Gudvangen - Learn about the Vikings in Beautiful Viking Valley Gudvangen, Norway

Learn about the Vikings in Beautiful Viking Valley Gudvangen, Norway

Sat, 22 May
(385 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!


Meet your local guide

Karin and Karl

Karl is a native Norwegian from Selje, Norway, with a huge passion for history! He has been a Viking reenactor for nearly 20 years and a professional guide since 2004, specializing in the Viking age. Ask him anything! Karl has also been an active participant in the Viking Valley, Gudvangen project since 2009. Karin is originally from Duluth, Minnesota, USA but relocated to Norway in 1997. She has been a Viking reenactor for nearly 10 years and an active participant in the Viking Valley, Gudvangen project since 2014. Karin's specialty is textiles with Nalbinding expertise or "Nålebinding," a looping technique that predates knit and crochet.

Karin and Karl has been guiding since Jan 2016


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 guide.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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 guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


See a tour in action


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

Stephanie W.

18 May 2021

Gudvangen with Karin and Karl brings to you a diverse culture, sights, history and beauty of the craft of textiles. Take the opportunity to capture photo memories and be engaged by Karin’s fascinating demonstration of wool combing. The tour is amazing – very personable, and engaging.

Julie R.

17 May 2021

What a fantastic tour. Such an interesting and entertaining pair. I can’t wait until I can visit Norway again.

Valerie E.

17 May 2021

Very interesting. I got more knowledge of the Viking way of life.

Pat W.

17 May 2021

Entertaining and informative. I love Carl’s sense of humour

Scott B.

16 May 2021

Another great tour by Karin and Karl. What I especially like about their tours is the history they pass on and everyday life...it really makes everything come alive.


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