VikingaTider is an archaeological open air museum where the cultural landscape from the Viking age, complete with farms, meadows, fields, animals, crafts and daily life, is recreated based on the archaeological finds made in the area.
The project VikingaTider is run by the association Viking Foundation, a politically and religiously independent non-profit organization. The association’s board is composed of representatives from business, culture and community.
Our goal is to tell the true story of the Vikings and offer activities in living history.
Today we have reconstructed a part of our landscape. Ponds have been dug, a bridge down to Lödde River built, part of the land is kept open by grazing animals, and cultivation of crops has begun.
In the area we have two smaller farms with a longhouse , pit house with forge and cooking house with a baking oven.
The buildings are built according to ancient techniques with contemporary tools and building materials.
During the later part of the Viking era the change of religion, from their Asatru to the Christian faith, brought on the building of churches in Scandinavia. Adjacent to our Viking farm lies an old cemetery, excavated by archaeologists in the 1960s.
Remains of two wooden churches, so called Stave churches were encountered. In the near future, Löddeköpinges oldest church, built somewhere around year 1020, will be reconstructed on site.