19 July, 2010

" The littlest Viking"

This year, 
like last year,
and the year before last,
we went to the Viking Marked 
in Gudvangen, Norway.

It sure is a very special event,
they really try to make it as authentic as possible.

The marked had grown since last year,
possible doubled in size.
The camp ground is surrounded 
by high mountains.
It is on sea level,
the fjord, Nærøyfjorden,
cutting in to Gudvangen from Sognefjord.
Luckily the rain stopped as we arrived,
and the temperature was good.

We brought our own little Viking.

He was pretty worn out by the end of the day.

I found what I was looking for,
needles for Nåle-binding (Needle binding),
and a little bit of yarn,
- still wet from the coloring process.


Ruth said...

Det er de små og søte vikingene som er best, det syns nå jeg. ;) Jeg tror ikke en gang britene ville ha hatt noe i mot å bli plyndret og ranet av en sånn liten en.

Nålebinding ser rasende spennende ut. Hvor har du lært det?

Håper du har en herlig tid der nord.

Sallie said...

Looks like fun! And the scenery is so beautiful. When you get back, I want to know more about needle binding. It looks interesting.

Rani said...

What a treasure! (the boy)

And another treasure with the needles and yarn!

We visited some of our family farms in Iceland and have wonderful pictures at the birthplace of Leif Eiriksson with the kids playing as Vikings. Such a day - I'll never forget.

I must look into this needle binding thing... I'm intrigued!

Ruth B. said...

Bror min fortalde meg nettop om denne Vikingleiren - så artig at du viser bilete frå same arrangementet.
Flott liten medbrakt viking.

God helg og god ferie.

Tani said...

Å, for en liten ,søt viking!!! Kjempefine bilder du har tatt, ser ut som et spennende marked å besøke..God sommerhelg videre!

Sissle said...

Så morsomt!
Hvis du var innom der, så du nok meg ;)

randi K design said...

Var du "deltaker", Sissle?

Nancy said...

I just found your blog and the photos are wonderful! Norway has to be the prettiest place on earth (and as I say the most expensive as well). My husband and I road our bike through northern Norway and most of Sweden one summer. Thanks for sharing and I will enjoy checking your blog. Your knitting is out of this world!