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The Viking Market at Foteviken

Welcome to Foteviken Viking Week and Foteviken Viking Market 2019!

We will continue with the expanded market activities this year to including a Viking Games Open. Once again it is time for Foteviken Viking Market. During the Viking Age was this a great summer market on Foteviken which, according to the Faroese saga was the largest in Scandinavia. Our modern-day Viking market also attracts many Vikings. You are all cordially invited to this year's market!

Crafts Days (June 24 - 27)

During craft days, you can take part out of many exciting things. Wrought iron, brick ribbon weaving, dying, Viking cooking, wood carving etc. are some of the crafts as will be demonstrated in place.

Foteviken Viking Market starts traditionally with a pre-market on Thursday 27 June. The full market is held on Friday until Sunday.

The Battle of Foteviken

Battle of Foteviken is an element with a long history. There are few places for vikingareenactors where there has been a kind. One is obviously Hastings in 1066 where every five years, a major hit. Another actually stood at the marketplace of Foteviken 4 June 1134. 

This historic fact, we want to work on together with the local Viking warrior groups who wanted to push the warrior hit the Foteviken. The basic idea is that during the Saturday / Sunday to have performances as before, but to make arrangements so that they correspond to the historical battle in which Skåne King Erik Emune down his uncle, King Niels and his son Prince Magnus and where Magnus is killed with his entire retinue.

Viking Games Open

Foteviken Museum started with Viking Games Open in 2015 in connection with the 20th anniversary and we will continue this tradition, to have an exciting race. Unlike Viking Games, a team competition as the Viking Games Open an individual competition open to both Vikings and visitors! Entrants will get set up in five different events that put precision, balance and strength to the test! On Saturday we start with the first three segments and continues with the final two competition rounds on Sunday. The competition concludes with an awards ceremony with a big prize for the winner!

May the best man, woman and Viking win!

Saturday competitions

13:00 Big fish throwing

13:30 Pole throwing

15:00 Archery

Sunday competitions

11:00 Axe throwing

12:30 The Horse

Sunday prize ceremony

15:30 On the battlefield north of the city wall!

Admission prices for visitors during the Viking Market (June 28 - 30)

Adult: 150: -
Children: 50 -
Family: 300: -

You can purchase a membership card that gives you free entrance to the museum all year around including the Viking Market! There are two sorts of membership cards:
The personal card is of course personal and can only be used by the card holder.
The family card gives entrance for up to 2 adults and 4 children.  

Price:
Personal Card 300 SEK
Family Card 500 SEK

Foteviken Viking Market Programme 2019

Pre-market

Thursday, June 27

10:00 The market opens for the public.

16:00 Entrance and museum shop closes.

17:00 Viking market closes for the public.

Viking market

Friday, June 28

10:00 The market opens for the public. The market will be opened officially by King Björn and his men at the north tower.

13:00 Tug of war. Vikings challenge visitors. Location: On the beach.

14:00 Pole throwing. Vikings challenge visitors Location: By the north tower.

16:00 Entrance and museum shop closes.

17:00 Viking market closes for the public.

Saturday, June 29

10:00 The market opens for the public.

12:10 The traditional water contest "The Viking race" open to both the Vikings and visitors. Location: On the beach.

13:00 Viking Games Open - "Big fish throwing." Location: On the beach.

13:30 Tug of war. Vikings challenge visitors. Location: On the beach.

13:30 Viking Games Open - Pole throwing. Location: By the North Tower.

14:00 Viking Fighting. In the field, north of the city wall.

15:00 Viking Games Open - Archery competition. Location: Archery range by the Hola Stones ship barrow to the north.

16:00 Viking Fighting. In the field, north of the city wall.

18:00 Entrance and museum shop closes.

19:00 Viking market closes for the public.

Sunday, June 30

10:00 The market opens for the public.

11:00 Viking Games Open - Axe throwing. Location: Archery range by the Hola Stones ship barrow to the north.

12:00 Tug of war. Vikings challenge visitors. Location: On the beach.

12:30 Viking Games Open - "The Horse". Location: By the North Tower.

13:00 Viking Fighting. In the field, north of the city wall. 

15:00 Viking Fighting. In the field, north of the city wall. 

15:30 Viking Games Open - Winner is announced with a prize ceremony. Location: On the battlefield north of the city wall.

16:00 Entrance and museum shop closes.

17:00 Viking market closes for the public.

Please note! We reserve the right to make changes to the market programme. 

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