Fibulas vikingaby på Åland - En undersökning om hur man kan förbättra, utveckla och tillföra nya idéer till en nutida vikingaby


  • Inger Lundberg

Summary, in English

In this essay I try to look into how to bring a new concept to an already established Viking village and how to develop the existing one. This essay also sheds light on some negative sides that a Viking village can experience in their activity.

I have interviewed responsible persons at three different Viking villages: Foteviken Museum and Viking Reserve, Fornföreningen Fibulas Viking village and VikingaTider. I have also examined different kinds of literature dealing with my chosen Viking villages.

I came to the conclusion that I should have chosen an other Viking village than VikingaTider because a lot of VikingaTiders activity hasn´t really started yet. On the other hand it has been interesting to see how they are trying to start the activity and which their plans are. I could have chosen an other already established Viking village to get a more varied material.

There are a lot of things that Fibula can do to improve, develop and bring new aspects to their concept.

I have found both advantages and disadvantages with the different Viking villages activity and strategi. Different questions about authenticity has shown to be the most difficult problem. My conclusion is that Viking villages do fulfil an important function, a mediate function that todays experience searching public wants.


  • History and Archaeology


  • autenticitet
  • förmedla
  • rekonstruktion
  • vikingaby
  • Åland
  • VikingaTider
  • Förnföreningen Fibula
  • Fotevikens Museum
  • arkeologi
  • Archaeology


  • Bodil Petersson