Vikings on Icelandic horseback

Icelandic horses at Ribe VikingeCenter July 22 till July 28, 2018

Open every day 11:00-17:00.

Vikings and their Icelandic horses

There are horses here, horses there and horses everywhere in Ribe VikingeCenter!

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.

Help the Vikings groom the horses, see the Vikings trade horses and don't miss out on the horse show.

Programme Sunday July 22, 2018

11:00-16:45: Hands-on archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
11:00-16:45:
Hands-on: make wooden nails and learn how to tie knots. Try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises. Visit the Viking playground.
11:30-12:00: Hands-on: help the Vikings groom their horses.
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading.
13:00: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
14:00: Market entertainment.
14:00-16:00: Hands-on flatbread baking.
15:00: Archery show.
16:00: Horse show.

Programme Monday July 23 - Tuesday July 24, 2018

11:00-16:45: Hands-on archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
11:00-16:45:
Hands-on: make wooden nails and learn how to tie knots. Try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises. Visit the Viking playground.
11:30-12:00: Hands-on: help the Vikings groom their horses.
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading.
13:00: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
14:00-16:00: Hands-on flatbread baking.
14:30: Thing assembly. Come and join us!
15:00: Falconry show.
16:00: Horse show.

Programme Wednesday July 25, 2018

11:00-16:45: Hands-on archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
11:00-16:45:
Hands-on: make wooden nails and learn how to tie knots. Try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises. Visit the Viking playground.
11:30-12:00: Hands-on: help the Vikings groom their horses.
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading.
13:00: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
14:00: Market entertainment.
14:00-16:00: Hands-on flatbread baking.
14:30: Thing assembly. Come and join us!
15:00: Falconry show.
16:00: Horse show.

Programme Thursday July 26, 2018

11:00-16:45: Hands-on archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
11:00-16:45:
Hands-on: make wooden nails and learn how to tie knots. Try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises. Visit the Viking playground.
11:30-12:00: Hands-on: help the Vikings groom their horses.
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading.
13:00: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
14:00: Market entertainment.
14:00-16:00: Hands-on flatbread baking.
15:00: Falconry show.
16:00: Horse show.
16:30:
Experience the Ansgar Church.

Programme Friday July 27, 2018

11:00-16:45: Hands-on archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
11:00-16:45:
Hands-on: make wooden nails and learn how to tie knots. Try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises. Visit the Viking playground.
11:30-12:00: Hands-on: help the Vikings groom their horses.
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading.
13:00: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
14:00: Market entertainment.
14:00-16:00: Hands-on flatbread baking.
15:00: Falconry show.
16:00: Horse show.

Programme Saturday July 28, 2018

11:00-16:45: Hands-on archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
11:00-16:45:
Hands-on: make wooden nails and learn how to tie knots. Try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises. Visit the Viking playground.
11:30-12:00: Hands-on: help the Vikings groom their horses.
12:30: Riding challenge and horse trading.
13:00: Warrior training for children (7-13 years).
14:00: Market entertainment.
14:00-16:00: Hands-on flatbread baking.
15:00: Archery show.
16:00: Horse show.

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

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.