Welcome to Kaupang - the vikingtown!

founded in the year 800

The season 2018:
22 June to 26 August: Open every day, except Monday, 10:00 - 16:00
27 August to 16 September: Open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 - 16:00
Adress: Kaupangveien 278, 3261 Larvik See map
Entrance fee: NOK 80
Mail: post@kaupangprosjektet.no
Phone +47 90622744
Groups: Please contact us to make an appointment

Welcome to the excavation site for Norways first vikingtown!

The Kaupang project people are hosts at Kaupang. We offer guided tours and viking activities for young and old. Take part in the history of viking life and death in the town. Experience crafts, knowledge, religion and food culture.

Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday are museum and history days. we show you around in our history room, in the vikinghouse and outdoors. Get to know about how the town was buildt, the area Skiringsal around it, the crafts, life and death in vikingtime.

Every Wednesday this summer it's family day
We arrange archaeological excavations for the children to participate in. You an do the quiz trail and shoot with bow and arrow. We use longbows, as the vikings did.
In the middle of the day, our freshly prepared and tasty vikings soup is served. You stew your own soup bread on the roof. This is a simple lunch for NOK 50.

Every Thursday there are hiking and activities for slightly bigger children and adults.
We walk the Viking road through the graveyard of Nordre Kaupang, towards the chief farm at Huseby, and see what we find there. Join!
Afterwards there are shooting with bow and arrow and other activities on the slope.
On Thursdays we also have Viking food and breadmaking on the roof. It is a tasty lunch for NOK 50.

Every Saturday we go to town.
We walk to the excavation area in the middle of the city and look into some of the craft that took place there.

See what is happening at Kaupang every day in the season of 2018
The calender shows at what time activitys is starting.

Full speed or slow down: Visiters can choose to participate in activities or to relax and take it easy. Our hosts nevertheless make arrangements for our guests to have a comfortable visit.
Detailed overview of what is going on which days in the summertime will soon appear here.

For groups: By appointment we organize an experience day or a small party. We cater for groups up to about 100 people. We offer Viking food, made on site over open fire, as the Vikings did. We arrange viking games that everyone can take part in, craft avtivities, and practical archaeological excavation for children. Our guests can try to shot with bow and arrow and participate in other physical viking competitions. We have historical board games and viking quiz, and you might meet the volva.

The history

Kaupang in Skiringssal was built around 800, and became an important trade and production city for Vikings and others. The location in the wedge of Viksfjord was significant when the city was established as a hub for trade and production.

There are a lot of articles about Kaupang. Try this one: http://thedockyards.com/history-kaupang-skiringssal-norways-first-town/

This page is updated August 27, 2018.