Viking for a day
In the Activity Pack “Viking for a day” you can dress like a Viking and experience what life was like in the Viking age. How did they live, and why did the Viking kings choose to live right here? What was it like being a boy or girl in the Viking age, and what games did young Vikings play?
Archeologist for a day
Archeology and research is needed to reveal more secrets about the people who once lived here. The “Archeologist for a day” Activity Pack lets you dress up and join in activities that show the sort of work that goes on in an archeological dig. Activities take place in and around the Nordvegen History Centre, in the ancient fields and on the Viking Farm. Kong Augvaldsvei 103, 4262 Avaldsnes, www.opplevavaldsnes.no
Just a 15 minute walk from the church you can experience life at the Viking Farm. In summer you meet a host of Vikings for activities and guided tours every day from 12-4.30. Small coves offer barbeque facilities and bathing.
gathers “Vikings” from all over Europe each year in June. There is a Viking market, and traditional handcrafts are on display in the tents. Watch the blacksmith at his anvil, try your hand at archery and juggling, and marvel at an exciting battle scene!
Discover the exciting history of the town. To get better acquainted with the history of Skudeneshavn, why not try this activity trail? Start by looking for the Lady in the Park – “Damå i parken”! Map and diploma is found at the Tourist Information, Hillesland, Verdens Minste kafé, or to be downloaded here. – Good luck!
The adventure starts with two men who were on a fishing trip. Now you are invited to follow their footsteps into the history of mining. The activity puzzle in the old mining area combines perfectly with grilling, playing and a visit to the museum! Map and diploma can be collected from the post box behind the Visnes sign and at Visnes Mining Museum.
Karmøy Cinema in Kopervik has free summer shows during the school holidays.
Karmøy Public Library, based in Kopervik, has branches in Skudeneshavn and Åkrehamn.
Karmøy has five culture centres at Skudeneshavn, Åkrehamn, Kopervik, Norheim and Torvastad.