The Jorvik Viking Festival 2018

Today marks the start of the 34th annual #JORVIKVikingFest. A week-long, city-wide festival celebrating all things #Viking in #York. If you have no other plans for #halfterm then hopefully we will look forward to seeing you at some point during the week.

The Viking Festival is recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich #Norse heritage. A week-long commemoration of a seminal moment in British history, the arrival and conquest of England by the Great Viking Army in AD 866.

There's a huge exciting programme of events that explore the impact of the Viking invasion on Anglo-Saxon England, including living history encampments, walks, talks, tours and of course, dramatic combat performances, there really is something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.

Visit to discover the full highlights programme