Njardarheimr Viking Village Becomes a Reality in 2017

The construction starts in August and the village will consist of about 20 small and large timber buildings – totaling 1,500 square meters when completed. Now, a more than 20-year-old dream will finally be realized. However, guests are also welcome in coming winters to join various events. Since then, he has made a living as self-appointed Viking chieftain, among others as responsible for the Viking market in Gudvangen, located at the end of the Nærøyfjord where Nærøydalselvi River empties into the fjord. Njardarfjordr was the original name for the Nærøyfjord. It includes the smallest wooden houses in Njardarheimr, Chieftain’s longhouse and outdoor area. In December 2014, ThorNews wrote about the strong-willed Vikings led by Chieftain Georg Olafr Reydarsson Hansen: Hansen moved to Gudvangen with the motivation to build a Viking village. A temporary location for ceremonies is planned and the whole village is surrounded by a fence. archaeology Europe VikingsIn May 2017, phase one of Njardarheimr Viking Village is ready. In mid-July, the association organizes the Viking market as the most important annual event. Njardar Viking Association (Norwegian: Njardar Vikinglag) established in 2003, has about 100 members who participate in groups specializing in archery, edged weapons, cooking, music and other Viking activities. – We are going to build in the winter and be hosts in the Viking village during the summer (Editor’s Note: May – September), says Torill Hylland, Chairman of Gudvangen Utvikling AS, responsible for the construction, to local newspaper Sogn Avis. Visitors Welcome The first phase of the construction starts in August and will be completed in May 2017. If you have any questions to Njardar Viking Association, feel free to contact them on Facebook. The banquet hall, ceremonial building and the other longhouses will be built when the project proves to be viable. Njardar Viking Association The name “Njardar” means “devoted to Njord” who in Norse mythology is a god among the Vanir associated with sea, seafaring, wind, fishing, wealth, and crop fertility.