IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE VIKINGS: A STROLL AROUND NORDFJORDEID

  • Havn

  • Niveau af vanskeligheder

    Svært

  • Type

    Culture, Drink included

  • Pris

    Voksne

    EUR79.0

  • Varighed i timer

    3.5

  • Udflugtskode

    037F

Description The Norwegian fjords are much more than an exceptional spectacle of nature and Nordfjordeid is proof of that. Among wooden houses, rock music festivals and moving stone memorials, this excursion provides the chance to discover the city and its fascinating history. In addition, the visit to the Myklebust, the largest Viking ship ever discovered, is a unique occasion to dive into a glorious past suspended between history and legend.

What we will see
  • Eidselva river
  • Malakoff base, from military history to music
  • Nordfjordeid’s stone memorials and Sørgande Mor
  • Ancient wooden houses, parish church and Opera House
  • Sagastad and Myklebust, the largest Viking ship ever discovered in Norway


What we will do
  • Our walk to discover Nordfjordeid starts at the pier where the Eidselva river flows into the fjord.
  • We walk by the old Malakoff military base, which has been the location of a famous rock festival for the past twenty years attended by up to 30,000 people.
  • We see numerous stone memorials dedicated to the fallen of various wars. Our attention is inevitably captured by Dyre Vaa’s Sørgande Mor, an evocative representation of grief-stricken mothers, victims of the loss and suffering caused by war.
  • We continue admiring the ancient wooden houses surrounded by green gardens, the Parish church (Eid kyrkje in Norwegian) and, last but not least, the Opera House.
  • We take advantage of a quick yet well-deserved stop at a bakery to try our favourite sweet bread with fruit and cinnamon and a cup of coffee.
  • The Sagastad Visitor Centre is the grand finale of our tour: it is home to a reconstruction of the Myklebust, the largest Viking ship ever discovered in Norway. Although it is perfectly capable of sailing along the fjord, it is on display here for most of the year.
  • Before returning to the ship, we have the great opportunity of learning more about the history of the Vikings with digital and non-digital exhibitions.

What you need to know
  • There is limited availability of English-speaking guides.