Viking woman with Slavic inspired dress sitting in an Oseberg
The yearly Viking market at Foteviken Viking Reservation is a meeting between East and
West. The special atmosphere and the place in the Baltic Sea
attracts Vikings from many different places
For Polish Vikings it is
convenient to take the ferry to Trelleborg to come to
Foteviken which is also close to the cities of Malmö and Copenhagen.
The market is open
for visitors in the weekend while the handwork week before is closed
to allow Vikings to be together without the curios tourists.
The many inhabited houses make it feel like daily life in the Viking
Even though the Vikings
come from about 15 different countries the locals of Foteviken
are an important part of the event. They live in the houses and know
the facilities as well as the employees of the museum. It is like a
festival in an old village with strangers visiting for a few days.
come here just to enjoy Viking life but business is important
too. Here a Swedish trader with his Polish supplier of swords
More than other
markets the Foteviken Viking market is dominated by Viking dressed
people. As a tourist you might feel almost "odd"
dressed arriving in jeans and t-shirt. But exactly this makes
this market extra exciting to visit
This is a place
where historical culture is mixed with vanilla ice-cream and digital cameras.
In 2011 the market
is held in the weekend of 1st - 3rd July. Many vikings arrive days
earlier for the Foteviken Viking Week in which starts already at the
28th of June. On Thirsday evening there will be a memorial ceremony to
remember dead friends at the by the Hola stones. The market is open to the public
Friday - Sunday
To reach the
market from Copenhagen/Malmö you turn right at road E6 / 100 to Falsterbo.
You turn right in the roundabout in Höllviken.
about the market
Museivägen 24, S-236 22 Höllviken, Sweden
tel. (+46) (0) 40-330 800