Vikings on Icelandic horseback

Vikings on Icelandic horses July 26 till July 30, 2021

Open every day 11:00-17:00.

Vikings and their Icelandic horses

The Icelandic horse is relatively small, strong, steady and a direct descendant of the horses which the Vikings brought with them to Iceland in the 9th century. The race has retained all of its original attributes, and masters all five types of gait: Trot, canter, gallop, walk and tölt.

Tölt is only found among Icelandic horses. When the horse tölts, it always has at least one hoof on the ground, and the rider barely moves in the saddle. In this way horse and rider can travel over long, steep and uneven terrain without tiring.

Programme July 26-30, 2021

11:00-16:30: Hands-on: Coin making*, wood carving* and archery*
11:00-17:00: Hands-on: make wooden nails. Grind flour. Challenge each other to a Viking game. Try out the warrior exercises. Visit the Viking playground
12:00: The farmer feeds the animals
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading (role play)
13:00: Warrior training for children 7-13 years
14:00: Market entertainment
14:30: Thing assembly
15:00: Falconry show
16:00: Riding show

*Archery, coin making and wood carving cost DKK 30.00 each.
Buy an activity card to join each of the three hands-on activities once. Available at the entrance for DKK 60.00.

Subject to change.


Season ticket

Are you planning to visit Ribe VikingeCenter 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.