International Viking Market

International Viking Market April 24-30, 2017

Open Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00, Saturday-Sunday 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 24.04. - 26.04. 2017

10:00-15:45: Try your hand at archery, coin making and whittling.
10:00-16:00:
Hands on activities: Grind flour and bake flatbread, make wooden nails and tie knots, try on a Viking cape or a warrior helmet, try out the old Viking games, visit the mythological playground.
10:00-16:00: The Viking market is open. Strike a good bargain!
11:30: Thing assembly. Come and join the Vikings.
12:15: Warrior training for children 7-13 years.
13:00: Role play. Vikings doing business in the marketplace.
14:00: Falconry show.
14:00-16:00: Meet the Völva and draw a rune for a piece of advice.

Programme 27.04. 2017

10:00-15:45: Try your hand at archery, coin making and whittling.
10:00-16:00:
Hands on activities: Grind flour and bake flatbread, make wooden nails and tie knots, try on a Viking cape or a warrior helmet, try out the old Viking games, visit the mythological playground.
10:00-16:00: The Viking market is open. Strike a good bargain!
11:30: Thing assembly. Come and join the Vikings.
12:15: Warrior training for children 7-13 years.
13:00: Role play. Vikings doing business in the marketplace.
14:00: Falconry show.

Programme 28.04. 2017

10:00-15:45: Try your hand at archery, coin making and whittling.
10:00-16:00:
Hands on activities: Grind flour and bake flatbread, make wooden nails and tie knots, try on a Viking cape or a warrior helmet, try out the old Viking games, visit the mythological playground.
10:00-16:00: The Viking market is open. Strike a good bargain!
11:30: Thing assembly. Come and join the Vikings.
12:15: Warrior training for children 7-13 years.
13:00: Role play. Vikings doing business in the marketplace.
14:00: Falconry show.
14:00-16:00: Meet the Völva and draw a rune for a piece of advice.

Programme 29.04. 2017

10:00-16:45: Try your hand at archery, coin making and whittling.
10:00-17:00:
Hands on activities: Make wooden nails and tie knots, try out the old Viking games and visit the mythological playground.
10:00-17:00: The Viking market is open. Strike a good bargain!
10:00: Viking music outside the Longhouse. The band Virelai will be playing.
11:00: Street entertainment in the marketplace/Ripa Harbour.
11:30: Viking contest.
11:00-15:00: The foodstall in the Thing-hall in Ripa Town is open.
12:00: Archery show.
12:30: Viking music in the marketplace. The band Virelai will be playing.
13:00: Riding contest.
14:00: Street entertainment in the marketplace.
14:30: Warrior show.
15:00: Music and dancing outside the Longhouse with the band Virelai.
16:00: Horse show.

Programme 30.04. 2017

10:00-16:45: Try your hand at archery, coin making and whittling.
10:00-17:00:
Hands on activities: Make wooden nails and tie knots, try out the old Viking games and visit the mythological playground.
10:00-17:00: The Viking market is open. Strike a good bargain!
10:00: Viking music outside the Longhouse. The band Virelai will be playing.
11:00: Street entertainment in the marketplace/Ripa Harbour.
11:30: Viking contest.
11:00-15:00: The foodstall in the Thing-hall in Ripa Town is open.
12:00: Archery show.
12:30: Viking music in the marketplace. The band Virelai will be playing.
13:00: Riding contest.
14:00: Street entertainment in the marketplace.
14:30: Warrior show.
15:00: Walpurgis celebration. Role play, pageant, music and fire.
16:00: Horse show.

 

Subject to change.