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A living Viking village in Norway

This is the next destination in my bucket list when all this shit with COVID-19 outbreak will end and life get back to normal

When reading fictional books we forget about reality and our imagination transfers us into a narrative. We imagine ourselves in the role of the main character, we start living his life and see the world through his eyes.

I am no exemption. I was reading books about Vikings since I was thirteen. I would imagine myself as a fearless warrior, what kind of life he would have, what kind of training he would do, and dive into the atmosphere of the early Middle Ages.

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I very much doubt I would ever trade our comfortable 21st-century life for a dubious quality of life in 900 AD. Supermarkets on every corner, low-cost flights, and high-speed internet compared to no dentists, huge infant mortality and fucked up neighbors, who want to kill you in every obscure situation.

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But for a few days, why not? We can time-travel 1000 years back into the past and feel the vibe of the Early Medieval Viking settlement by visiting Njardarheimr village, in Gudvangen, Norway.

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It looks pretty authentic. I’m using photos from the internet and won’t be using too many of them due to the copyright stuff. Once I get there, I’ll update the article with my own photos.

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You can find more information about this village on their official website. 
They have places to stay around the village and I’ll definitely stay in Fjordtell for a few nights, it looks dope!

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They have a whole bunch of activities for Viking enthusiasts of any age or gender. I’ll for sure try to forge something, will throw an ax, and give it a go at shooting a bow.

Can’t wait to get there!

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