Medieval Trading Weekend at Gásir (July)

Medieval Trading Weekend at Gásir (July) Each summer in July on the old medieval trading site Gásir a medieval trading village is re-created. The

Medieval Trading Weekend at Gásir (July)

Each summer in July on the old medieval trading site Gásir, a medieval trading area is re-created. The interactive medieval market event takes place over four days with daily demonstrations in medieval crafts and games. http://www.gasir.is/

The Medieval Trading Weekend 2019 will take place on the 19th - 21nd of July, open from 11.00-17.00.

The villagers are dressed in medieval costume and can be seen demonstrating medieval crafts; spinning wool, wood carving, tanning, blacksmithing and much more. Shows of medieval sword fighting are held each day and members of the public can join in with medieval ball games and archery.
One can buy refreshments on site e.g. a traditional lamb soup made with Icelandic herbs as well as hand crafted items (no credit cards).

A nice 2 minutes presentation about Gásir

How to get there
Gásir, situated 11 km north of Akureyri on the shore of the fjord Eyjafjörður.
Drive from Akureyri along main road 1 for aprox 4 km (direction Reykjavik), then turn right on to the road nr. 816 (by the community house Hlíðarbær) and continue along this road for aprox 6 km or until you come to the parking lot at Gásir.

More information on the webpage Gásir.


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