Fight (live, dress and eat) like the vikings!

July 26, 2015.

It was raining last night.

We took the 18 bus to Moesgård. Everyone in the bus jittered with excitement. Last stop. Saw the post sign. ‘Viking Moot’. Into the woods, muddy, wet, cold. About one km walking into the forest, heard horse’s steps. A lady, all dressed up in viking attire, rode the horse in elegance. I heard people chatting, chanting. Not long, here we were. In the land of the Vikings.

It is a yearly viking moot (viking market) held at Moesgård beach
It is a yearly viking moot (viking market) held at Moesgård beach
Viking Moot is considered as the world's oldest viking market
Viking Moot is considered as the world’s oldest viking market

This is how steel are made back in the old days
This is how steel are made back in the old days
I felt like I was transported to another world. The world of simplicity.
I felt like I was transported to another world. The world of simplicity.
.crafts.
.crafts.
Warriors from whole Europe come to Moesgaard in this weekend. Fight like a vikings!
Warriors from whole Europe come to Moesgaard in this weekend. Fight like a vikings!
Dance, sing, family
Dance, sing, family
This is what I call old-school grilling. Wicked!
This is what I call old-school grilling. Wicked!
Food on wooden fire. What can be greater than that?
Food on wooden fire. What can be greater than that?
Almost 600 vikings (about 300 Viking warriors) - visit Moesgaard every year
Almost 600 vikings (about 300 Viking warriors) – visit Moesgaard every year
In 2016 the market is held 30 and 31 of July. For public the market is open from 10 to 17 o'clock.
In 2016 the market is held 30 and 31 of July. For public the market is open from 10 to 17 o’clock.
horn for drinks. Skål!
horn for drinks. Skål!
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