Seasonal Program - Winter 2019

Viking and young girl making rune amulets together.

Would you like to participate in fun activities in the Viking Age?

On some days the Vikings will do a little extra and are hoping that YOU and your family will come and play with us! (program changes may occur, stay tuned when the day approaches)

February

Open: Monday - Saturday, 1200 - 1600.
Visits outside opening hours: book in advance (groups).
Viking feast every night (must be booked in advance) 1830 - 2100.

On the following days we have extra activities:

Sat 2.
​Visit by local Viking reenactment group ​Lofoten Vikinglag is engaged in crafts and various activities in the longhouse
​Sat 9. ​Children's Viking Saturday ​Journey through the longhouse looking for runes
​Sat 9.​​Visit by local Viking reenactment group​Vargfot Vikinglag is engaged in crafts and various activities in the longhouse
​Sat 16.​Children's Viking SaturdayWe play Hnefatafl board games together
​Sat 23​.​Children's Viking SaturdayMake your own rune amulet

March

Open: Monday - Saturday, 1200 - 1600.
Visits outside opening hours: book in advance (groups).
Viking feast every night (must be booked in advance) 1830 - 2100.

On the following days we have extra activities:

​Sat 2.
​​Visit by local Viking reenactment group ​Lofoten Vikinglag is engaged in crafts and various activities in the longhouse
​Mon 4. ​Winter Holiday ​We make leather bookmarks and bake thin-bread together
​Tue 5.​Winter HolidayWe make leather bookmarks and bake thin-bread together
​Thurs 7.​Winter Holiday​We make leather bookmarks and bake thin-bread together
​Fri 8.​Winter HolidayWe make leather bookmarks and bake thin-bread together
​Sat 9.​Winter Holiday​We make leather bookmarks and bake thin-bread together
​Sat 9.​​Visit by local Viking reenactment group​Vargfot Vikinglag is engaged in crafts and various activities in the longhouse
​Sat 16.​Children's Viking Saturday​​Journey through the longhouse looking for runes
​Sat 23.​Children's Viking Saturday​We bake thin-bread together

April

Open: Monday - Saturday, 1200 - 1600.
Visits outside opening hours: book in advance (groups).
Viking feast every night (must be booked in advance) 1830 - 2100.

On the following days we have extra activities:

​Sat 6.
​​​Visit by local Viking reenactment group ​​Lofoten Vikinglag is engaged in crafts and various activities in the longhouse
​Sat 13. ​​​Visit by local Viking reenactment group ​​Vargfot Vikinglag is engaged in crafts and various activities in the longhouse
​Wed 17.​Easter holiday​We solve an "Easter crime puzzle" and play Viking games outdoors (might be moved indoors)
​Thurs 18.​Easter holiday​​We solve an "Easter crime puzzle" and play Viking games outdoors (might be moved indoors)
​Fri 19.​Easter holiday​​We solve an "Easter crime puzzle" and play Viking games outdoors (might be moved indoors)
​Sat 20.​Easter holiday​​​We solve an "Easter crime puzzle" and play Viking games outdoors (might be moved indoors)
​Sat 27.​​Children's Viking Saturday​Make your own bookmark

May

Open: Every day, 1000 - 1700 (also on holidays).
Visits outside opening hours: book in advance (groups).
Viking feast every night (must be booked in advance) 1830 - 2100.

On the following days we have extra activities:

​Sat 4. ​​​​Visit by local Viking reenactment group ​​​Lofoten Vikinglag is engaged in crafts and various activities in the longhouse
​Sun 12. ​​​​​Visit by local Viking reenactment group ​​​Vargfot Vikinglag is engaged in crafts and various activities in the longhouse

From May 1st, the museum is open every day. In May, the farm animals will be moved to the pasture as soon as the weather permits it. The Viking ship will be put out approx. mid-May, more craftsmen arrive and we start to get ready for the summer.

From June 15th, there are many extra activities again. Welcome!




Description of activities:

Journey through the longhouse looking for runes
On the journey, you will learn a little about textiles and other materials used for furniture, machines and other things. Was it just as easy in the past as nowadays just buying new things?
Or is it possible to repair and renew clothes and equipment by choosing the right materials?
Participants are invited through an interactive rune journey through several stations in the longhouse to try, touch and look around.
Perhaps it will create wonder and understanding of the changes that have occurred over the 1000 years that have passed since the Viking Age?

Make your own bookmark
You get a piece of leather which you can engrave with your name, drawings, patterns or other. For the drawing, we use antlers of deer. Afterwards you can use the bookmark at home in the boks you are reading.

Thin-bread baking
We bake thin-bread over the bonfire, flavor it with butter, berries, and honey and enjoy the finished result. Yum!

Make your own rune amulet
Participants get their own amulet. You have to brush the surface of the amulet yourself, then choose color and motif to decorate it with.

Hnefatafl board games
Learn to play the Vikings' popular board game Hnefatafl.

"Easter crime puzzles" (påskekrim)
This is a fun activity for the whole family. The prize for the right solution is to fry a pancake over the fire in the hearth.

Viking games
We play outdoors if weather permits it: axe-throwing, tug of war.
Alternatively, we do challanging balance games inside the longhouse instead if the weather requires it.

Opening Hours Winter 2019
Summer jobs 2019 - application deadline Feb 3 2019

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