Go on a Viking Hike with Hands on History

Join Hands on History on a Viking hike in the Norwegian mountains and explore nature, survival, cooking and cultural heritage - the viking way.

Apply and register for Go Viking Hikes 2017!

«Go Viking» will be a four day hike in Trollheimen, in the heart of Norway. This route is famous for its wild nature and is packed with cultural heritage sites dating back to the ice age. You will get the opportunity to travel Viking style; with authentic gear and clothes. Experience how man has survived in nature and discover the traces of the past. Learn how to prepare food and cook meals over an open fire, sleep under the stars and join us in sharing songs and tales.

Our team members have many years of experience organizing guided nature hikes. The hike will be both exciting, immersive and educational.

Who can join?

You don´t have to be an athlete to join the hike, but you should be able to walk for about 15 km in the terrain each day. You have to be prepared to sleep outside two out of four nights. It does not matter if you have experience in historical re-enactment or not. We will provide and lend you all necessary clothes, sleeping gear and other equipment needed for a immersive experience.

If you have some historical gear that you would like to bring and use, we have to approve it first. We need to know that the gear is up to standards, safe, warm and historically appropriate.

To join you will have to send us a request by e-mail answering the questions bellow. We will get in touch with you via phone or Skype. HoH will decide which of the interested applicants can join in the hikes. This will be decided on the basis of the applicants' motivations, physical health and group dynamics.


Arrival Wednesday 30th August

All participants must arrive in Trondheim the day before the hike starts. We will depart for the cabins in Håggåserta in the after noon on the 3oth of August. Håggåsetra is a sæter consisting of six houses from the 18th century. The cabins all have beds, showers and toilets. Here we will spend our first night. We will dine together, go through some practical information, look at our gear and get to know each other.

31st August – 3rd September

We will leave Håggåsetra and start walking. Our main focus will be investigating the cultural landscape and to search for good places to put up camp. After making our camp and sleeping shelter we will have time for fishing, bathing and cooking. On the fourth day we will return to Håggåserta and spend the night there. 

Sunday 3rd September will be departure day. We will leave Håggåsetra and drive back to Trondheim. 

Available dates!

12th – 16th of July 2017 – ended

31st of August – 3rd September 2017 – Two spots left 

Price pr participant: 7 450 NOK.  The price covers: all local transportation, rent for all gear and clothes, cabin rent, food.  

Hands on History “Go Viking Hikes” in cooperation with Tempus Fugit Travel

Send us your application to join on the Go Viking hike!

Send to: goviking@handsonhistory.no

your email should contain:
- Name, age, city
- Skype/phone number
- A short description of yourself
- Why you want to join in the hike
- What dates you would like to join