The Viking Day

The Viking Day at Foteviken is a very appreciated activity. After several years of experience we dare say it may become a positive memory for life.

A whole day in the Viking Town

The Viking day is a day full of activities, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The aim is to provide the pupils with an insight into how town life might have been about 900 years ago.

The visit becomes a trip through time where the Viking town, with its many Viking Age buildings, provide a historical atmosphere that brings the Viking Age to life, making the visit a stimulating part of history education.

When the class arrives you will be met by a Viking from the town. Then it is time to pass into history. Your Viking guide will lead the class through the town and describe Viking Age phenomena like religion, crafts, house construction and everyday occurrences within the town. The guided tour ends in our grand feast hall Tinghöll with a mythological tale.

Before lunch the pupils will do a Viking quiz around the area. In small groups you will wander around to answer questions based on the guided tour. Everyone will gather at the school house to go through the questions and answers.

After lunch you will accompany your Viking for an afternoon full of fun and educational activities. The pupils will be split into groups and participate in various hands-on stations under the guidance of the accompanying teachers. Activities include trying out simpler Viking Age crafts and wander around the town to find answers to questions about the buildings and estates within the town.

Following the afternoon meal it is time for historical games, a much appreciated feature of the visit. Here pupils and teachers alike will try out various Viking Age games putting their balance, strength and precision to the test!

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Important to know

Since the activity takes place outdoors make sure everyone is properly dressed depending on the weather. Comfortable clothes are recommended.

During the Viking Day lunch and a simple afternoon meal will be served.


During the Viking Day one adult needs to accompany every 6 pupils. Payment must be made for at least 10 pupils.

The Viking Day costs 495 SEK per pupil and 245 SEK per adult.