Midgard Historical Centre in Borre is a branch of the Vestfold Museums, and is located next to Northern Europe’s largest assembly of monumental grave mounds from the Germanic Iron Age and the Viking Age. The Centre opened in 2000 with the primary task of creating and spreading knowledge about Viking Age in the Vestfold County.
The burial mounds in Borre constitute one of Norway’s most important national heritage sites, and it was a place of power and influence in Europe during the Viking Age.
Festival area at The Gildehall
The great Viking Hall at Borre is a unique reconstruction of a great mead hall for the viking aristocracy. The remains of two such halls have recently been discovered just next to the Borre park, indicating that Borre was a center of power already early in the Viking Age. Based on fresh archeological theories on what these halls may have looked like, the construction took several years and cost around 25 million NOK.
The rebuilt Gildehall is where the festival area will be. The impressive Feasthall, being 33 meters in length, totally dominates the festival aera. Richly carved with period decorations it makes you feel like you have been transported back in time. The great Hall, buildt to impress and intimidate, was a place for feasts, important decision making and cultic activeties: known as Blot. The atmosphere at the plains of Gildehallen is magical with a genuine Norse feel to it which echoes the ancient times. Here is where the Midgardsblot outdoor stage will be with the Beerfestival and the Viking market surrounding it. Midgardsblot invites you to the best of the world of metal in unique and historical surroundings!
Free entrance for children under 12 y/o with parents.
Children from 13 y/o must buy festival tickets.
Children under 16 y/o must be accompanied by parents.
You have to be 18 years old to stay at the festival camp.
Payment at the festival area
We accept cards and cash as payment at the festival area, but we recomend brining some cash in case the payment system crashes.
DSLR and proffesional camera and video equipment including GoPro or similar are not allowed on The festival site without a photo pass. These are requests from the artists. To safekeep your camera during concerts, please use our lockers. Contact Magnus Plumbo Johannesen for info about the lockers. Thank you.