Vikings galore!

You know you live in Sweden

When you’re not totally surprised to see Viking warriors

Camped outside a tent.

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Viking heritage is celebrated around the country

In different events.

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This two-day festival took place near my home

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And the guest of honour was this beautiful

100-year-old replica of a Viking boat.

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Families often dress up

And attend these Viking festivals

Using clothes and equipment that reflect how life was back then —

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Even sleeping out

In these comfy-looking tents.

Talk about making history come alive!

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For more celebratory moments, please visit: Our World.

 

 

78 responses

  1. Very interesting photos and event. The boat is beautiful. Have a wonderful week!

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    June 6, 2016 at 15:34

  2. Looks really fun. Beautiful pictures

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    June 6, 2016 at 15:39

  3. Beautiful pictures! 🙂

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    June 6, 2016 at 15:44

  4. What a wonderful series, nothing that I would see here. Thanks

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    June 6, 2016 at 15:55

  5. What very authentic costuming and look back at history. If I didn’t know better I would say they stepped out of a time machine from the past.

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    June 6, 2016 at 16:20

  6. Aha! That looks seriously cool!

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    June 6, 2016 at 17:23

  7. great !!!

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    June 6, 2016 at 17:33

  8. How cool! Excellent shots too!

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    June 6, 2016 at 18:07

  9. The detail is superb, thanks Fi.

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    June 6, 2016 at 18:08

  10. This is great. getting chance to be a part of bygone era is awesome. must be fun?

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    June 6, 2016 at 18:10

  11. How interesting and I just love that beautiful Viking boat!

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    June 6, 2016 at 18:15

  12. I see national pride in the the faces, polished beauty in the boats, and celebration everywhere. Nice change of pace, Fiona.

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    June 6, 2016 at 18:20

  13. most interesting photos, Viking lore has always been fascinating to me!

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    June 6, 2016 at 18:53

  14. What fun! I’m sure I have Viking ancestry. I could do with one of those helmets for my bad hair days. Love the gorgeous boat:)

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    June 6, 2016 at 18:57

  15. Hi Fiona,
    many years I was selling silver jewellry on medival markets in Germany and also Europe.
    I love this special atmosphere on the market places and the costume variations.
    Wonderful impressions of the Viking event here !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    June 6, 2016 at 19:10

  16. That’s so cool to have in your backyard. They have civil war camps here in VA. My great grandfather was from Sweden.

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    June 6, 2016 at 19:11

  17. The boat is beautiful and what a fun way to learn history. I’ve been watching the TV show Vikings on the History Channel and enjoying it. Here in the South where I live, we have Civil War re-enactments where everyone dresses in period outfits and they re-enact battles of the Civil War. While war is sad, the re-enactments are a great way to see history come alive.

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    June 6, 2016 at 19:12

  18. That boat is fascinating and so are the tents’ Here in the USA we have re-enactors of the mountain men, the Civil War and other historic people.

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    June 6, 2016 at 19:53

  19. How fun….and entertaining and educational!! What a great series of images, and lovin’ the share Fi!!

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    June 6, 2016 at 20:30

  20. Interesting and great photos!

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    June 6, 2016 at 21:18

  21. Charming medieval festival

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    June 6, 2016 at 21:48

  22. Bill Dodd

    Reminds me of some parties I went to in my youth…… Fun shots!

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    June 6, 2016 at 22:25

  23. What a wonderful sight and that viking boat replica looks superb! 🙂

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    June 6, 2016 at 22:57

  24. so cool. those men look the part. 🙂

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    June 6, 2016 at 23:07

  25. LOVE that boat. Hooray for bringing history to life. And hooray for not having to live without running hot water.

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    June 6, 2016 at 23:41

  26. What a wonderful festival. I would love to attend one of them. Love that ship. You captured so much detail. genie

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    June 6, 2016 at 23:48

  27. Al

    That looks like fun – I’d love to see replicas like those.

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    June 7, 2016 at 01:28

  28. Oh, how WONDERFUL! That would be so cool to experience!!!…:)JP

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    June 7, 2016 at 01:49

  29. Interesting topic and fantastic photos, which set fire on my imagination of the bygone days of faraway region.

    Yoko

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    June 7, 2016 at 02:44

  30. I love the blue eye peeking of the little viking. Sweet! I love the outfit.
    Fun, thank you for sharing,
    Carla

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    June 7, 2016 at 03:39

  31. This is very cool – I’d love to attend an enactment like this!

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    June 7, 2016 at 03:48

  32. Ron

    Fiona, as one of your readers (Christina) shared, Viking lore has always been fascinating to me too! Sweden, as well, has always held an interest for me. I have a feeling that I would love Sweden!

    Gorgeous photographs! The craftsmanship and detail in that Viking boat are AMAZING!

    Grrrreat post, my friend! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    June 7, 2016 at 03:51

  33. A memorable slice of history!

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    June 7, 2016 at 04:02

  34. Nice shots. Great way to celebrate an heritage.

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    June 7, 2016 at 05:32

  35. How wonderful. I am interested to learn more about the Vikings.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    June 7, 2016 at 05:54

  36. Interesting photos and event, how nice to see the Vikings !
    The first photo is my preferred !

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    June 7, 2016 at 08:51

  37. Interesting topic and fabulous pictures.
    Viking boat replica looks super.
    Bets regards, Irma

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    June 7, 2016 at 09:09

  38. What wonderful shots. And they put so much care into reproducing the techniques of the time!

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    June 7, 2016 at 11:21

  39. Hello Fiona,
    This is fantastic!! Great to see all in these legendary clothes from the past. Very impressive!!
    It gives you very nice and special shots!! Great!!

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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    June 7, 2016 at 11:53

  40. Great show of things long forgotten. Very nice.

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    June 7, 2016 at 12:18

  41. that is cool 🙂

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    June 7, 2016 at 12:48

  42. Stunning captures… the show sounds magnificent with historical touch… 🙂

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    June 7, 2016 at 13:11

  43. Fint foto och toppen motiv.. Kram Nicki

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    June 7, 2016 at 15:06

  44. Always nice to have an insight into the past that made the present. 🙂

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    June 7, 2016 at 16:09

  45. Pat

    An interesting and festive way to keep traditions alive!

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    June 7, 2016 at 16:15

  46. nocolebolo


    Great serie. I think that festival is great.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    June 7, 2016 at 16:31

  47. That would have been something for me ! My husband (Italian) always calls me Vikinga, lol !

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    June 7, 2016 at 17:38

  48. Great post! 🙂

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    June 7, 2016 at 18:31

  49. That looks like fun!

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    June 7, 2016 at 20:26

  50. Very interesting photos.
    He admired the boats Vikings in Oslo.
    Greetings.
    Lucja

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    June 7, 2016 at 20:49

  51. Wonderful choice of the Vikings for V!
    Wil, ABCWTeam

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    June 7, 2016 at 21:30

  52. What a great Visit.
    I like the Vikings…..

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    June 7, 2016 at 21:30

  53. this would be very cool to attend.

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    June 8, 2016 at 04:33

  54. We have many living history events in Virginia but not Vikings, so far.

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    June 8, 2016 at 05:07

  55. O d’em Vikings.

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    June 8, 2016 at 05:08

  56. Great shots and so interesting! I love the ship. Maybe one of my forebears sailed in one of those.

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    June 8, 2016 at 05:11

  57. Interesting event described with great pictures!

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    June 8, 2016 at 06:35

  58. Beautiful pics

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    June 8, 2016 at 07:02

  59. Fantastic photos! The woodworking on that boat is amazing and beautiful!

    Some time in the recent past, Blogger saw fit to remove about 50 blogs from my reading list. They gave me a reason, but it didn’t make any sense to me. Anyway, your blog appears to have been one of them. It’s taken me awhile to find which blogs it was (I’m still not done yet). I’m adding you back in as soon as I finish this comment.

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    June 8, 2016 at 07:49

    • Glad we’ve found each other again!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      June 8, 2016 at 08:31

  60. Beautiful series, very nice and interesting photos

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    June 8, 2016 at 11:01

  61. I like that, specially the clothing.

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    June 8, 2016 at 12:08

  62. COOL! I have actually never seen them 🙂

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    June 8, 2016 at 14:05

  63. Wonderful series of photo’s.
    I haven’t got a favourite I loved every one of them.

    All the best Jan

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    June 8, 2016 at 19:16

    • Thank you so much. Do you have a blog I can visit?

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      June 8, 2016 at 21:46

  64. That’s so cool!!! My husband and I would love to see all that. We love watching a TV series here in the US called Vikings. I am going to show my husband your site.

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    June 8, 2016 at 22:51

  65. Wow, that was really a surprise (at least to me! 🙂 ) Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    June 8, 2016 at 23:21

  66. Amazing. What a sight that would be. You don’t see it every day around here. 🙂

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    June 9, 2016 at 01:08

  67. this is so great!

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    June 9, 2016 at 06:08

  68. Looks like a wonderful festival tracing back the history though these vintage collections

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    June 10, 2016 at 11:22

  69. That’s a beautiful way to celebrate life (and history)!

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    June 10, 2016 at 19:54

  70. Absolutely fabulous photos. Looks like you have travelled back in time

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    June 11, 2016 at 08:40

  71. Wonderful to see.
    Real Vikings. Very nice photographed!

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    June 11, 2016 at 21:12

  72. daryledelstein

    oh this looks like it was a great fun ‘event’ .. sort of like our Civil War reenactments … but with better photo ops

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    June 13, 2016 at 14:01

  73. those details are so fascinating! Love the boat and the helmet 🙂

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    June 13, 2016 at 18:33

  74. What fun for you! 🙂

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    June 15, 2016 at 06:12

  75. What a fabulous event! I went to a medieval festival recently too and my post of scheduled to come out soon. I would have therefore loved this event! Great photos Fi.

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    June 19, 2016 at 10:12

  76. How wonderful. I’d love to see that for real,

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    June 23, 2016 at 09:46

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