Midgard Viking Festival 2017

01. - 02. jul 2017 Kl: 12:00 - 18:00
Experience the Viking Age come to life, when the Lady of Borre invites merchants, warriors, skalds, craftsmen and musicians from near and far to a two-day festival by the spectacular Viking Hall of Borre.

The smell of food drifts through the air to the sound of ancient music, played on traditional instruments. Skilled craftsment demonstrate their arts, and merchants, eager with anticipation, adjust their scales and put forward their finest wares: Remember to bring enough silver – only the very best have gained permission from the Lady to set up their stalls around the magnificent Hall.

Two armies are getting ready to fight: A great battle will determine which of them are worthy of the Lady’s favours, and only one of them will stand victorious on the battlefield…

Meanwhile,  the skald is entertaining the guests with stories in the Viking Hall, like they were told in similar halls at Borre 1200 years ago. Here you can relax and have some historical food and drink while taking a break from the market and the many activities you can participate in.

Practical information

Times and prices:

Saturday July 1st. – Sunday July 2nd. 12:00 – 18:00

Adults: 110,- Children 80,- Families 300,- (Up to two adults and 4 children).

The prices are for one day, but if you buy tickets for one day you get 50% discount on tickets for the other day.


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Take the train to Tønsberg, then bus 02 to Kirkebakken Borre.

Another option is train to Moss, then the Moss-Horten ferry and bus 01 or 02 to Kirkebakken Borre.

Skoppum is the nearest train station, around 45 minutes walk from Midgard, but due to poor bus connection it is faster to travel via Tønsberg. If you are travelling with a bike however, Skoppum is the best option.

Use ruter.no to plan your trip in more detail.


If you are in need of accommodation during the festival, Dal Gjestegård is a 5 minute’s drive away, with cottages suitable for families or other small groups (no English webpage, but contact them for more information). Best Western Horten is easily available by bus, or you can stay at Thon Hotel in idyllic Åsgårdstrand.

Family run B&B The Goat’s Garden is also a cozy option, located at nearby Skoppum.

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Do you have any questions? Send us an email or call (+47) 33 07 18 50

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