Viking Valley, Gudvangen, Norway

Site Overview

Experience the life and atmosphere of a Viking-Age society in this reconstructed town

Viking Valley is a Viking town comprising 18 historic houses. Constructed following Viking-Age building techniques, it is not a replica of any exisitng town , but a reconstruction of how it is thought a town might have looked if it had been situated here. This is based on the assumption that Gudvangen was an important centre of trade and communication (Anne Stine Ingstad: ‘Oseberg Dronningens Grav’, 1993).

The life and atmosphere of a Viking-Age society has been recreated and visitors can observe and take part in many activities, including:

  • Archery
  • Cooking
  • Textile techniques
  • Woodworking
  • Making fire
  • Board and dice games such as Hnefatafl
  • Ball games
  • Viking wrestling (glima)
  • Blacksmithing and watching the manufacture of bog iron and charcoal

Visitors can see and speak to the people who actually live in all the historic buildings. Some of the town inhabitants work at the site and some are volunteers.

Visitor Information
Season - Months Open
Open all year – 365 days
Opening Hours - Days and Times
16 April - 19 October: Daily 10.00-18.00
20 October - 15 April: Daily 10.30-13.30
Adults: 195 NOK
Children: 98 NOK
Family: 495 NOK
Other Amenities
  • Parking
  • Restaurant - Authentic Viking Food
  • Shops
  • Toilets and Showers
  • Re-enactment and Volunteers
  • Guided Tours every 30 minutes
  • Schools Programme
  • Workshops
  • Feasts (up to 250 people)
  • Site available for film sets, photoshoots, conferences, exhibitions, weddings
Key Attractions
  • Town
  • Market and trade
  • Religion and Belief
  • Ships
  • Sagas
  • Reconstructions
  • Famous Vikings
Contact Details

Viking Valley, Njardarheimr Viking Town, PO Box 11, 5747, Gudvangen, Norway


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