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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 2015 JORVIK Viking Festival

Following, Ragnarok, the fall of the Gods we decided that every end is a new beginning and explored a Brave New Viking World! With a host of exciting and intriguing Norse-themed events across 9 days culminating in a thrilling live action finale chronicling the Creation, according to Norse myths, this was one of the largest JORVIK Viking Festivals, ever! Watch the video below to discover Jolablot for yourself:

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Explore Last Year’s Festival

JORVIK Viking Festival Accolades