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In 2020, explore the Voyages of the Vikings

From the freezing North to the heat of Spain; from the riches of the East to remote Vinland in the West; the Vikings travelled far, leaving their mark across the world through trading, raiding and discovery.

Just like the Norse in the 9th century, voyage to York this February for the 36th annual JORVIK Viking Festival. Immerse yourself in their legacy, with city-wide events exploring the stories of these great travellers.

With living history encampments, talks, tours, family events, evening entertainment and dramatic combat performances, there’s something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival: 15th to 23rd February 2020.


Everything you need to know

Discover how to buy tickets, how to take part and what our Festival theme will be...


Tickets for highlight events at Festival 2020 are on sale now, with the full programme released in early 2020.

At JORVIK Viking Festival, some events have a fee and are ticketed, and some are free and unticketed.

We do not sell a general ticket for the Festival. Instead, we sell tickets separately for each ticketed event. There is no need to pre-book for free events, or when an event is included within standard admission to one of our venues. You can find out details about each event, including date, time and price, on the event listing.

Several events usually sell out in advance (particularly the Battle Spectacular and Banquet) so we recommend pre-booking any ticketed events you are interested in.

Please note that tickets for events organised by York Archaeological Trust for JORVIK Viking Festival 2020, including the Battle Spectacular on Saturday 22 February 2020, are only available direct from the JORVIK Viking Festival website, or by calling the JORVIK Reservations team.  We do not sell tickets to these events through third parties.


Experience Past Festivals

To whet your appetite for all things Viking be sure to check out our JORVIK Viking Festival galleries and discover the fun had at previous events. You can also discover each of our previous themes on our history pages.

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