This 8-day itinerary is a great way to experience a historic side of Norway that most visitors miss. Between the 8th and 11th centuries, Vikinger was a form of adventure, drawing plunderers but also poets, scholars, and traders. Starting and ending in Bergen, you'll travel through Viking-era settlements, islands, and fjords, including the former stomping grounds of one of the most famous Vikings of all: Eric Bloodaxe.
Go back in time 1,000 years and meet the inhabitants of Njardarheim, who will model how society functioned in the Vikings' time. In Viking Valley, you'll learn about the Vikings' history and gain insight into how they traveled, traditional boatbuilding, and how the era impacted Norway's modern society.
As you wander around the grounds, enjoy admiring the 1,500+ buildings and try to dissect the meaning behind the many wood carvings. Visit blacksmiths, painters, chefs, and architects. Enjoy activities that allow you to explore Viking traditions in construction, religion, food, and crafts.
Viking Village activities have entertained guests every summer for over two decades! This isn't your typical museum but rather a living workshop with real-life Viking experiences. You'll hear captivating stories and watch historical reenactments, feeling like you've gone back in time.
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Itineraries with Experience Viking Valley near Gudvangen
Travel through history, nature, and culinary adventures to arrive at an understanding of both ancient and modern Norwegian life with this trip on the Viking trail. In ancient times, Viking was a type of adventurer, with people leaving their traditional settings for remote areas to learn from new cultures and trade. Later, the Vikings developed an image more associated with plunder and pillaging. But is this the whole story? Find out for yourself as you explore the old streets of Bergen, as well as ancient political gathering spots, isolated islands, and even a recreation of a Viking village.
Experience Scandinavian culture and dramatic landscapes at a slower pace on this two-week adventure. You'll start in Norway's charming capital, known for its architecture, museums, trendy restaurants, and cafés. Next, head into the fjords to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the country from above in the mountains and and below on the sea, with hikes, boat tours, and more. You'll end on the colorful and historic wharves of Bergen.