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Medieval days 2013 - This weekend in North Iceland

The Medieval days at Gasir will be held on July 19-21,  from Friday to Sunday. Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. all three days.

A reenactment of 13th century Iceland in what used to be the greatest trading port in the country. Craftsmen and -women, fighters, musicians and merchants do their work with enthusiasm.  

Some have described it as going on a time travel, but it is definitely a great experience for the whole family.

Entrance is 1.500 ISK pr. person, but free for those shorter than a Medieval sword  at the entrance.

We are expecting quite a few foreign participants this year. The more the merrier!

Funi at Medieval Days 2013

Medieval music group Funi has confirmed their arrival at the 2013 Medieval Days.   

Funi's two members, Chris Foster and Bára Grímsdóttir mainly focus on old Icelandic tunes, but also some from the British Isles.  

During the Medieval Days, Funi will give a concert and invite to Medieval music workshop at Litli-Gardur near the Akureyri Airport.

The History

Each summer in July on the old medieval trading site Gásir an medieval trading area is re-created. The interactive medieval market event takes place over four days. Daily demonstrations in medieval crafts and games.

The villagers are dressed in medieval costume and can be seen demonstrating old nordic crafts; spinning wool, wood carving, tanning, black smithing and much more. Shows of medieval sword fighting are held on each day of the festival and members of the public can join in with medieval ball games and archery.   Refreshments are availble and traditional lamb soup made with icelandic herbs is on sale. There is the possiblity to buy some of the hand crafted items at the village . A fun day out for all the family.

 

 

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