International Viking Market

Viking market at Ribe VikingeCenter May 2-8, 2016


Opening hours 2016:
02.05.-04.05.  10:00-15:30
05.05.-08.05.  10:00-17:00

Participation as reenactor during the Viking Market is only possible by invitation from Ribe VikingeCenter. More info about this here.

An atmosphere unrivalled

Visit the International Viking Market in Ribe VikingeCenter. Enjoy some incredible days alongside Vikings, craftsmen, warriors, archers, riders, jesters and many others.

1300 years ago, in Viking Age Ribe, the market place by Ribe River was an exciting and tremendously important place. Vikings and other good people came from far and wide to trade and exchange goods right here. The market was known throughout the world, and as it attracted very skilled craftsmen the place buzzed with life. And that's how Ribe was born.

At the International Viking Market you can experience the truly authentic market atmosphere. You will be right in the middle of Viking Age Ripa with its smell of smoke, food and horses, and the sounds of many different languages and of Vikings roaring can be heard throughout the site. Strike a good bargain at the stalls, meet the Icelandic horses, try your aim at archery, and watch the wild battle shows.

Programme Monday May 2 till Wednesday May 4, 2016

10:00-15:30: The first stallholders have arrived in Ripa. Strike a good bargain in the Marketplace.
10:00-15:30: Hands-on activities: Try the Viking games, grind flour, bake flatbread, try your skills at making wooden nails and tying knots, try on a Viking cape or a warrior helmet, visit the mythological palyground.
10:00-15:30: Hands-on activities: Have a go at archery, mint a Ripa coin and work at the shaving horse.
11:00-13:00: Hands-on activity: Become a thrall (slave) and help out in the Thing-hall household.
11:30: Thing meeting. Join us in the Thing-hall.
12:15: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
13:30: Falconry show.
13:30-15:30: Meet the völva and draw a rune for a piece of advice.
14:30: Ripa Harbour under construction. Visit the building site.

Programme Thursday May 5, 2016

10:00-17:00: Visit the Viking Market and strike a good bargain.
10:00-17:00: Hands-on activities: Try the Viking games, grind flour, bake flatbread, try your skills at making wooden nails and tying knots, try on a Viking cape or a warrior helmet, visit the mythological palyground.
10:00-17:00: Hands-on activities: Have a go at archery, mint a Ripa coin and work at the shaving horse.
10:15-10:45: Music by Virelai at the Longhouse.
11:30: Opening ceremony to start at the rune stone.
12:00-14:30: Food stall in the Thing-hall is open.
12:00: Music by Virelai in the Marketplace.
12:15: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
13:00: Join us for a Viking game.
13:30: Falconry show.
14:00: Music and dancing with Virelai at the Longhouse.
14:30: Ripa Harbour under construction. Visit the building site.
15:00: Music by Virelai in the marketplace.

Programme Friday May 6, 2016

10:00-17:00: Visit the Viking Market and strike a good bargain.
10:00-17:00: Hands-on activities: Try the Viking games, grind flour, bake flatbread, try your skills at making wooden nails and tying knots, try on a Viking cape or a warrior helmet, visit the mythological palyground.
10:00-17:00: Hands-on activities: Have a go at archery, mint a Ripa coin and work at the shaving horse.
10:15-10:45: Music by Virelai at the Longhouse.
11:30-14:30: Food stall in the Thing-hall is open.
12:00: Music by Virelai in the Marketplace.
12:15: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
13:00: Market entertainment show in Ripa Town.
13:30: Falconry show.
14:00: Music and dancing with Virelai at the Longhouse.
14:30: Ripa Harbour under construction. Visit the building site.
15:00: Music by Virelai in the marketplace.
15:30: Market entertainment show in the marketplace.

Programme Saturday May 7, 2016

10:00-17:00: Visit the Viking Market and strike a good bargain.
10:00-17:00: Hands-on activities: Try the Viking games, try your skills at making wooden nails and tying knots, visit the mythological palyground.
10:00-17:00: Hands-on activities: Have a go at archery, mint a Ripa coin and work at the shaving horse.
10:15-11:00: Music by Virelai at the Longhouse.
11:30: Warrior show.
11:30-14:30: Food stall in the Thing-hall is open.
12:00: Archery show.
12:30: Music by Virelai in the Marketplace.
13:00: Horse show.
14:00: Warrior show.
15:00: Music and dancing by Virelai at the Longhouse.
16:00: Horse show.

Programme Sunday May 8, 2016

10:00-17:00: Visit the Viking Market and strike a good bargain.
10:00-17:00: Hands-on activities: Try the Viking games, try your skills at making wooden nails and tying knots, visit the mythological palyground.
10:00-17:00: Hands-on activities: Have a go at archery, mint a Ripa coin and work at the shaving horse.
10:15-11:00: Music by Virelai at the Longhouse.
11:00-15:00: Viking flea market. Old, used, cut-rate articles on offer!
11:30: Warrior show.
11:30-14:30: Food stall in the Thing-hall is open.
12:00: Archery show.
12:30: Music by Virelai in the Marketplace.
13:00: Horse show.
14:00: Warrior show.
15:00: Music and dancing by Virelai at the Longhouse.
16:00: Horse show.

 

Subject to change.