Here come the girls – and they are armed to the teeth! Straight from the Viking sagas, visitors to York this February will see Norse warrior women fighting alongside – and occasionally leading – male warriors, as the JORVIK Viking Festival explores the untold stories of women in the Viking age.
On the face of it, large, bearded men carrying an array of fearsome weaponry might not seem particularly family-friendly, but with 60,000 visitors expected to descend on York to spend some time with the resident Norse invaders during the 2019 JORVIK Viking Festival (20 – 27 February 2019), here are 10 of the highlights which will appeal to families.
Europe’s largest Viking Festival returns to York next February, telling the stories of Viking women beyond the homestead through the voices of seers, queens and shield maidens – a story of women whose influence was as great as any mighty warrior. JORVIK Viking Festival runs from 20 – 27 February 2019.