Viking Festival Lofoten
• Viking Festival Lofoten
Every year in the village of Borg in Lofoten passes beautiful Viking Festival - 5 days of exciting adventures. Last summer, we were able to attend this wonderful event. About it - today's report.
At the festival you need to buy a ticket. He passes in Borg, near Leknes. This summer he will be as much as 5 days from 6 to 10 August. In 2014, it will be the 10th anniversary of the festival, so if you are going to visit Lofoten this year - do not miss should be a great event.
Opens the festival is usually the "leader", very charismatic Norwegian. From the first moments feel homepage holiday atmosphere. There are no crowds and strangers. Everything has been very open and friendly.
After opening all celebrate, handing a cup of wine in a circle:
Thank the forces of nature for a good year.
A then begins representation. It is then scheduled. From funny good get-togethers with grandmothers Fenia and me to present battles of the Vikings.
Festival - is a big fair, Viking tent camp. At the fair you can buy handmade souvenirs, useful products.
People communicate with each other, and he gradually immersed in the atmosphere of the festival.
Meanwhile, the "real Polish Vikings" are preparing for battle.
Yes, here come from all over the world! These Poles - is no exception.
There are so many colorful characters.
And some - so wonderful and welcoming that you can immediately invite in movies, like "Lord of the Rings"
From time to time different events happen. Here it is time to fight the Vikings.
Polish Vikings fighting desperately, almost real.
A minute later the guy sadanut on the head with an ax so that he almost lost consciousness and his uvolokut the tent ...
But there are also quite "clown" presentation.
Of course, the audience is also pulled out. Bind, put on glass, cut apples on her head - all the attributes of the Viking Age. Well, the jokes they appropriate:
But there are also touching moments. Here the girl is very fond of his horse ...
Once a day all comers ride on the fjord on this Viking ship.
In winter, he stands in the dock, and in the summer you can not even go to the festival. The price is included in the ticket to the museum.
and a little about the character of the festival.
Yes, archery, too, can shoot! Pass the real competition. And in Borge is the house of the Vikings. Its recently renovated, so everything inside looks like new, but the scenery is very beautiful. And the most interesting - even here in the week come "Vikings", live, eat and pomasterit something with their own hands. They can communicate, play conventional games. In the winter the museum is open 2 days a week.
Here is the restored home of the leader in the winter. Just below it is the main building of the museum. In fact, the museum is quite small, and visit this place stands out because of 2 things: of course, is because of the summer festival, and because of the wonderful atmosphere created by the people in the house of the Vikings.