Programme for International Viking Market

16.04.2019

International Viking Market April 29 till May 5, 2019

Open Monday-Thursday 10:00-15:30, Friday-Sunday 10:00-17:00.

The first craftsmen and traders will arrive during the first days of the week (run-up to the event). The activities will peak on Saturday and Sunday.

An atmosphere unrivalled

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 29 April and Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Run-up: The first stallholders have arrived in Viking Ripa.

10:00-15:15: Hands-on: archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
10:00-15:15: Hands-on: make wooden nails, ground flour, tie knots, try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and create your own games in the mythological playground.
10:00-15:30: Visit the stalls and strike a bargain.
11:30: Thing assembly. Join us when law and order is enforced!
12:15: Warrior training for children aged 7-13 years.
13:00: Market entertainment.
14:00: Falconry show.
14:00-15:30: Meet the völva. Draw a rune and get a piece of advice.
14:15-15:15: Hands-on: bake a flatbread in the Thing-hall.

*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 (save 33%).

Programme Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Run-up: The first stallholders have arrived in Viking Ripa.

10:00-15:15: Hands-on: archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
10:00-15:15: Hands-on: make wooden nails, ground flour, tie knots, try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and create your own games in the mythological playground.
10:00-15:30: Visit the stalls and strike a bargain.
10:15-11:15: The farmer is feeding the farm animals.
11:30: Thing assembly. Join us when law and order is enforced!
12:15: Warrior training for children aged 7-13 years.
13:00: Experience the Ansgar Church.
14:00: Falconry show.
14:00-15:30: Meet the völva. Draw a rune and get a piece of advice.
14:15-15:15: Hands-on: bake a flatbread in the Thing-hall.

*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 (save 33%).

Programme Thursday 2 May, 2019

Run-up: The first stallholders have arrived in Viking Ripa.

10:00-15:15: Hands-on: archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
10:00-15:15: Hands-on: make wooden nails, ground flour, tie knots, try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and create your own games in the mythological playground.
10:00-15:30: Visit the stalls and strike a bargain.
11:30: Thing assembly. Join us when law and order is enforced!
12:00-15:00: Viking slow food. Meet the lady Frida in the marketplace as she demonstrates how to make delicious Viking food over an open fire.
12:15: Warrior training for children aged 7-13 years.
13:00: Market entertainment.
14:00: Falconry show.
14:00-15:30: Meet the völva. Draw a rune and get a piece of advice.
14:15-15:15: Hands-on: bake a flatbread in the Thing-hall.

*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 (save 33%).

Programme Friday 3 May, 2019

Run-up: The first stallholders have arrived in Viking Ripa.

10:00-16:45: Hands-on: archery*, coin making* and wood carving*.
10:00-16:45: Hands-on: make wooden nails, ground flour, tie knots, try on a Viking cape and a warrior helmet. Challenge each other to a Viking game, try out the warrior exercises and create your own games in the mythological playground.
10:00-17:00: Visit the stalls and strike a bargain.
10:15-11:15: The farmer is feeding the farm animals.
11:30: Thing assembly. Join us when law and order is enforced!
12:00-14:00: Meet the völva. Draw a rune and get a piece of advice.
12:00-16:00: Viking slow food. Meet the lady Frida in the marketplace as she demonstrates how to make delicious Viking food over an open fire.
12:15: Warrior training for children aged 7-13 years.
13:00: Market entertainment.
13:15: Watch the Vikings train.
14:00: Falconry show.
16:30: Market entertainment.

*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 (save 33%).

Programme Saturday 4 May, 2019

10:00: Music at the Longhouse.
10:00-16:45: Hands-on archery.
10:00-16:45: Hands-on coin making* and wood carving*.
10:00-16:45: Hands-on: make wooden nails, challenge each other to a Viking game, create your own games in the mythological playground.
10:00-17:00: Visit the stallholders and strike a bargain.
11:30: Viking challenge.
12:00: Archery show.
12:30: Music in the Marketplace.
13:00: Riding challenge.
13:30: Market entertainment in the Marketplace.
14:00: Warrior show.
14:45: Music and dancing.
15:45: Horse show.
16:30: Market entertainment at the Longhouse.

*Coin making and wood carving cost DKK 25.00 each.
Buy an activity card to join each of the two hands-on activities once + you get an ice cream. Available at the entrance.

Programme Sunday 5 May, 2019

10:00: Music at the Longhouse.
10:00-16:45: Hands-on archery.
10:00-16:45: Hands-on coin making* and wood carving*.
10:00-16:45: Hands-on: make wooden nails, challenge each other to a Viking game, create your own games in the mythological playground.
10:00-17:00: Visit the stallholders and strike a bargain.
11:30: Viking challenge.
12:00: Archery show.
12:00-16:00: Viking slow food. Meet the lady Frida in the marketplace as she demonstrates how to make delicious Viking food over an open fire.
12:30: Music in the Marketplace.
13:00: Riding challenge.
13:30: Market entertainment in the Marketplace.
14:00: Warrior show.
14:45: Music and dancing.
15:15: Viking flea market.
15:45: Horse show.
16:30: Market entertainment at the Longhouse.

*Coin making and wood carving cost DKK 25.00 each.
Buy an activity card to join each of the two hands-on activities once + you get an ice cream. Available at the entrance.

Subject to changes.

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.