14 June 2023
18 June 2023
Hafnarfjörður town hosts the annual Viking Festival, which is the oldest and biggest festival of its kind in Iceland. Visiting this festival will make you feel like you have been transferred back in time a thousand years or so.
The festival, which has been held since 1995, takes place on the second weekend of June and lasts for 4 days. The Viking Festival 2018 was held in another location, at Víðistaðatún park, where it all began, and which is a much bigger venue.
The Viking Village hosted the festival for many years, and a Middle Age market was set up in between and in front of the buildings of the Viking Village. The new location for the Viking festival is at Víðistaðatún park and the market is open from 13-19 with free entrance.
The Vikings sell their wares at the market; leather goods, fur, silver* jewelry, swords, and exquisite horns made of bones. They roast a lamb, fight, dance, tell stories, and show us the ways of living of the old Vikings.
This Viking club is called Rimmugýgur, which is a name from the Saga of Njáll, the jewel of the crown of the Icelandic Sagas - the axe Rimmugýgur in that Saga means a fighting troll!
This biggest of all Icelandic Viking clubs has grown in size through the years with around 200 members today - around 60 of which partake in the Viking reenactment fights.
Learn more about the Viking Festival in Hafnarfjörður
1. Go to the official website and double check the event availability, prices and regulations.
2. Check below the accommodations in hotels in Hafnarfjordur available during the the event. ⤵︎
2.1. Pick a hotel room by location and by price.
2.2. The search is done for 1 guest and the entire duration of the event. Click on the 'Filter', 'Guests', and 'Dates' buttons to adjust the search.
🏨 In the 'Filters' section, you can tell if you are looking for hotels or vacation homes. Here, you can filter the results by stars, review ratings, and budget.
👨👩👧👦 In this section, you can specify the number of guests (adults and children) and the number of rooms you want to book.
📆 Finally, you can change the date of your stay.
2.3. Save more money! Some hotel rooms are provided by multiple hotel booking websites. You will see them on the top of the hotel room details when you hover the mouse over the room.Be it Booking.com, Expedia, Trivago, Opodo, or other providers, select the best price provider for the room during the chosen period.
2.4. If hotel rooms are not available around the event location, you can zoom out or search by a nearby city/town name. If you have a specific hotel in mind, you can even search the particular hotel name.
2.5. Bonus tip: Switch to Experiences search. Perhaps you will find great tours and activities!
2.6. Pro tip: The map of the experiences may help you find the most vibrant areas in the city and the best locations where you can look for accommodations for your stay.
3. Check the flight, bus, and train travel options to the event location
4. If everything is fine you can buy all the tickets