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Top 5 Viking Experiences in Norway

Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.

1. The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

The Viking Ship Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in Viking history. The world's two best-preserved wooden Viking ships, both dating from the ninth century, are displayed here. Smaller vessels, sleds, a cart with exceptional ornamentation, plus a range of tools, harnesses, textiles and household utensils complement the exhibition. Read more about the Viking Ship Museum.

2. Lofotr Viking Museum, Borg, Lofoten Islands

Travel back in time and experience life in a Viking household in Borg, near Leknes, where remains of the largest known Viking Age longhouse were found. Hear Viking stories of power, glory and wealth. Join in a Viking feast, where you will be entertained and taken care of by the governor, his wife and their slaves. In summer you can also row a Viking ship, ride, and try your hand at throwing axes and shooting with bows and arrows. Read more about Lofotr Viking Museum.

3. Karmøy and Haugesund, Rogaland

After the battle of Hafrsfjord in 872 AD, Harald Fairhair established Norway's first throne at Avaldsnes. Follow in his footsteps and discover the rich history of the Vikings at Karmøy Kulturopplevelser. A Viking Festival also takes place there.

4. Stiklestad National Culture Centre, Nord-Trøndelag

The St Olav Festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. It features a medieval market, an art exhibition, concerts, theatre performances, seminars and more. Also popular is the St Olav Drama, which is performed each year at the end of July. It started in 1954 and is the longest running open-air play in Norway, and the purpose-built amphitheater is also the largest open-air theater in Scandinavia. Read more about the Stiklestad National Culture Center and the Viking Settlement at Avaldsnes.

5. Viking Valley Market, Gudvangen, Fjord Norway

The Viking Camp in the tiny village of Gudvangen, located on the banks of the picturesque UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012. Get a taste of Viking life at the Viking Market, where you can watch as traditional handicrafts are produced, taste Viking food, take a peek into the Viking tents, or even get to row a Viking ship (well, a replica anyway). 

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Last updated:  2014-05-26
The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway - Photo: Gunnar Strøm
The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway
From the St. Olav Drama at Stiklestad in Central Norway - Photo: Stiklestad/Leif Arne Holme
From the St. Olav Drama at Stiklestad in Central Norway

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Lofotr Viking Museum in the Lofoten Islands, Norway - Photo: Lofotr Viking Museum

Top 5 Viking Experiences in Norway

Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.

Top 5 Viking Experiences in Norway

Source: Visitnorway

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