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December 13, 2017

Programme reveals full-on Viking invasion for JORVIK Viking Festival 2018

The full plans for an invasion of York have now been revealed, and promise that hordes of Viking warriors will be joined by musicians, birds of prey, archaeologists and even 1000 year old treasure.  The Norse raids starts on Monday 12 February 2018 culminating in a live-action battle with pyrotechnics in the Eye of York on Saturday 17 February recreating the first invasion of the Great Viking Army in AD866.

December 8, 2017

Viking Invasion Brings Hoard to York for JORVIK Viking Festival

As Viking enthusiasts from around the world prepare to gather in York for the annual JORVIK Viking Festival next February, this year’s theme – exploring the Vikings’ arrival in York in AD866 – has received an extra boost with confirmation that one of the most important Viking hoards found on British shores will be joining the displays at JORVIK Viking Centre.