"The Viking Village of Foteviken" Höllviken by evaanna

Höllviken Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 9 photos

Hollviken is a small village on the Foteviken Bay on the south east coast of Skane. It is worth a visit for one thing only - the 'Viking Village', where you can learn a lot about the Viking life and even... join the Vikings yourself.
We found the place extremely interesting, even if it lacks complete authenticity. My husband immediately noted, for instance, that the lady at the reception was wearing a watch. When he remarked on that, she quickly hid it from sight. The Vikings can't have had a cash register either. Still, it's 'signum temporis' - modern Vikings have to pay taxes so how else could they prove their income? Nor did ancient Vikings lock their houses for the winter - where would they go? Still, the present-day Vikings have been pampered by western civilisation. Going back to the harsh conditions for good might have been a shock for them. And where would they get their firewood from - there is no forest anywhere near the village? So go there in the summer when they are all there and the place is full of activity. You will enjoy yourself enormously.

  • Last visit to Höllviken: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 12, 2008
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  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2009 at 4:12 AM

    The Viking Village sounds fascinating to me. I love that kind of stuff. You found a perfect little place to stay overnight too.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2009 at 6:15 AM

    The viking village tour seems like a lot of fun whilst learning about them ;-)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Interesting tips on the daily lives of the Vikings! Our local paper ran a long article about the Vikings just this morning, because there is a new exhibition about them at the historical museum in Speyer. www.wikinger.speyer.de

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    I like very much your intro! This is a very interesting place that I would enjoy visiting and your page is excellent!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2008 at 10:17 PM

    Interesting place! I might add it to my list for next summer as well :-) Thanks Ewa :-)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    What a wonderful page about Hollviken and the Viking Village. Your pictures are just great. The guide makes for an excellent representative. Quite informative and enjoyable.

  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2007 at 8:54 AM

    We're not too keen onthe Vikings in Ireland but an interesting page nonetheless :))

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2007 at 6:19 AM

    Thanks a lot for sharing this unique and charming place of great educational value.

  • Pixiekatten's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2006 at 1:46 AM

    Nice pages on places in Skåne and on vikings! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2005 at 1:33 PM

    An interesting page about how Viking's way of life looked like. Thanks for sharing.


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