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Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum

Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Eirik Eidissen Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Margaret Stensen Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Kjersti Cariethe Skaufeldt Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Svein Bringsdal Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Kjersti Cariethe Skaufeldt Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Eirik Eidissen
Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Eirik Eidissen
Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Margaret Stensen
Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Kjersti Cariethe Skaufeldt
Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Svein Bringsdal
Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Kjersti Cariethe Skaufeldt
Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: Eirik Eidissen

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Come and experience the great Viking Winter Sacrifice! The Chieftain and his wife welcome you to take part in a Winter Sacrifice Feast in the grand Guildhall. Feel the magic and the thrill of the ceremony of sacrifice to the Gods to avoid Ragnarok – the Last Days.

The guided tour starts by bus from Stamsund. Provided that there is a need for it, the information will be given in Norwegian, English and German. During the bus ride, you learn about the Vikings´ view of the world; their fear of the Fimbul Winter, which indicates the beginning of Ragnarok – the Last Days.
The guide will inform you about the Sacrifice to honour the Gods and the dead of the family society. Will Volva the Prophetess make signs for winter solstice?

At Lofotr you will be met by Sigrid. She is the sister of Åshild – the Lady of the house. Each and every one will be decently dressed up for the ritual and welcomed into the Guildhall. It's time for Vinterblot – the Winter Sacrifice Ceremony!

During the stay we serve you a Lofoten Mutton Dish, made and presented the real Viking way. The Chieftain, the Lady and the Lofotr People give a special entertainment for you with songs and storytelling. You may also be invited into the dance circle around the hearth.

After a divine meal, served with mjød - the Viking mead, an ancient honey wine, your tour continues and ends up in Svolvær.

Attendance at Lofotr may also take place by own car. Use the parking lot close to road E10 and walk up uphill to the Chieftains house. There you will be met by a Viking Museum representative. A written leaflet on the Sacrificial Ceremony and the Viking traditions and history will be handed out. Attendance 7.15 p.m. at the latest. The tour is mainly for individual guests, but groups may contact Lofotr directly for booking.

Duration approx. 3 hours (one hour at the Lofotr Viking Museum ,7.45 – 8.45 pm)

Enrollment at the latest 3 p.m the day before the visit. (0047) 76084900  We make certain reservations on adequate number of participants. The trip starts at the Hurtigruta pier (Costal steamer) in Stamsund.

Destination: Lofotr Viking Museum by E10, 14 km north of Leknes

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Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:

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  • Winter without skis Winter without skis

Hours

Where:Lofotr Viking Museum
10/1/2013 - 3/31/2014
Mon - Sun
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Destination: Lofotr Viking Museum by E10, 14 km north of Leknes

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • food and beverage service
    • fireplace
    • buffet
  • Season

    • winter
  • Food and drinks

    • traditional food
  • Licensed premises

    • restaurant licensed for beer and wine
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • exhibition
  • Activities

    • guiding
  • Intended audience

    • bus and group events
  • Classification

    • eco-lighthouse
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Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum

Come and experience the great Viking Winter Sacrifice! The Chieftain and his wife welcome you to take part in a Winter Sacrifice Feast in the grand...

Viking Winter Sacrifice at Lofotr Viking Museum

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