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Yule before Jesus

How did the Vikings celebrate Yule?

Come to the Museum of Archaeology and learn about yule before Jesus. Come to the Museum of Archaeology and learn about yule before Jesus.

Every sunday before christmas at 12.30 we have an English guided tour about the old Yule, or in Norse jól, based on archaeological finds the exhibition to a festive and decorated Viking longhouse. The darkest time of the year has been of high importance for celebrations and sacrifices, rituals, mystery and beliefs though the ages. We can still find traces of this in our own Norwegian Christmas celebration. The tour is suitable for the whole family. 

We also have yule-workshops on the sundays before christmas, where we make christmas decorations the traditional way.