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Medieval Trading weekend at Gásir

Medieval Trading weekend at Gásir

17th-18th July 2021

The Medieval Trading Weekend 2021 will take place on the 17th - 18th of July, open from 11.00-17.00.

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 two days with daily demonstrations in medieval crafts and games. 


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 hand crafted items on site (no credit cards as they did not exist in the medieval times ;-)
Entrance fee can though be payed with credit cards.  

Bring a picnic and enjoy it at this beautiful outdoor venue.

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.


When
July 17 - July 18
Time
Where
Gásir, Dagverðareyrarvegur
Further info

More information on the webpage Gásir.