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These photographs are of several full-sized shields around Tønsberg Viking Festival. They feature a range of designs.

Performers at the Tønsberg Viking festival perform for and engage with the crowd.

A hnefatafl set at the Tønsberg Viking Festival. Although the board has been printed, the pieces are just stones that have been found. Hnefatafl could be very easily played in this way, by scratching a board onto a convenient flat surface and using…

Participants at Tønsberg Viking Festival were invited to learn the art of Viking wrestling. This is a recreation, although we know very little about how Vikings went about formal wrestling contests.

Oseberg textile group practises Viking Age handicrafts related to textile production, including naturally-dyed yarn, spinning with a drop spindle, etc. The sign is produced in faux-runic lettering to enhance the appearance of Vikingness.

Wooden chopping boards with Viking-style decoration and decorated bone combs in cases.

Iron shears and hooks of types that would have been used in the Viking Age.

Bone tablets for tablet weaving. These would be used for weaving the braids that decorated the edges of Viking tunics.

This leather faux-runic notice states that accepts credit cards. It says 'Vi tar kort' 'We accept credit cards'.

A basket of rune sticks using the younger futhark creatively to add modern letters not represented in the younger futhark. The runes have been burnt into the wood rather than carved. These were created by Sofie Louise Jensen (Runeristeren).

Wooden rule with the younger futhark burnt into it, updated to include additional modern letters. Made by Sofie Louise Jensen.

A tent opened up to become a shop at Tønsberg Viking Festival. It sells a variety of reproduction goods, including pendants, wooden plaques, beads and much more.
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