One of Ballard’s favorite annual events is underway at the Nordic Heritage Museum all weekend, featuring Viking reenactments, Scandinavian food, crafts, historic exhibits, live music and a beer garden.
We shot a short video tour of Viking Days on Saturday afternoon, starting off with Einar Tapio playing to a happy crowd in the beer garden, with Odin Brewing and Carlsberg on tap. The video ends with the Folk Voice Band.
We toured the Viking encampment, and watched the preparation of the traditional Danish pancakes, æbleskiver. There’s also Finnish sima, Icelandic vinarterta, Norwegian lefse, and Swedish meatballs (our personal favorite). Folks enjoyed a salmon dinner on Saturday night, and head on down Sunday morning for the Swedish pancake breakfast, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There are plenty of crafts and Scandinavian-inspired jewelry, as well.
Don’t forget the raffle — $2 a ticket benefits the museum, and prizes include two roundtrip tickets anywhere in Scandinavia. Vikings Days runs to 6 p.m. on Sunday. More details here.