Recognised as the largest Viking Festival in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s Viking heritage

The festival’s programme of family-friendly events, lectures, guided walks and battle re-enactments attracts over 40,000 visitors each year from across the globe, with many returning year after year to take part and enjoy the atmosphere.

Vikings on the march in York

Join in the action with Vikings from all over the world for a nine day celebration of York’s Viking heritage. With an explosive programme of events inspired by Norse mythology including dramatic combat performances, crafts, lectures and tours as well as music and archaeological expert sessions.

Relive the 2014 Viking Festival

Last year’s Festival was our countdown to the Norse apocalypse, with a dazzling finale event that recreated Ragnarok, the fall of the Gods! Incorporating thrilling live battle action, sound and light effects as well as terrific pyrotechnics this stunning spectacle was the perfect finish to one of our best festivals yet!

2015 promises to be bigger and better than ever, as we explore the birth of a Brave New Viking World, rising from the ruins of Ragnarok. To find out more, make sure to sign up to your eNewsletter at the very bottom of the page.

Explore Last Year’s Festival

JORVIK Viking Festival Accolades