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Fjord Norway Vestland HYLLESTAD

An introduction to the Viking Age in Hyllestad - Viking Footprints

  • Nesvegen 58
  • +47 93942454
  •  /  km From You

Learn a little of the real Viking story with Viking Footprints, and have fun with some Viking activities like throwing and archery

Get an introduction to the Viking age here in west Norway in our Viking tent and find out that the Vikings were not quite the savage people that popular history may portray them. Get a sense of the sophistication of society in Viking age Norway and understand how the area around Hyllestad was crucial to the whole Viking story here in Norway from the development of its laws, the use of democratic means of decision making, the rights of women and the spread of trade. From this part of the coast in Norway the expansion to Iceland started and from here the Vikings set out on their last great attempt to conquer England. After some history, then try for yourself some skills in archery and axe throwing. The Vikings loved to play games and use them as a means of keeping their skills sharp. You’ll learn some basic techniques and then try for yourself.
How good of a Viking are you?
This activity takes about 1 hour, and is an easy walk that suits most functional levels (not adapted for wheelchairs). Language is English and some activities are dependent on the weather conditions for safety reasons.

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An introduction to the Viking Age

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10:30–11:30

Wednesday: 10:30–11:30

Thursday: 10:30–11:30

Friday: 10:30–11:30

Saturday: 10:30–11:30

Sunday: 10:30–11:30
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