The Rosala Viking Centre is a museum and visitor centre with the main mission of depicting the Viking-Age history of the archipelago and Finland.
Development of the Viking village started in 1992 when, inspired by the archeological excavations on the islands of Rosala and Hitis, the first reconstructed Viking building was built – the dwelling house, Farmansgården.
During the years many other buildings and reconstructions have been added and presently there are more than 30 points of interest in the outdoor museum area. These include everything from a carved runestone to the pride of the Viking village – the magnificent Chieftain’s Hall, Rodeborg.
All visitors get a guide map to the area and can see a 15-minute introductory video to the Vikings' history and religion.
Visitors can also try, for instance, sword fighting dressed as a Viking, archery, axe throwing, tug-of-war, stilts, and knattleikr.
The centre's intention is to bring one of the most fascinating periods of history to life, and at the same time spread knowledge about the Viking Age and its relation to the local area, as well as to Finland as a whole.
Rosala Viking Centre is helping to put Viking-Age Finland on the map as one of the home countries of the Vikings.
Season - Months Open
Mid May to Mid September
Other times by appointment
Opening Hours - Days and Times
May and Sep: Mon-Sat 12.00-16.00
June and Aug: Daily 10.00-18.00
July: Daily 10.00-20.00
Parking 30 metres from entrance
Guided tours by appointment
School groups by appointment
Public feasts on certain dates, group feasts by appointment