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The Jorvik Viking Festival: Everything You Need to Know

Make the voyage to York this February and join in the fun of the annual JORVIK Viking Festival. Discover the Viking legacy as you enjoy events around the city. From talks and tours to entertainment, there’s something to spark every imagination at York’s traditional festival.

What is the JORVIK Viking Festival?

The JORVIK Viking Festival is Europe’s largest celebration of Norse heritage. Visitors get the chance to explore the walled city of York throughout the week-long event, attending free and ticketed events as the festival progresses.

What’s on?

There’s plenty to see and do throughout the JORVIK Viking Festival, from grabbing a drink in the traditional festival bar to sword fighting and kids’ Viking Crafting, you might just find yourselves spoilt for choice!
Meet some Vikings at the Viking Encampment and learn about their lives and trades. The Viking Encampment is great for kids and provides plenty of opportunities for selfies with the historical heroes.
This year, visitors can feast at the Banquet of the Voyagers, a ticketed event set to take place in the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. Raise your glass to an evening you’ll never forget!
There are some exciting hands-on activities taking place throughout the week too, from mystical rune stone making to tablet weaving and mead tasting, there’s something for everyone.

Getting there

Getting to the JORVIK Viking Festival couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re travelling by road or rail, all the festival’s events are within walking distance of the city centre. The central Viking Encampment is just 15 minutes’ walk from York train station.

Hotels nearby

Stay for longer and enjoy a little more of the festival when you choose a convenient city centre hotel for your accommodation. There are three Accor ALL hotels in York, with something to suit every budget and party.
Choose the ibis York Centre for a low-cost stay just a stone’s throw from all the festival action. Enjoy a few drinks in the Viking tent and wander back to your hotel whenever you’re ready for bed. The Novotel York Centre is another convenient option that’s perfect for families. For something a little different, choose the Mercure York Fairfield Manor, which occupies a beautiful 18th-century Georgian manor house in vast grounds.
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