ISLE OF VIKINGS
Experince the Lifestyle of Vikings
Finland Southern Authentic Nordic Lifestyle Experience
Want to live like a true Viking? On Rakinkotka Viking Island you can experience the lifestyle of the Northern warriors. Feast like Vikings did, relax around the campfire, participate the fierce Viking Games, catch the fresh fish from the sea or just enjoy the peaceful calm of the nature and sense the ancient Viking trail.
Rakinkotka Viking Island is located at the southern coast of Finland. The first Vikings arrived at these shores around year 800. From this island the fierce Vikings raided the Finnish villages and traded fur all the way to China.
Stay in the Viking village
Upon arrival to Rakinkotka’s Viking village, you will feel like entering into a movie or going hundreds of years back in time. The Viking village is built on shores of Rakinkotka and it offers unique accommodation in traditional log houses.
Participate Thor Viking Games or Seashore fishing
Thor is the Viking God associated with thunder, storms and strength. You will get to participate the fierce Viking games, including ax throwing, tug of war and tandem skiing (summer sport).
Alternatively, you can try out your skills with seashore fishing: The Gulf of Finland is famous for its tasty perch fishes. Sit on a seashore, relax, enjoy the fresh air and just let the fish bite the hook. If you get up early on the following morning, you can have a chance to participate an early boat trip to the fishing nets for the daily catch.
Discover the Viking Graves and explore the island
Walk around the Viking island. During this walk you will pass old Viking graves and get to explore beautiful Nordic nature. Enjoy the peace and harmony of the Finnish nature and seaside.
Sauna is warmed up to honor the guests
According to the Finnish tradition, sauna is usually warmed up to honor the guests. Experience the traditional wood heated sauna and preparation of Vihta – a whisk, made of birch twigs which is used for beating the body to stimulate the feel of the löyly – the heat and humidity of sauna. When the heat begins to rise close to 80 °C then it is time for swimming in the clear Viking waters or if you want, enjoy a hot bath tub.
Enjoy Viking meal around camp fire
On Rakinkotka Viking island you can enjoy excellent meals with fresh fish from the sea prepared in the Viking way and enjoyed together with the special Rakinkotka Viking beer.