Stavanger - Viking Life
Experience a Viking House and learn about a very important Viking battle.
Virtual Reality Experience
Authentic food and Mjød
Visit to the Iron Age Farm
Swords in Rock Monument
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
Appropriate clothing (raincoat) and comfortable walking shoes
Learn about life in the Viking Age. Archeological excavations have given us a lot of information about the Vikings and their life in our region.
First up is an exciting experience in our Viking House. Take part in the important Viking battle that took place in year 872, which united Norway into one kingdom. Put on your VR glasses and follow King Harald Fairhair throughout the battle. The next stop is to see where the battle actually took place. The majestic monument ‘Swords in Rock’ was erected in 1983 to commemorate the battle. The largest sword is for Harald Fairhair.
After all this fighting, visit a farm to see a day in the life of the Vikings. We then travel to the Iron Age Farm at Ullandhaug. The Iron Age Farm was rebuilt on the original remains and ruins of an important farm that dated back to the migration period (350-550 AD). It is the only one of its kind in Norway. What does this have to do with the Viking Age? There are a plenty of similarities between these two periods. In fact, the Vikings left traces around the farm, which they used in their time, too. Imagine going back in time to experience their lives. Imagine the fireplace roaring, children running around the house and the adults doing things like hunting or grinding to put food on the table. Would you like to try? Enter the longhouse with the Lady of the Farm or the Tribal Chief and get a glimpse into prehistoric Rogaland. Experience how people lived, what they ate, and how they sustained life. While sitting around the firepit, the Lady of the House will serve carefully selected and locally produced Iron Age tastings together with mead, the beverage of the Gods.
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing (raincoat) and comfortable walking shoes