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The programme 2017

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We reserve the right to make changes in the program.


Spring 2017


February 21 - 22

Handycraft with Skånes Hantverks Institut in association with  Foteviken Museum.

Open: 10- 14

Pre-registration required.

More info coming soon

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April 30th

Walpurgis Night and Open House at Fotevikens Museum

This year we will celebrate May Day with the Open House at the Museum of Foteviken! We celebrate each season with a festive event where May Day will be the first. We want to celebrate the arrival of spring and therefore invite all of you to celebrate with us. Come to the Viking town and enjoy the spring of hope are here, talk to Vikings, wander around and look at the city's houses. Why not take the opportunity to eat really good Viking food that will be on sale in the Viking town's Bakery!

16 o'clock we light a Walpurgis bonfire at Hola Stones while we read a poem to welcome the spring.

Opening hours:

Museum: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Museum Shop: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free entrance

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May 8th

International Viking Day

Some years ago, proclaimed the international organization Destination Viking Association May 8 as the international Viking days. On Foteviken Museum celebrates course we this day!

To mark the occasion, we open our new playground and start up Foteviken Viking club Bluetooth for children.

At 12.30 we gather at the rune stone just outside the gate of the Viking town. Speech and inauguration will be held for visitors and school groups.  Inaugurated speaker is chairman of the committee for the common citizen services in Vellinge - Christer Mars.

By tradition there will be read one of the old Viking sagas around Europe. This year's tale is "Thor Fishing for jormungand". Around the world, in Viking Museums, in Viking groups, young and old are reading at the same time of day (14:00) the famous Viking saga in English or perhaps in their own language. Read this in English here!

Admission: 10-16 
Speaking at the Runestone: 12:30 
Saga Ting Held: 13.00 
Regular admission price

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Summer 2017


June 6th

The National Day & The Battle of Foteviken

Celebrate the Swedish Flag Day with the Vikings at Fotevikens Museum.
On the National Day the village will be open with activities for the whole family! Historical games are activities that are fun for both big and small, these challenge balance, precision and strength.
During the day viking craftsmen will have their craft products to sales.
Do not miss the celebration of the National Day at Fotevikens Museum!
Time: 10:00 to 16:00
Regular admission fee
Fotevikens Museums summer bonfire!

Every season is celebrated with a bonfire and poetry reading at Fotevikens Museum. We light the summer bonfire at Hola Stones  to greet the summer welcome.

Time: 15.00 to 16.00 
Free entrance

The Battle of Foteviken year 1134

Our Scanian King, Erik Emune, defended Skåne at the battle of Foteviken year 1134. The attackers were Erik's uncle King Niels and his son Prince Magnus. They had sailed over Eyrasundet with its large fleet and landed just south of Foteviken. Heavily armed warriors waded ashore where they were met by Erik and his retinue. With the help of Archbishop Ascer of Lund with Hird and about 400 hired German riders were driven the enemy on the run.

This Scanian victory is something we in the Viking town really want to celebrate!
At 11:34 we gather at the rune stone erected 19 years ago as a memory of the battle. After a speech and tribute to the fallen warriors of we cast stone with mead according to the ancient tradition. Some Viking warriors will perform a fighting show which symbolically recreates the battle of fotevik - though much smaller scale! At every hour, starting at 12.00, the Battle of Foteviken be told in Foteviken nave Ting Kept. Once you have heard the exciting story of the battle of fotevik you follow the warriors from Ting Kept then see battle again.
Admission: 10:00 to 16:00
The story of the battle and the fighting: every hour starting at 12.00
The ceremony starts: 11:34
Regular admission price

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June 26 - 29

Craftmanship Days at Fotevikens Museum

Craftmanship Days, which takes place the same week as the Viking market has proven to be a successful concept. Vikings arriving at the Museum of Foteviken early Viking uses the city as a meeting place for artisans to exchange experiences and showing each other techniques.

Admission: 10:00 to 16:00 
Regular admission price

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June 30 - July 2 

Fotevikens Viking Market

This year's highlight at Foteviken Museum is, as usual, the annual Viking market. During these days about 500 Vikings from all over the world arrive to participate in the market. As a visitor to the market, you can stroll around the Viking town and surroundings, full of activities and market stalls. They sell everything from beautiful handmade jewelry to Viking swords. Why not take the opportunity to measure your strength against the Vikings by competing in pole tossing, tug of war, the Viking race or throwing with large cods?

One of the highlights of the market is the Battle of Fotevik we enact a number of times on Saturday and Sunday with the help of the visiting Viking warriors. The Battle of Fotevik took place on June 4th in 1134 AD.

The Viking Games Open competition held last year was a huge success and therefore we will continue this exciting competition, open to both the Vikings and visitors! Entrants will get set up in five different events that put precision, balance and strength to the test! On Saturday we start with the first three rounds and continues with the final two competition rounds on Sunday. The competition will end with an awards ceremony for this year's winners!

May the Best Man, Woman, Viking win!

Opening hours:
30/6 pm. 10:00 to 17:00,
Admission: 10:00 to 16:00

1/7 pm. 10:00 to 19:00,
Admission: 10:00 to 18:00

2/7 pm. 10:00 to 17:00,
Admission: 10:00 to 16:00

Admission Prices 1-3 July.

Adult: 140: -
Children: 50 -
Family: 280: -


July 24 to 30

Childrens Week at Fotevikens Museum

This time of year we have dedicated a week for children! This week there will teem with activities for children and families. There will be historical games and various crafts that you can try.

Activities: 11-15 

Opening hours: 10-16

Regular admission price

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August 27th

Archaeology Day at Fotevikens Museum

On the Archaeology Day the fantastic Sven Rosborn will tell the story of Harald Bluetooth and the Harald gold.

There will also be a guided tour in the Viking town, and activities for children with the Viking club Bluetooth.

Open hours: 10.00 - 16.00
Activities for children: 11.00 - 12.00
Lecture: 13.00 in the museum entry shop
Guided tour: 14.00, starts by the rune stone

Regular admission price

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Autumn 2017


September 23th

Harvest Feast at Fotevikens Museum: 

Last year's Harvest Festival arranged by Handelsplats Höllviken was a huge success! With lots of exhibitors, activities, good food and pleasant music in natural surroundings became the day very enjoyable and successful. This year, we will of course repeat the success from last year.

During the day you can do more than stroll around the market stalls. We have games with the harvest theme, try diving for apples, toss horseshoes and jumping sack. Have you ever wanted to shoot with a bow? In that case, take the chance now to try archery during the harvest festival!

Towards the end of the day, the Vikings their traditional torchlight procession which all visitors are allowed to join in. The torchlight procession will start at Höllvikens community center and go through the Viking town up towards Hola Stones where a bonfire is lit and it is read a poem.

The program will be updated when the Harvest Feast is approaching.

Towards the end of the day, the Vikings will light their traditional autumn bonfire at Hola Stones. 

Opening hours: 10-17 
The activities end at 16:30 
Autumn bonfire: 17.00

Free entrance

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 November 1st

Handycraft with Skånes Hantverks Institut in association with  Foteviken Museum

Date: 1 November

Open: 10- 14

Pre-registration required.

More info coming soon

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November 2rd

Ghost Walk at Fotevikens Museum

The Ghost Walk at Fotevikens Museum has been a success since the museum began to arrange it three years ago. Now it's finally tighten again to even a scary ride on the museum! We know that the mythological creatures have taken aim at our Viking town and the ghosts will again haunt us this horrific night, dare you come here?

This year ghost walk will take place on 3rd November at 18-20. Just as before, you will be sent out in groups with escorts who will take you safely through the city.When you book your ticket you will get an arrival time of payment of the ticket as well as the start time for the trek. The meeting point is in Foteviken Museum's entrance building, which also will be simple refreshments for sale.

If you want to be sure to get a ticket so book early! Note also that the Ghost Walk is not appropriate for small children.

Send an email to entitled "Sign up to the ghost walk".

Entrance fee: 
Adults SEK 60 
Child SEK 50

Meeting place: Foteviken Museum's entrance building

The tour takes about 30 minutes and after the hike, there are simple refreshments for sale in the museum's entrance shop.

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Winter 2017


3 December

Christmas Market in Höllviken with Fotevikens Museum

As part of Handelsplats Hollviken will Fotevikens Museum to participate down in Höllviken! There we will have a small Viking camp and demonstrate crafts and sell Viking products.

We will also have our fourth and final bonfire for the year at Hola Stones. As with the others bonfires there will be read aloud an evocative poem, this time to welcome winter.

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Previous programme 2014

Previous programme 2015

Previous programme 2016

Fotevikens Museums culture events are in cooperation with Medborgarskolan. 

Foteviken Kulturcenter

Aside from Foteviken Museum the concept Kulturcenter includes Höllvikens community centre, Foteviken holiday village, the restaurant Den Fede Gåsen and the Handicraft Institute of Scania. Click here for more information.

Föreningen SVEG
Vellinge kommun
Follow the Vikings
Destination Viking
Skånes Hantverksinstitut