Programme 2021

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April 2-4

Easter open at Foteviken Museum

The Foteviken Viking Museum & shop is open during the Easter weekend, Friday - Sunday 11.00 - 15.00. Enjoy the atmosphere and genuine Viking style buildings, Viking Age games and of course a treasure hunt for easter eggs for the children. 

We have hidden a number of pearl necklaces throughout the Viking town, which may be exchanged for an easter egg in the shop before you leave for the day. (Only valid for children up to the age of 15, max 1 easter egg per child)
 

Guided tours

Friday 13.00
Saturday 13.00
Sunday 13.00

Normal museum entry fees.

If you wish to have lunch or eat dinner along with your visit we recommend the restaurant Smokey Barbecue & Pickles located right by the museum. Tables can be booked by phone at +46 (0) 76-402 43 15.

30 April

Walpurgis night at Foteviken Viking Museum!

We wish to celebrate the arrival of the spring, and invite you all to celebrate Walpurgis night with us. Come to the Viking town and enjoy the spring that is hopefully here, chat with the Vikings, stroll around and check out the buildings in the town. 

N.B. Due to current circumstances the walpurgis bonfire is cancelled this year!

The museum is open 11.00 - 15.00

Guided tours   11.00 and 13.00.

Regular entry fee.

8 May

The international Viking Day!

The International Viking Day is obviously something to celebrate at Foteviken Viking Museum. Opening speech at the rune stone takes place at 12.30. 

By tradition one of the old Viking sagas is told this day around the world: at museums and Viking groups, by the young and old, at the time time a well known Viking saga is read in English or the native language of the location. At our museum the sage is read at 14.00 in the Tinghöll hall.

  • 12.30 Speech by the rune stone 
  • 14.00 Saga in Tinghöll hall.

Open hours: 10-17
Entry hours: 10-16

Regular entry fee. 

6 June

Swedish National Day with the Battle of Foteviken

On the National Day the Foteviken Viking town will be open and host activities for the whole family. You can participate in historical games that are fun for the young and old alike. 

The Battle of Foteviken, 4th of June 1134

This Scanian victory is something we in the Viking town really like to celebrate!

11.34 Celebration speech by the rune stone, which was erected roughly 20 years ago in memory of the battle. After a speech and celebration of the fallen warriors we will pour mead over the stone in accordance with old tradition.

  • 13.00 Storytelling in Tinghöll hall about the Battle of Foteviken that took place here on the 4th of June, 1134 AD. 
  • 14.30 Gathering at Hola Stones to marsch to Hola Stones to light the summer bonfire (if the wind permits, otherwise a basket bonfire) and greet the summer with a poem.

Open hours: 10.00 - 17.00
Entry hours: 10.00 - 16.00

Regular entry fee. 

29 June - 4 July

The Viking week 28 June - 4 July

Activities for all ages, meet Vikings from across the world showing their crafts and selling their Viking Age replica goods. Vikings arriving early at Foteviken for the market will use the Viking town as a gathering spot for craftsmen. Here they will exchange knowlegde and teach various crafting techniques.

Open hours: 10-17

Entry hours: 10-16

Regular entry fee until July 1 (see the Market days below)

2 - 4 July

The Foteviken Viking Market

The Viking week culminates during the weekend with a full market programme. During these days Vikings from across the world will participate. As a visitor you may stroll around the Viking town and surroundings which is filled by activities and market stands. Here you may find items ranging from beautiful handmade jewellery to Viking Age style swords.

Why not take the opportunity to test your strength against the Vikings in competitions such as pole throwing, tug of war, the Viking race or codfish tossing?

One of the highlights of the market is the reenactment of the Battle of Foteviken, which takes place a number of times during the Saturday and Sunday, performed by visiting Viking warriors. The historic Battle of Foteviken took place on the 4th of June in the year 1134 AD. 

Viking Games Open 2021

According to tradition we arrange an exciting competition that is open for both Vikings and market visitors: VIKING GAMES OPEN 2021! Participants will compete in five different sports, putting their precision, balance and strength to the test. The first 3 competitions take place on Saturday, with the final two competitions on the Sunday along with the victory ceremony. 

Open hours

Friday 2 July
Open hours: 10–17
Entry hours: 10–16

Saturday 3 July
Open hours: 10–19
Entry hours: 10–18

Sunday 4 July
Open hours: 10–17
Entry hours: 10–16

Entry fees 2 - 4 July

Adult: 160 SEK
Children: 60 SEK
Family: 350 SEK

20-25 July

Childrens' Week at Foteviken Viking Museum

In our Viking town you will travel back in time to meet craftsmen, warriors and traders, wise men, skilled women and storytelling bards.

This week will be full of activities for all ages: Exciting Viking tales, historic games and various crafts you can watch, learn or try your hand at. Children may join the Harald Bluetooth Viking club. 

In the Harald Bluetooth Viking club you can partake in various games and training activities to become a good Viking. This involves archery and the Viking school where you may learn to handle a sword and form a shield wall. You may also visit the craftsmen in their houses. Maybe the blacksmith forging arrow heads, thw wood carver, pearl maker, tanner and tailor, the silver smith making coins. Or perhaps listen to the wisdom of the monk, or the wild tales of the bard? 

You may fetch the Harald Bluetooth activity pamphlet in the museum shop. When you have completed activities you are promoted from serf to Viking. For your performance you will receive a free ice cream in the shop this week. 

Activities: 11 -15

Open hours: 10-17
Entry hours: 10-16

Regular entry fee.

10-15 August

The Family week at Foteviken Viking Museum

This week will be filled with activities for the whole family. Meet the citizens of the Viking town, see how they live,d amused themselves and worked on their estates a normal day in the era of the reign of Harald Bluetooth's dynasty. Daily we hold the Family Games Open contest, so gather up your family and compete in the historic Viking games.  Exciting tales will be told in Tinghöll, and various crafts are shown and taught throughout the town.

Activities: 10.30 - 16.00

Open hours: 10-17
Entry hours: 10-16

Regular entry fee.

29 August

The Archaeology Day at Foteviken Viking Museum

During the Archaeology Day we will hold exciting activities at Foteviken Viking Museum, with inspiration and deep dives into the Viking history for young and old alike. We will also offer guided tours of the Viking town.

Programme

  • 11.00 Guided tour
  • 12.30 Storytelling in Tinghöll
  • 13.30 Guided tour
  • 14.30 Storytelling in Tinghöll
  • 15.30 Guided tour

Open hours: 10-17
Entry hours: 10-16

Regular entry fee.

11-12 September

Hay market in Höllviken and the Foteviken Kulturcenter meeting place

See separate programme, coming later.

Viking Age harvest feast at the museum

Activities for all ages. Crafting and cultural heritage metings with a focus on the Viking Age. Selling of crafted products, the annual harvest, food, Viking Age games, torchlight procession and an autumn bonfire on the Saturday to end the season.

The harvest feast is arranged by the Fotevikens Byalag village community.

Shop and entry open: 10.00 - 16.00

Regular entry fee until 14.00, then free entry. 

Usually the gates are closed at 17.00, but during Harvest celebrations the Viking town is kept open for longer.

  • 11.00 Guided tour
  • 13.00 Guided tour
  • 15.30 Gathering by the rune stone
  • 16.00 Torchlight procession to light the bonfire at Hola Stenar (if the wind permits, otherwise a basket bonfire). Here we will welcome the autumn and celebrate it with a poem. 

Open hours: 10-17

Entry hours: 10-16

Regular entry fee.

26 October

Ghost walk at Foteviking Viking Museum

We know that mythological creatures have found our Viking town, and restless spirits will again haunt us in this horrible evening. Do you dare come visit?

Like previous years you will be sent out in groups with a guide who will safely take you through the town. Gather by the museum entrance building. 

This year the ghost walk is arranged by the village community of the SVEG association. To make sure you secure a ticket, make your booking early!

N.B. The ghost walk is not suitable for younger children. 

Booking

Send an e-mail with the title â€ťAnmälan till spökvandring” to sveg@foteviken.se

Ticket prices

Adults: 100 SEK
Children: 60 SEK