Jorvik Viking Festival
February 2020 Half -term events 15 Feb – 23 Feb
Set aside a day to visit the 36th annual Jorvik Viking Festival in York this year. It is recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe offering a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Norse heritage.
This year’s theme is the Voyages of The Vikings – just like the Norse in the 9th century, journey to York in February half term to discover their extraordinary stories!
Plan a day out to commemorate the important moment in British history, the arrival and conquest of England by the Great Viking Army in AD 866. With an exciting programme of events that explore the impact of the Viking invasion on Anglo-Saxon England, including fantastic living history events, encampments, walks, talks, tours and of course, dramatic combat performances, there is something for everyone at the JORVIK Viking Festival.
Prices for entry vary depending on the event , there will be more than 80 events spread across the city. See the website for a full line up of events and booking tickets at