Museum. Aalborg's location by the Limfjord made it an important harbour and trading centre. Lindholm Høje is a major Viking burial site and former settlement situated to the north of and overlooking Aalborg. The burial site of Lindholm Høje is one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Denmark from late Iron Age and the Viking Age with several hundred stone circles. In the museum, you can see an exhibition on the lives of the Vikings on Lindholm Høje as well as a new exhibition on the ancient time in the land of the Limfjorden.
Event description and programme
At the last weekend of June the ancient place of Lindholm Høje welcomes over 200 Vikings who come from all over northern Europe to join the Viking Market. They settle their camps, demonstrate their costumes and equipment to the visitors and tell about their crafts and everyday activities. The Viking warriors take part in the spectacular battles displays, and the talented riders show their skills with their Icelandic Viking horses. The engaging games and activities are offered for adults and kids.
Please contact the Organizers for the details.
Info & Contact
Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Vikingemarkedlindholmhoeje/
Association/organization: The Viking Group Lindholm Høje
Address: c/o Lindholm Høje Museet, Vendilavej 11, 9400 Nørresundby (Aalborg), Denmark
Tel.: +45 9843 0311 | +45 2782 0599
Aalborg City Council / Aalborg Kommune
Address: Boulevarden 13, DK-9000 Aalborg, Denmark
Tel.: +45 9931 3131
VisitAalborg - The official tourism site of Aalborg
Address: Kjellerups Torv 5, niveau 13, DK-9000 Aalborg, Denmark
Tel.: +45 9931 7500
Lindholm Høje Museum
Address: Vendilavej 11, 9400 Nørresundby (Aalborg), Denmark
Tel.: +45 9931 7440
North Denmark region Historical Museum / Nordjyllands Historiske Museum
Addess: Algade 48, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
Tel.: +45 9931 7400
Image: The Viking group Lindholm Høje
Text sources: The Viking group Lindholm Høje, Wikipedia, Aalborg City Council, Magasinet Viking, Visit Aalborg
Lindholm Høje (Aalborg) and the Viking Museum on Google Maps:
Promos and video reportages of the event:
Exploring the Viking Museum and Lindholm Høje burial site: