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Viking festival Karmøy near Haugesund Norway

The Viking festival is held for 4 days in June each year at Avaldsnes at the north end of the island of Karmøy, near Haugesund.
You can see displays, battle simulations, viking dress, a market with "real" vikings making and selling their handiwork, music, saga story-telling and lots of meat cooking on the barbeque.
You can also find out the progress on the archiological dig here.

St Olavs church Avandsnes, one of the venues
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church doorway This event takes place at several venues around the Avaldnes area, which was the home of Norwegian kings for 500 years, starting with Harald Haarfagre (Fair Hair) in 872.
On Saturday evening there is a show suitable for families from 17.00 to 20.00 with story-telling, displays, music, fun and games.

When : Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th June 2010
Where : Avaldsnes, Karmoy, near Haugesund
Website : (norsk)

Distance from Stavanger: 70 km
Distance from Bergen: 115 km

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Virgin Mary's needle  leaning stone at St Olavs church Avaldsnes
The path to the Viking centre on Bukkoy
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See also:
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