A popular event in Iceland that draws in loads of tourists every year, the Viking festival is a must during your Hafnarfjörður, Iceland vacation no matter what the weather may be. This fun festival takes place in June and takes you back to the days of the Viking settlement in Iceland.
Here are some of the fun things you can do and expect during the festival:
Discover Viking cuisine
This usually six-day festival takes Viking enthusiasts to an exploration of Viking cuisine. Guests can visit and try out various Viking pubs and restaurants. Here, they get to sample Viking dishes and unravel the Scandinavian food traditions.
See and buy Viking arts and crafts
Since the festival is a celebration of everything Viking, you’ll be surrounded by everything Viking as well. Various stalls displaying Viking ancient arts and crafts can be found during the festival. Jewelry, musical instruments and more can be found too. You can buy one and take it home with you as a souvenir.
Join an archery workshop
Besides the Viking music, food, arts and crafts, and even storytelling, the Viking festival is also home to archery workshops. This is a good and fun way to learn a new sport, and you also get to celebrate the Viking tradition while doing so.
Watch men in Viking costumes fight
Among the highlights of this festival is seeing men in detailed Viking costumes and watching them engage in a sword-fighting battle. You’ll also see men in costumes aboard Viking battleships, and reconstructed Viking buildings add more fun and flavor to the extraordinary festival.
Have you ever joined a Viking festival? What did you like about it?