Borre Viking Market “2016” (part one)

borre14borre11borre7borre10borre12borre13borre15Frøydis is one of my nearest and dearest friends. We had stayed up until the early hours giggling through the night before, and figured we should keep the party rollin’. We therefore started the following day with a champagne breakfast!  Teehee.

Borre was…. really windy! Actually, all the vikings I met complained about the strong winds making them feel seasick. The weather gods granted us typical Northern summer weather (hooray). Borre Viking Market is every second year, but it is well worth the wait as it is one of the best markets that I know of. So many talentet craftsmen- and women – from all over the world attend this market to sell their art. Their passion about our culture brings great joy to my heathen heart – For it is those who know how to create that will keep it alive.

*I am writing this the day before our Yule festivities. Gazing at the Yule Tree made me feel like sharing some memories from the past year with you guys. Ah-I long for the upcoming season whenever I look through my viking market photos, and I hope that I get to meet even more of you guys the summer of “2017”! A list of the markets I will attend will be published during 2017.

Sól Geirsdóttir, The Viking Queen

4 thoughts on “Borre Viking Market “2016” (part one)

  1. Thanks for sharing more of your great photographs, it really is great to see these markets and the incredible work of such skilled and knowledgeable people.

  2. Greetings sol;

    I had a question. I’ve seen in some of the pictures of Viking men that they sometimes have 1-3 extra Tails? Straps? Hanging down along with the end of the main belt. Do you know if this was just decoration or a ranking? Cannot find any information on them here in the states, half a world away.

    Thank you Stephen Belongie

    PS, just so you know, we, your fans, are loving the photos. Keep them coming.

    Sent from my iPad


    • Greetings, Steve!

      I have no idea – yet. But I would love to find out! Not quite sure what you mean to be honest. In any case – more bling, and more expensive fabric (clothing) means higher social status.

      PS: Thank you very much! I will! 😀

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