Yorvik Viking Festival in York

Viking outside a church in York, part of Jorvik Viking Festival

12th to 18th February 2018


The Jorvik Viking Destival is an annual celebration of the citys Norse heritage.

With an 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 is something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.

As part of the 2018 festival the Watlington Hoard will be on display in JORVIK Viking Centre from 7 February to 21 May 2018. The hoard is believed to have been hidden by a member of the Great Viking Army in around AD879 during their manoeuvres through Oxfordshire. The hoard contains a mixture of Anglo-Saxon coins and Viking silver

Other fantastic events during the viking festival include Have A Go = archery or sword combat, the annual beard competition, the viking strongman competition and Poo day!

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Jorvik Viking Centre

Jorvik Viking Centre


Discover more about York's Norse heritage at any time of year at the Jorvik Viking Centre. The Jorvik Centre is a must-see attraction in York created on the actual site of an archaeological dig revealed York's past history. Find Out More: Read More
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