The festival is an annual experience, with a live presentation of the history of the Viking Age. Vikings from home and abroad, markets, performances, concerts, battle shows, games and competitions – there is something for every taste and age.
The festival takes place at the Viking Ship Harbour, with period buildings such as boathouses, lots of Viking tents and beautiful natural surroundings. The first festival was held in 2004. We strive for high quality, authenticity and engaging content for the audience as well as for Vikings.
Lofotr Viking Festival 2024
- Dates: August 8-11
- Theme: crafts and traditions
Do you want to be a Viking?
Would you like to participate to the festival as a Viking? It can be workshops, activities, lectures, performances (concerts, theater, juggling), craft demonstrations or market stalls. We can offer a tent site, good atmosphere, lots of Vikings and a large audience. Contact us if you would like to contribute.
Volunteering at the Viking Festival
As a volunteer you get the chance to participate in a fun and eventful festival – from “the inside”. To create the best possible festival, we wish dedicated people to join our team. Various tasks are waiting for you, such as making sure that the current program goes according to plan, getting participants started around the various activities, keeping the area tidy, and many other interesting tasks.
All the qualification we need is a good mood and that you are dedicated to the tasks you are assigned to. Do you know a Viking Age craft? Are you handy? Do you cook? Do you collect herbs? We’re interested to know a little bit about what you can do, and what you’ve done before!
Most Viking market stalls do not take cards or Vipps. Credit cards and Vipps can be used in Skjeltersjåen Café. The nearest ATM is Sparebank 68 Grader Nord in Bøstad, approx. 1.5 km from the museum. You can pay by card in the museum shop, café and at the ticket office of the museum.
NEWS FROM FROM MUSEUM NORD
Viking Festival 2023
The Viking Festival runs from 2nd to 6th of August and we look forward to seeing you there.
Viking Festival 2023: Finally back at the same level as in 2019
This year’s Viking Festival was the most visited ever. The participation and enthusiasm perceived by visitors, Viking participants and volunteers shows that the festival was a great success.
Latest Viking Festival News
More about Lofotr Vikingmuseum
Plan your trip to Lofotr Vikingmuseum in Lofted, on the beautiful island of Vestvågøya.
Membership of Lofotr Vikingmuseum brings you closer to the action and offers key discounts on events.
Lofotr Vikingmuseum is part of Museum Nord, a network of twenty one venues across northern Norway.
From children’s toys and adult board games, to books and clothes. Shop for your inner Viking.