It’s that time of year again, so dust off your hornless helmets, unsheathe your broadswords and don your chain mail for Ragnorak: the Norse Apocalypse…
The streets of York are invaded by Vikings this month, for the 30th Annual Jorvik Viking Festival running from Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd February 2014.
There’s plenty to see and do for kids and adults alike from bloodcurdling battle reeanactments to the lovely Best Beard Competition.
Here’s our guide. And don’t miss a single skirmish with our complete list of Jorvik events.
Live action combat
Strongest Viking Competition
The strongest Viking men compete for this coveted trophy at the Guildhall on Sat 22nd at 10am, come along and cheer for your favourite
Ragnarok Battle Spectacular
It all ends here at the York Eye on Saturday 22nd from 6pm. There will be pyrotechnics, fire and of course lots of live action to befit Jorvik’s 30th Annual Viking Festival
Talks, tours and history
Learn about Viking combs with Steve Ashby at the Mansion House, Mon 17th 2pm
Music, Shopping and Dining