We wish you very welcome to the 15th Viking Festival in Stallarholmen

Program 2017

 

The program will be updated as it becomes ready.

 

Friday

14.00 The festival area and the fair opens

14-18 Music within the area

14-18 Jesters school, Childrens village, Archery, Ax trowing

20.00 The fair closes for the night.

 

Saturday

10.00 The fair opens.

10-18 Music within the area

10-18 Jesters school, Childrens village, Archery, Ax throwing, Pony ride

18.00 The fair closes for the night.

 

Sunday

10.00 The fair opens.

10-16 Music within the area

10-16 Jesters school, Childrens village, Archery, Ax throwing, Pony ride

16.00 The festival and fair end.

 

Weather and wind have a certain influence why all program times are aproxamately.

 

During the festival some activities not included in the program will occur. For more information please visit the information tent.

 

Others

 

When does the festival take place?

Always the first weekend in July.

2017 will be June 30 to July 2.

 

What are the opening hours?

The festival is open 14.00-18.00 o'clock on Friday, and 10.00-18.00 o'clock on Saturday and 10.00-16.00 on Sunday.

 

What is the entrance fee?

Entry is 60 SEK.

Free entry all days for children younger than 12 years.

All entertainment is included in the fee. However you have to pay a small extra fee to participate in the activities in the children's village and elsewhere.

 

How do I get to Stallarholmen?

By car:

From Stockholm/Södertälje:

E20 - Exit 139 to Mariefred and further on towards Stallarholmen

 

From Örebro/Eskilstuna:

E20 - Exit 137 towards Strängnäs C untill you see the sign towards Stallarholmen

 

From Uppsala/Enköping:

Follow road 55 passing Strängnäs untill you see the sign towards Stallarholmen

 

When in Stallarholmen:

Pass the bridge and keep left after the bridge. The festival area is located 400 m after the bridge.

 

GPS-koordinater: N 59° 22,105´ E 017° 12,083´

 

By train or bus:

By train to Mariefred/Läggesta Station or to Strängnäs. From either of them by bus 303 to Stallarholmen bus station ( 200 m to walk to the festival area).

 

For information about departure time and prices see:

www.timinfo.se (train)

www.lanstrafiken.se/sormland (buses)

 

Stay over night in Stallarholmen?

You can book B&B at::

Östa Gård. 0152-430 11 www.ostagard.se

Gesta Gård. 0152-430 11www.gesta.se

Låsta Rum & Frukost 0705-5922 60 www.lastad.se

Please observe that Gesta Gård and Låsta Hotel is out of walking distance from the festival area. You will need a car or taxi.

 

Do you have an automatic cash dispenser?

There is none but you can withdraw money at Öshalla. However the ICA selfservice shop in Stallarholmen has an automatic cash dispenser.

 

To take a swim at the festival area

- is that possible?

There is a nice, small beach for swimming next to the festival area.

 

And the dog - can I bring him/her?

He/she is welcome if put on the lead.

 

Drinking water?

You can find water taps at several places around the festival area. Both for humans and animals.

 

Toilets - any?

We have several toilets within the area, some designed for disabled people.

What to do if I hurt myself?

A nurse has a caravan close to the main entry where you can get first aid.

 

 

 

 

The Festival

 

During a weekend the park in Stallarholmen is transformed to a Viking event center of today with trade, attractions for children, Viking ships, clowns, musicians, food and beverage, entertainment, crafts, sport and games to watch and to participate in.

 

For children

Our popular Children's Village offers archelogical excavation, fairy tales, shield painting and coining for our younger visitors.

There will also be a jesters school at the festival area.

 

Tradesmen and craftsmen.

The festival area will be filled with tradesmen and craftsmen, and -women, who offers a nice selection of handicrafts. There will be forged silver, iron and copper as well as items of carved horns and bones, jewelry, textiles and clothes, shoes, belts and other leather articles.

You will find various craftsmen working. Tabletweaving, nalbinding, blacksmiths, woodcarvers, leather-workers and much more.

 

Competitions and games.

Vikings of today likes to compete like in the old days. Within the festival area you will have the opportunity to throw axe and to shoot with bow and arrows to compare your skills with your competitors.

 

Viking ships.

At the landing stage our friends arriving by the lake will moor their ships, designed according to old shipbuilding engineering.

 

Viking village

In the Viking Village you will meet all the people who live och work within the festival area. Craftsmen, fighters, tradesmen, musicians and viking families.

 

Food and beverage

"Öshalla" is serving fish, meat, bread rolls with various fillings and here you can also buy food without gluten and lactose.

At "Kafe Mimer" you can have a cup of coffe or tea, lemonade, buns, sausages and bread rolls with various fillings.