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JORVIK Viking Festival

JORVIK Viking Festival is the largest Norse-themed festival in Europe, regularly attracting over 40,000 visitors to the historic city of York each year. ‘Invasion: The Dawn of Viking York’, the 2018 Festival, will feature many of the Festival’s trademark events, including the call to battle as fearsome Viking warriors march from York Minster to Coppergate, across the city centre (17 February, from 1pm). An encampment will run for the duration of the festival in Parliament Street, enabling visitors to get up close with the Vikings on the move, learning what they traded, the clothes that they wore and the sagas they shared around the fire. The ultimate search for a Viking warrior returns to Coppergate Square on 17 February, with the annual Strongest Viking Competition – a mix of brute strength, bravado and bluster that thrills and entertains the crowds. Bringing the Festival to a close will be a thrilling live-action battle, combining son-et-lumiere with pyrotechnics.
Monday 12 - Sunday 18 February 2018. Various events daily, including a mixture of free and paid for. Full details of all of the events in this year’s JORVIK Viking Festival are available online at
York North Yorkshire YO1 9WT
Mon 12 Feb 2018 to Sun 18 Feb 2018
Contact telephone: 01904 615505 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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