05/05/2014

Viking and Medieval plans!


No spring or summer is complete without a visit to at least a few viking and medieval fairs. This year will be quite eventfull for me. There's the big medieval festival in Oslo, which for once will be held on the medieval fortress in town. I assume it is because the Norwegian Armed Forces finally understood the coolness they were denying themselves and all of us ... but why is the army hogging one of the extremely few medieval buildings in Norway, anyway? That is the question! Then there's the jousting tournament St. Hallvards Turnering which is the same weekend at the same location. Then we have the viking fair in Trondheim, which I've never been to before. It's famous for striving towards historical accuracy on a much higher level than most other such events. They don't let just anyone sell their stuff there, quality matters. So it'll be interesting!
Then comes Borre, which is only held every other year, and is quite large and legendary. 
And finally, there's the Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum in Germany! Yikes. I have no idea what to expect from that one. Well, no, I expect a high level of fantasy. It's in the title after all.
I'll probably squeeze in a few more if I can. :-)
I have a secret sort-of-plan of going to Salzburg in December to see the Krampuslauf there, and/or go on some kind of medieval Christmas marked tour, but that's still so far into the future that I haven't given it all that much thought. Yet.

Here's a picture-spam from previous seasons!  
Do you ever go to any viking/medieval/etc fairs?

Myself, Sól and Branna

We have so precious few medieval buildings and ruins in Norway that we encase some in glass. 
This is Hamar.

   

Sól and Tathariel

Myself and Camilla Rose

Me, Branna and Vigdis


Branna and Ingrid 

9 comments:

  1. So many sweet pictures with wonderful people ^^ Sounds like a great plan for the year, with quite a lot of diverse markets to attend, I'm sure it will be grand! Personally I only plan to be at Leikvin Vikingmarket, quite small and cozy, and the first medieval fair in my county ;) All finished during may.

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    1. They are epic people indeed. ^_^ I would love to visit Leikvin someday, as well as the new one in Ålesund (if that is the medieval fair you meant?). It greatly amuses me that these things are just popping up all over the country. :D

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  2. Da sees vi nok på Borre :) I tillegg til den planlegger jeg å ta ut sommerferie og tilbringe nesten en uke både på Gudvangen og på Karmøy vikingfestival, samt en langhelg på Bjørgvin marknad, og sannsynligvis på et par andre litt mindre her i Bergen. :) Men så spennende med marked i Tyskland da!

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    1. Jaa! :) Det gleder jeg meg til. Skal bli hyggelig å henge litt med deg i blandt Borrehaugene!
      Det var jo litt av et program du hadde der! Det er så bra at mangfoldet har blitt så stort at det vanskelig lar seg gjøre å rekke over i nærheten av alt på et år, om man enn var aldri så dedikert. :) Håper å få tid til Bjørgvin igjen. En gang.
      Det i Tyskland er jeg veldig spent på ja. Det er, etter hva jeg kan skjønne, i en helt annen liga enn noe annet jeg har vært på, dvs i en kommersiell retning. På godt og vondt. Men jeg skal legge fra meg de overkritiske brillene ved inngangsdøra og sørge for å more meg. ;-)

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  3. I just wanna leave some greetings and love from "next door" - love to read your blog.
    Ana
    (wild she wolf)

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  4. Oh, and yes - I also visit medivial festivals - the last one was the "MP Spectaculum" in Dortmund. So, perhaps we both meet us there ;)
    Ana

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    1. Ahhh! :D I'll be going to the one in Bückeburg. Can't wait! And I'm so happy you read my blog, Ana. ^.^

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  5. Så mange fine bilder!^^ ser skikkelig koselig ut med viking-/middelaldermarked, og ser på det som et stoort pluss at det blir sett på som helt normalt å vandre rundt i middelalderske gevanter:D Har hatt planer om å komme meg inn på middelalderfestivalen i Oslo i 4år nå eller sånn, men så dukker det opp noe så ikke jeg får dratt likevel hvert år, hmpf. Men har vært på det i Sarpsborg en gang, og planlegger et lite røvertokt i Tønsberg eller Horten i år om formen holder seg fin:D Irriterer meg grønn over at jeg ikke fikk med meg St.Hallvards turnering på festningen, det ville vært knall og tatt bilder av!:(

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    1. Synd du ikke kunne komme! Men det var veldig vellykket, så vi håper alle på at det skal få fortsette på festningen også i fremtiden. :)
      Sarpsborg var mitt første møte med moderne vikinger, så jeg er litt ekstra glad i det markedet ... håper det kommer flere der med tid og stunder!

      Kanskje vi sees på Borre da! :)

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