International Viking market in Ribe VikingeCenter

International Viking Market May 2-8 2016. During the first week of May, more than 500 Vikings from all over Europe flock to Ribe VikingeCenter. The market atmosphere is authentic and intensive just like it would have been in Ribe 1300 years ago.

The public will be able to experience, how the Vikings lived and worked, and at the market place’s many exciting stalls a good trade can be done. Battle re-enactments, riding and archery displays are scheduled on both days.

The atmosphere in the market place is lively and bustling with market stalls where the Vikings also work at their craft. The public can discover how to weave and see how jewellery, glass beads, leather pouches, shoes, clothes, pottery, wooden objects, drinking horns, helmets and toys for the youngest Vikings, are made. The blacksmith works hard, and from heavy hammer blows arrowheads and knives are made.  

At the market place one also finds the simplest and finest kitchens, where food is cooked over fires, flat bread is baked and porridge and soup are bubbling in large, black pots. A hen gives its last cluck before being slaughtered, but that moment’s drama is soon replaced by simple, merry sounds from some musicians, who quickly get the attention of the public around them.  

The public can also meet the Vikings’ horses and the Icelandic horse at the Viking market. During the riding displays all five differently paced horses take part in a tough, little race.

See this year's programme

Event date/time
02/05/2016 - 08/05/2016 BegivenhederMonday - Sunday -
Price interval
Admission: 100.00 DKK - 90.00 DKK
Children under 14 years
Admission: 50.00 DKK - 45.00 DKK
Children under 3 years
Free entrance

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Ribe Turistbureau



Lustrupvej 4
6760 Ribe


Contact : Ribe Vikingecenter
Phone : +45 75 41 16 11
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  • Activities

    • activities available
    • activities for children
    • activities included in admission price
  • City / Area

    • Ribe
  • Classification

    • Accessibility – Easy access
  • Special

    • tickets at the door
  • Types of events

    • National event
    • Viking events

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  • Coordinates

    Longitude : 8.7656945198
    Latitude : 55.309863279