International Viking Market

International Viking Market April 30 till May 6, 2018

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 April 30 till May 2, 2018

10:00-15:45: Hands-on: Archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
10:00-15:45:
Hands-on:Grind flour and bake a flatbread. Make wooden nails and tie knots. Try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game and visit the Viking playground.
10:00-16:00: The first stall holders have arrived in Ripa. Come and make a bargain.
11:30: Thing assembly. Join us in the Thing-hall.
12:15: Warrior training for children 7-13 years.
13:00: Join Gyda when she's going to the marketplace.
14:00: Falconry show.
14:00-16:00: Draw a rune and have a word of wisdom from the völva. 

Programme May 3, 2018

Please note! The Longhouse will be closed until 14:00 due to a reception in connection with the consecration of the Ansgar Church.

10:00-15:45: Hands-on: Archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
10:00-15:45:
Hands-on:Grind flour and bake a flatbread. Make wooden nails and tie knots. Try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game and visit the Viking playground.
10:00-16:00: The first stall holders have arrived in Ripa. Come and make a bargain.
10:30-11:00: Viking music in front of the Longhouse.
12:15: Warrior training for children 7-13 years.
14:00: The Longhouse opens.
14:00: Falconry show.
14:00-16:00: Draw a rune and have a word of wisdom from the völva.
14:30: Viking music on the route between the Ansgar Church and the Marketplace.
15:00: Experience the Ansgar Church.

Programme May 4, 2018

10:00-15:45: Hands-on: Archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
10:00-15:45:
Hands-on:Grind flour and bake a flatbread. Make wooden nails and tie knots. Try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game and visit the Viking playground.
10:00-16:00: The Viking Market is open. Strike a bargain!
10:30-11:00: Viking music in front of the Longhouse.
11:30: Thing assembly. Join us in the Thing-hall.
12:15: Warrior training for children 7-13 years.
13:00: Viking music in the Marketplace.
14:00: Falconry show.
14:00-16:00: Draw a rune and have a word of wisdom from the völva.

Programme May 5, 2018

10:00-15:45: Hands-on: Archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
10:00-15:45:
Hands-on:Grind flour and bake a flatbread. Make wooden nails and tie knots. Try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game and visit the Viking playground.
10:00-16:00: The Viking Market is open. Strike a bargain!
10:00-10:45: The Viking band VIRELAI performs at the entrance.
11:30: Viking challenge.
11:30: Sale of food from the café, Thing-hall, kiosk and garden begins.
12:00: Archery show.
12:30-13:00: The band VIRELAI performs in the Marketplace.
13:00: Riding challenge.
13:30: Market entertainment by jesters Trup Trick.
14:00: Warrior show.
14:45: Music and dance instruction by the band VIRELAI.
15:45: Horse show.
16:30: Market entertainment by jesters Trup Trick.

Programme May 6, 2018

10:00-15:45: Hands-on: Archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
10:00-15:45:
Hands-on:Grind flour and bake a flatbread. Make wooden nails and tie knots. Try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game and visit the Viking playground.
10:00-16:00: The Viking Market is open. Strike a bargain!
10:00-10:45: The Viking band VIRELAI performs at the entrance.
11:30: Viking challenge.
11:30: Sale of food from the café, Thing-hall, kiosk and garden begins.
12:00: Archery show.
12:30-13:00: The band VIRELAI performs in the Marketplace.
13:00: Riding challenge.
13:30: Market entertainment by jesters Trup Trick.
14:00: Warrior show.
14:45: Music and dance instruction by the band VIRELAI.
15:15: Viking flea market. Good second hand Viking articles for sale.
15:45: Horse show.
16:30: Market entertainment by jesters Trup Trick.

*Archery, coin making and wood carving cost DKK 25.00 each.
Monday to Friday: Buy an activity card to join each of the three hands-on activities once. Available at the entrance for DKK 50.00.
Saturday and Sunday: Buy an activity card to join coin making and wood carving and have an ice cream. Available at the entrance for DKK 50.00

Subject to change.

Season ticket

Are you planning to visit the Viking Market more than just one day?

With a season ticket you may visit Ribe VikingeCenter as often as you please during the season. More information on season tickets here.