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

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.

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.

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…

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

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

Leather, lamellar-style armour on a stall at the Tønsberg Viking Festival. This type of armour is based on a find from Birka, whose origins were in Central Asia or Siberia. There does not appear to have been a native tradition of wearing this type…

A wooden carving in the shape of the stern decoration of the Oseberg ship for use as an ornament. Seen on a stall at the Tonsberg Viking Festival

A dragon figurehead on one of the reconstructed Viking ships at Tonsberg Viking Festival.

Wooden boxes with various designs carved into them, seen at Tonsberg Viking Festival. Some of the designs are Viking-style, while others (e.g. the aegishjalmr) are more modern.

A carved design on one of the tent boards at Tonsberg Viking Festival. The tents are designed so that one side can be raised as an awning to turn it into a shop.

Children's shields at Tønsberg Viking festival. They appear to have printed rather than painted designs.

A runic sign at Tønsberg Viking Festival. It reads Heiðrún. Heiðrún was the goat that produced mead for the einherjar in Valhalla.

Prinsesse Kristina is a modern recreation based on Skuldelev 5, a warship of the Snekkja type that had 13 pairs of oars. The main difference is that this recreation has a rudder, instead of a steering oar. The ship is named for King Hakon…

A rack of naturally-dyed wool showing the range of colours that Viking Age clothes could have come in. The Vikings are known to have liked colourful clothes, and this photographs demonstrates what could be achieved with the technology they…

These boxes show the wide variety of colours that beads from the Viking Age could come in. The photograph was taken at the Tønsberg Viking Festival.

Boxes featuring the Mammen mask were on sale at Tønsberg Viking Festival.

A replica of the Klåstad ship is being built outside the Quality Hotel Tønsberg, in the middle of the area used for the Viking festival. The Klåstad ship was found in 1893 and is on display at Slottsfjellsmuseet in Tønsberg. It was found in a mud…

A snack van at the Tønsberg Viking Festival trading on the Viking theme by selling Viking sausages and Oseberg cured salmon sandwiches.
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