Saturday, June 7, 2008

Kopervik Viking Festival

It this very minute one of the largest Viking festivals is taking place in Kopervik Norway. It is held annually from June 5 to June 8th. This site is historically linked to King Harold Fair Haired, a figure instrumental in creating the kingdom of Norway. It’s put on by the Vikinggarden living history museum and supported by the Norwegian government. The Vikinggarden museum includes a reconstructed Viking boathouse. So naturally one of the central events at this festival is the sailing of Viking longboats. See picture from last years event.

The festival has become a major tourist attraction for the town of Kopervik, they feature it in their tourist brochures. Here is a link to the brochure in pdf format.

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