About us

Welcome to the Viking Times - where history happens!

Our vision is to recreate the world that once existed in Löddeköpinge, and with 250 000 square meters there are quite a lot to do. At the parking lot you'll find our administrative building and our museum shop where you, just like the vikings, can find treasure from near and far. This is also where you'll find our exhibition hall where you can learn more about Löddeköpinges intriguing history. Follow the crooked pathway down through the historical landscape and discover our reconstructed buildings. Here you'll find farmhouses and craft stalls, extensive paddocks and grazing animals. A great hall rises far above the fields and invites you to feast. All around the fields there are hundreds of trees planted to, in the long run, recreate the landscape as it was once upon a time. In the future we will also recreate a towering stave church and build a building that houses a top modern exhibition and conference hall - Kulturborgen.

We interweave past and present and welcome both locals and travellers.

Meet Löddeköpinge a thousand years ago

In Löddeköpinge there's also one of Skåne's earliest wooden churches, surrounded by a large cemetary, in the spot where Vikingatider resides today. From the archaeological findings in the area we have been able to recreate the setting and everyday life from the viking age. As visitors at Sigrid's homestead you will experience an authentic setting and you're more than welcome to partake in the daily chores with our knowledgeable archaeologists and guides. Our everlasting drive force is to engage our visitors using stories about the past that keeps it's revelance even today. Stories about the hardships and the joys of everyday life - about the regular person then and now.

The gate to Skåne - Löddeköpinge's early history

Learn more about why the vikings decided to settle along the Lödde river, about their buildings, craft, and trade. The film "Porten till Skåne" gives a look into the region's earliest history and consists of five parts.

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 2 – Part 4 – Part 5 

VikingaTider - now and in the future

VikingaTider is an archaeological open air-museum for the whole family. During the years we've been visited by thousands of school classes, arranged fully booked summer camps, and turists of every nationality have experienced the authentic setting on the homestead during our Viking summer. Our yearly viking festival Fröja Thing attracts curious visitors of all ages. VikingaTider are open for visitors mainly during the summer but arranges special events all year. VikingaTider is run by a foundation called the Viking Foundation, a nonprofit organization which is also nonpolitical and irreligious. The foundation's board members consists of representatives from business, culture, and municipality.

Our vision