Viking Feast on the Beach 23 August – SOLD OUT

Mark welcomes you to Viking Feast on the Beach

Come for a Viking Feast on the Beach at the fabulous sandy beach of Scapa just outside of Kirkwall. Fun for all the family. No walking required. We meet at the car park by the beach toilets at Scapa at 6 pm. When arriving at Scapa we are met my our outdoor cook and ropemaker […]

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Viking Voyage to Hoy 21 August

Viking Voyage to Hoy. Orkney. Island day trip. Guided tour

A full day Viking adventure in Hoy. After meeting in Stromness by the John Rae statue at 9.30 am for a safety briefing, we lay the modern world behind us and become Vikings for the day. We take the small passenger ferry from Stromness across to the island of Hoy. From Moaness pier we walk […]

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Viking Feast on the Beach 9 August

Viking dance at Viking Feast on the Beach, Scapa, Orkney

Come for a Viking Feast on the Beach at the fabulous sandy beach of Scapa just outside of Kirkwall. Fun for all the family. No walking required. We meet at the car park by the beach toilets at Scapa at 6 pm. When arriving at Scapa we are met my our outdoor cook and ropemaker […]

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Viking Feast on the Beach 26 July – SOLD OUT

Viking Feast on the Beach

Come for a Viking Feast on the Beach at the fabulous sandy beach of Scapa just outside of Kirkwall. Fun for all the family. No walking required. We meet at the car park by the beach toilets at Scapa at 6 pm. When arriving at Scapa we are met my our outdoor cook and ropemaker […]

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Viking Feast on the Beach 12th July SOLD OUT

Viking Feast on the Beach Orkney tablet weaving

Come for a Viking Feast on the Beach at the fabulous sandy beach of Scapa just outside of Kirkwall. Fun for all the family. No walking required. We meet at the car park by the beach toilets at Scapa at 6 pm. When arriving at Scapa we are met my our outdoor cook and ropemaker […]

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Viking Voyage to Hoy 19 June

Viking Hiking day trip to Hoy. Travel with the Vikings and enjoy a Viking feast on the beach at Rackwick

A full day Viking adventure in Hoy. After meeting in Stromness by the John Rae statue at 9.30 am for a safety briefing, we lay the modern world behind us and become Vikings for the day. We take the small passenger ferry from Stromness across to the island of Hoy. From Moaness pier we walk […]

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Why did Lifolf the cook cry?

Martyrdom of St Magnus, re-enacted, April 2017, Egilsay, Orkney, for Magnus 900.
Martyrdom of St Magnus, re-enacted, April 2017, Egilsay, Orkney, for Magnus 900. Saint Magnus church, Birsay Why did Lifolf the earl's cook cry? Male tears and changing masculine ideals in Orkneyinga Saga. Big Viking boys don't cry In saga literature, real men don't cry. Not even as they are being assassinated, or their entire family [...]Read more of Why did Lifolf the cook cry?...

Viking Hiking full day: 29/8

Viking Hiking: Welcome to Viking Orkney, with a feast on the beach!

Full day Viking Hiking: Stromness to Hoy   The day starts by taking a small passenger ferry from Stromness across to the island of Hoy. From Moaness pier we walk though the roadless valley between the famous Hills of Hoy, said in local folklore to have been dropped there by a giant when the strap […]

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Viking Hiking half day 25/7: morning

Viking Hiking in Orkney: Cooking over open fire. Viking Hiking tour. Outdoor activities Orkney.

Half day Viking Hiking: Starts from the centre of Orkney’s Viking capital Kirkwall. During the walk to Scapa beach, you will hear about why the Vikings chose to settle in Kirkwall and what they did there. Our walk traces the route that the Vikings took when using the natural harbours at either side of a narrow […]

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Viking Hiking half day 28/6 morning

Ragnhild Ljosland Orkney Viking Hiking guide

Try the Viking life! Viking Hiking with cooking over open fire, hands-on Viking crafts and skills, storytelling, song and dance.

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Viking Hiking: Launch!

Orkney Viking Hiking: A time travel adventure for all the family

Viking Hiking A new outdoor adventure tour Come and try the tour & Viking food Date: Tuesday 29th May Time: Choose between either 9.30 am – 12.30 pm or 2 pm – 5 pm Practical info: Meet at Kirkwall Travel Centre for a guided walk to Scapa Beach, where there will be Viking cooking over […]

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Thor’s Hammer

Viking Chocolate: Thor's Hammer. Made in dark chocolate. Part of the Viking Hoard chocolate box by Brodgar Archaeological Chocolate.
Dark chocolate Thor's Hammer This dark chocolate Thor's Hammer is part of the Viking Hoard box, which you can find in many of the sets in our web shop. I made it in dark chocolate because Thor is the god of thunder, riding his chariot through the dark clouds and striking lightning with his hammer. [...]Read more of Thor’s Hammer...