Greetings from the cold and wintry woodlands of western Norway!
It might not look much like it in these photos taken a few weeks ago, when the cover of fluffy December snow had been reduced to little patches here and there. I had even heard the first of the early spring birds starting to chirp in anticipation of warmer days to come. ♫ But the other night king winter decided to pay us another visit, and all is white again.
I think that's all the more reason to publish my annual calendar of markets and events, for all Viking and Medieval Age-entusiasts with a love for living history who want to start planning the upcoming season. I'm sure I'm not the only one looking forward to gathering around the merchant's stalls and campfires once again, to share, teach, learn and enjoy our old cultural history under bright summer skies!
I have limited the list to Norway this year. That’s partly because the large Scandinavian overview was time-demanding for a full-time working mom to keep updating with new dates ticking in throughout the year, and partly because the positive feedback I’ve received for my overviews have mainly been from people who use them to plan their summer tours here in Norway. But let me know if you feel differently and I may reconsider that.
Also, feel free to share and help spread this to others who may have use for it! But please credit my website if you copy the list to somewhere else. ♥
I wish I could attend them all! ^^
As always, my first market of the year will be the lovely and atmospheric Bjørgvin market,
and we'll see from there. Do you have plans for the summer already?
Photography and editing: Valkyrja.com
Music: Tartalo Music - Journey through the Highlands