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Gudvangen - Learn about the Vikings in Beautiful Viking Valley with Karin & Karl

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Learn about the Vikings in Beautiful Viking Valley with Karin & Karl

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(499 reviews)
Gudvangen, Gudvangen, Norway
50 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Every tour is unique, covering different aspects of history, handicrafts, and daily life. Other Vikings from the Village will also be featured on the tours, highlighting their subject of expertise. Gudvangen is easily one of the most beautiful locations in Norway. It is located at the end of the Nærøy fjord where the Nærøydalselvi river empties into the fjord and is surrounded by towering mountains. The Kjellfossen waterfall looms just overhead and can be viewed from anywhere in the village. In the heart of this stunning location, lies the Viking village of Njardarheimr; otherwise known as Viking Valley. Join Karl & Karin as they take you for a tour through this village and tell you about what life was like during the Viking age a thousand years ago! Your hosts for this tour are Karl and Karin. Karl Aardal is from Selje Norway and has a huge passion for history. He has been a professional guide since 2004. specializing in the viking age. He has been an active participant in the Viking Valley, Gudvangen project since 2009. Karin Byom is originally from Duluth, Minnesota, USA but relocated to Norway in 1997. She has huge passion for textiles and is an expert in the historic craft of Nalbinding. She has been a part of the Viking Valley, Gudvangen project since 2014


Meet Nordic Voyager

Nordic Voyager

Nordic Voyager is a team of experienced guides and like-minded enthusiasts who decided to pull together their resources and knowledge. Olav and Emilie, guides in Oslo, are both historians and excellent storytellers. Andrea and Emma live in Bergen that attracts millions of visitors every year. They love traveling to other places in Norway and share stunning Norwegian landscapes in different parts of this wonderful region. Karin and Karl are the Vikings. They offer you a fantastic opportunity to discover the world of Vikings in the Village with residents leading the same lifestyle as their ancestors. Mike lives in Israel, and he will take you to the ancient Acre and Haifa.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Gudvangen with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Gudvangen. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Catherine H.

18 August 2021

Engaging tour guides full of interesting facts and information

Stephany (USA) .

31 July 2021

This was the most interesting tour I have taken thus far on Heygo! Karin and Karl have a wonderful sense of humor which made this tour of Viking history in Norway especially enjoyable. I learned so much from the interaction and stories with the Chieftain. I can't wait to do more tours with you! Heygo is very lucky to have Karin and Karl on board their team!

Robin E.

31 July 2021

Karin and Karl show and tell a different story each tour they take us on in Gudvangen. I love it! I learn so much from them about the true viking, and it's so much fun to see everyone in period costumes. It makes it seem like we are back in the viking days, not modern days. Karl always gives a wonderful story and demonstration about what he talks about, and Karin is super with the gimbel and getting answers to our questions. I enjoy the Chieftain's house and the different explanations as to what we saw there. Thank you so very much for showing us something you love to do.

Carole W.

30 July 2021

Had to switch off in first few minutes due to upsetting way in which the sheep were kept in a scrappy pen with no decent grazing. Not surprised they tried to escape. Won't be watching any more from Norway.

Phoenix R.

24 July 2021

Nice mix of history and humour


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