JORVIK Viking Festival is the largest of its kind in Europe.
Events range from fascinating walks and talks, living history encampments, and dramatic combat performances.
Hear Norse sagas and stories, dress like a Viking, meet experts, pick up a sword, learn some Viking-age crafts, try your hand at archery, and see the magnificent birds of prey in full flight.
Flex your muscles at the annual Strongest Viking competition.
Or make a beard and see if you can take away the honors in the Best Beard competition – it’s open to all ages and sexes.
Feast at a Viking banquet on Friday evening.
The jam-packed week culminates in a spectacular finale featuring the return of the Great Viking Army where you can watch the Anglo-Saxons lock swords with the Viking invaders.