Rules for market participants

Opening hours for the festival site:

Friday 10 July:     11 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday 11 July: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday 12 July:    11 a.m.–6 p.m. 

Please be aware that there are walking trails through festival site and that both before and after opening hours there will be people walking near the tents.

All registered Vikings and Viking groups have free access to the Viking market to live or overnight there with the understanding that the following rules will be followed.

Dress up as a Viking, and keep hidden from the public all equipment of non-Viking style.

If you need advice and/or tips concerning this, please contact the Egge Museum.

The festival management reserves the right to approve the wares of market participants.


All who wish to participate as market participants and/or Vikings need to contact the promoter for an appointment in good time before the market starts. On arrival, please contact us at the information stand in the barn on the festival site to be directed to your allotted position.   No one may participate in the market unless they are registered and approved in advance.


Will be arranged at pre-enrolment.  If you have your own Viking tent or storeroom:  Set it up at your allotted position in the courtyard at the festival location.   If you have a modern tent or caravan/car:  These must be parked in the allotted area by the exhibition hall.


Parking is only permitted in the parking lot down beside the exhibition hall.  This also applies to trailers.  Cars can be driven into the area for loading and unloading, but all cars must be out of the area at least one hour before and after opening hours for the market.  After 9 p.m. and prior to 7 a.m. no cars may be driven into or out of the area. No cars may be driven into the area when the field is wet and risk of damage to the environment is likely.


Rubbish from market participants should be disposed of in the containers beside the toilet, not in rubbish bins on the festival site – to avoid them being filled up too quickly.

Alcohol and drugs:

Where consumption of alcohol is intended, we ask that this be done in a responsible and respectable manner.  All alcohol must be purchased on the festival site otherwise the festival may lose its right to serve alcohol.  Any other use of drugs is not allowed.


There is a total smoking ban in all of the Viking festival buildings and tents.  If you must smoke, find a discrete place.  Do not throw away cigarette butts within the area.

Fire and light:

No fire/fireplace, light or torch may be left unattended!   If a fire needs to be kept burning overnight it must attended at all times.   No fireplaces may be constructed without approval from the festival’s personnel.  Consider the wind and your neighbour before you light a fire.

Fire safety:

There should be water buckets for extinguishing fires in all accommodation tents in the market area.  In case of fire the information stand/night watchmen must be notified.

Emergency telephone numbers:     Fire:  110     Police:  112    Ambulance:  113

First Aid:

First aid equipment may be found at the information stand and with the Red Cross team.  In the event of serious events such as personal injury, the information stand must be notified!


Use urinals and toilets!  To ensure everyone’s comfort, please leave the toilet area clean after use.


Wood may be collected from an allocated place.  Please keep the wood dry in order not to create problems with smoke.

Serving of food:

A free breakfast is served for market participants in the barn between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.  Packed lunches for the rest of the day are not to be made from the breakfast food.  At the feast on Saturday evening you will be served moose stew with barley bread.  We will collect a token sum of NOK 100 for this. This amount must be paid in advance at the festival office on Friday so we know how many people to cater for.  Please notify any food allergies you may have or if you are vegetarian.  A meal ticket will be provided after payment, which you will have to present on Saturday evening.  The meal on Saturday evening will be served at 8 p.m.

Festival pass:

All registered Vikings will be given a festival pass.  This pass provides you with free entrance to the festival site, the family show Silkbeard, and you may join walks and lectures.  You will also gain access to the event in the barn on Saturday night as long as there is a vacant place.


There are opportunities for showering in the changing rooms at the Egge Sports Club beside the Egge primary school (about 1 km to walk). If you do not know where this is, please contact the festival Office. Showering times:  Friday:  8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Saturday:  8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Sunday:  8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.  If showering is required outside these hours, please contact the festival office to borrow a key.  However, we would prefer that you keep within the given times.

Contact persons:

Project manager: Maiken Lien Jørgensen tel.91 56 95 45.                                                        Market: Kai Rune Johansen, tel. 41 49 18 99