Bork Viking Market
Hemmet (Central Denmark region)
300 Vikings camp at one of the most inspiring Danish open-air museums, waiting for the visitors eager to first-hand experience the daily life of the Vikings and absorbe an authentic Viking atmosphere, exploring their great ships, following awe-inspiring battle shows, shopping at the colourful market stalls, or listening to storytelling from the ancient sagas...
Geographical, cultural and historical context
Hemmet is a small town in the Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality, near the west coast of Jutland in Denmark. The reconstructed Bork Viking Harbour, located in Hemmet, offers the visitors to travel 1000 years back in time, meeting the Vikings, experiencing their life and work, seeing exhibitions and films. To find out more about the Open-air Museum please visit our dedicated page, click here.
Event description and programme
Each year the Bork Viking Market hosts about 300 Vikings camping and offering to the audience a unique experience of living history, attracting yearly over 7500 visitors. Bork Viking Market is a chance to travel back in time and discover how the Vikings lived. There are many leisure and educational activities provided both for children and adults, like a warrior school or Viking jewellery workshops. The displays of historical dresses, the restaging of ancient traditions and rituals, like for example the funeral of a fallen warrior, as well as combat and battle reenactment complete the idea of the daily life during the Viking Age.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Association/organization name: Levende Historie - Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum
Address: Bork Vikingehavn, Vikingevej 7 Sdr Bork, 6893 Hemmet, Ringkøbing-Skjern, Denmark
Tel.: +45 75280597 - 97362343
Images: Levende Historie - Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum
Text sources: Levende Historie - Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum, Visit Denmark, Wikipedia, EXARC, Hvide Sande
Hemmet and the Bork Vikingehavn on Google Maps:
Exploring the Viking Harbour on YouTube (some videos are in Danish and German language):