Program 2022

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April 15-17

Easter open at Foteviken Museum

The Foteviken Viking Museum and entry shop is open for visitors during the Easter weekend, 15 - 17 April, between 11:00 and 15:00 daily.

Come and enjoy the atmosphere, the genuine Viking Age buildings, games and of course the hunt for The Beast for the children.

Solve the riddle about what/who the Beast hides, when the mystery is solved you can trade your correct answer for a candy bag in the shop before leaving.

We also offer our guided tours and storytelling events for you to experience.

Guided tours
Friday: 11.00 + 13.30
Saturday: 11.00 + 13.30
Sunday: 11.00 + 13.30

Storytelling

Friday: 12.00
Saturday: 12.00
Sunday: 12.00

Regular entry fees.

Take the opportunity to enjoy a coffee break in our entry shop. We sell drink, ice cream and light refreshments.

If you prefer a full lunch or dinner during your visit we recommend the restaurant Smokey BBQ & Pickles located right next to the museum.

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. 

The day ends with a joint march to the basket bonfire, when it´s lit there is a speech. 
Gathering at the runestone at 14:00
 

The museum is open 11.00 - 17.00

Guided tours   11.00 and 13.30.
Saga telling 12:00

Regular entry fee.

Take the opportunity and have a coffee up at our entrance/shop, here we sell drinks, ice cream and light refreshments. 
If you rather have lunch or dinner in connection with your visit, we recommend the resturant Smokey Barbecue & Pickles which is the adjacnt to the museum. 

8 May

The international Viking Day!

The International Viking Day is obviously something to celebrate at Foteviken Viking Museum. 

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.

13:30  - Speech at the Rune stone where our Earl speaks. Then we will go together to the selected place for Sago reading (place for this will be assigned at the entrance at the same day, depending on the weather).  

Guided tour: 11:00 + 15:00

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

Regular entry fee. 

Take the opportunity and have a coffee up at our entrance/shop, here we sell drinks, ice cream and light refreshments. 
If you rather have lunch or dinner in connection with your visit, we recommend the resturant Smokey Barbecue & Pickles which is the adjacnt to the museum. 

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!

Holding times:

  • 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.
  • 12.00 Storytelling in Tinghöll hall about the Battle of Foteviken that took place here on the 4th of June, 1134 AD. (spot where this will take place will be notified on place this day).
  • 13:30 Guided tour

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

Regular entry fee. 

Take the opportunity and have a coffee up at our entrance/shop, here we sell drinks, ice cream and light refreshments. 
If you rather have lunch or dinner in connection with your visit, we recommend the resturant Smokey Barbecue & Pickles which is the adjacnt to the museum. 

27 June - 3 July

The Viking week

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.

Program  / Schedule - 27-30 June

11-16   -  Playground is open for various activities 
11-16   -  "Try On" Archery + Ax throwing will be available at designated place
11:00   -  Guided tour 
12:00   -  Story telling in Tinghöll
13:30   -  Guided tour

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

Take the opportunity and have a coffee up at our entrance/shop, here we sell drinks, ice cream and light refreshments. 
If you rather have lunch or dinner in connection with your visit, we recommend the resturant Smokey Barbecue & Pickles which is the adjacnt to the museum. 

1 - 3 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.

Opening hours: See below 

Regular entry fee.  1 -3 juli
Adult: 180:-
Children: 60:-
Family: 400:-
Program / Schedule 1-3 Juli 

Friday 1 July
Opening hours: 10-17
Entrence: 10-16 

Place for all activities will be indicated and well signposted.
11-16   -  Playground is open for various activities 
11-16   -  "Try On" Archery + Ax throwing will be available at designated place
10:00   -  Opening speech in the tower
12-15  -  Tug of War / Rod Impact (exact time / place is indicated the same day).
 
 

Saturday 2 july
Opening hours: 10-19
Entrence: 10-18 

Place for all activities will be indicated and well signposted.
11-18   -  Playground is open for various activities 
11-18   -  "Try On" Archery + Ax throwing will be available at designated place
11:00   -  Vikingrush - Here are the a lot of glory at stake, Participate and challange the Vikings.
13:00   -  Musik & Battle Show with Nidhögg (exact location will be indicated on arrival)
14:00   - Tug of War  (exact time / place is indicated the same day).
15:00   -  Battle in the field (exact location will be indicated on arrival)
16:00   -  Tug of war / Rod of Impact  (exact place will be indicated the same day)

Sunday 3 july
Openinghours
: 10-17
Entrance: 10-16

Place for all activities will be indicated and well signposted.
11-16   -  Playground is open for various activities.
11-16   -  "Try On" Archery + Ax throwing will be available at designated place.
11:00  -  Fish throwing competion / Who throws the longest? 
13:00  - Musik & Battle Show with Nidhögg (exact location will be indicated on arrival)
15:00  -  Battle in the field (exact location will be indicated on arrival)

We will follow these holding times as far as possible with regard to weather and wind, but some changes may occur but then will be announced on site.

Take the opportunity and have a coffee up at our entrance/shop, here we sell drinks, ice cream and light refreshments. 
If you rather have lunch or dinner in connection with your visit, we recommend the resturant Smokey Barbecue & Pickles which is the adjacnt to the museum. 

21-24 July

Children´s days

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

The Children's week at Foteviken Viking Museum 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. 

Program Torsdag-Fredag 21+22/7:
Kl.11:00-16:00
Runes School & Sling/Weave Yarn 
Playground is open 

11:00
Guided tour

12:00
Story telling

13:30
Guided tour

Program Lördag och Söndag 23+24/7:
Kl.11:00-16:00
Runes School & Sling/Weave Yarn 
Playground is open 
Archery  & Other activities inside the village

11:00
Guided tour

12:00
Story telling

13:30
Guided tour

Opening hours: 10-17
Entrence: 10-16

Regular entry fee. 

The children can join Harald BlĂĄtand´s Viking Club. 
In Harlad BlĂĄtand´s Viking Club, you get to try out games and trining activities to become a good viking. Visit the craftsmen on their farms. 

In the store, you can pick up your Harald BlĂĄtand´s activity booklet. Once you have completed the tasks, you have developed from slave to viking! Now you will get a nice diploma with your new viking name + a leather strap that you get as a proof that you have have passed the tests. Fort your excellent performance you also will get a free ice cream in the store. 
(you can only do this 1 time/season)

 

Take the opportunity and have a coffee up at our entrance/shop, here we sell drinks, ice cream and light refreshments. 
If you rather have lunch or dinner in connection with your visit, we recommend the resturant Smokey Barbecue & Pickles which is the adjacnt to the museum. 

11-14 August

Family day´s at Fotevikens Museum

The family week at the Foteviken Viking Museum 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

Guided tour: 13.30

Sago telling: 12.00

Opening hours: 10-17
Entrence: 10-16

Regular entry fee. 

Take the opportunity and have a coffee up at our entrance/shop, here we sell drinks, ice cream and light refreshments. 
If you rather have lunch or dinner in connection with your visit, we recommend the resturant Smokey Barbecue & Pickles which is the adjacnt to the museum. 

10-11 September

Autumn Market

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 basket 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

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

Activities during the day_

  • 13.30 - Guided tour 
  • 12.00 - Saga telling
  • 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.

Take the opportunity and have a coffee up at our entrance/shop, here we sell drinks, ice cream and light refreshments. 
If you rather have lunch or dinner in connection with your visit, we recommend the resturant Smokey Barbecue & Pickles which is the adjacnt to the museum. 

29 October

Ghost walk at Foteviken 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 Fotevikens Byalag village community. 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 event@fotevikensbyalag.se

Ticket prices

Adults: 100 SEK
Children: 60 SEK