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“Thank Freyr!” – Viking Weather God Brings the Sunshine for the Re-opening of JORVIK Viking Centre

11th April, 2017

“Thank Freyr!” – Viking Weather God Brings the Sunshine for the Re-opening of JORVIK Viking Centre

Crowds in Coppergate were basking in the sunshine for the long-awaited re-opening of the JORVIK Viking Centre in York this morning, following its £4.3 million re-imagining. The sights, sounds and smells of 1000 years ago are now once again giving visitors an immersive experience of the Viking-age city.

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Fiery Wolf Beacon Welcomes the Return of the Vikings

2nd April, 2017

Fiery Wolf Beacon Welcomes the Return of the Vikings

The huge wicker wolf was burned as night fell in a ceremony involving Vikings carrying flaming torches at Bustardthorpe Field in York, marking just one week until the Vikings return to their home for the last 34 years – JORVIK Viking Centre. The enormous wicker totem burned bright as it was surrounded by Viking warriors and settlers.

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