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Centuries ago, the land now recognised as modern day Estonia was visited and inhabited by Vikings. Today, you can enjoy a taster of this Viking life at an Estonian Viking village on the Pirita river. Enjoy Viking 'games', food and a traditional Viking environment during this highly entertaining and original half-day excursion from the capital.
Did you know....Men became vikings back in the 6th century, not because they wanted to but because they had to! In many parts of Scandinavia food was scarce and during famine people had to move away. The people drew lots and those who lost didn't want to go peacefully were forced to go with weapons. Estonia was at the time 'a house beside the road' or a staging post for trade-routes between Northern Europe and Russia. Usually trade with Scandinavia happened like this: They came with some ships, each with 30 men on board. Once ashore, they first looked around, and if it was possible, they started robbing people. If they weren't any stronger than the Estonian people, they began trading with them instead. To achieve this, they made a truce with them and exchanged hostages, but after the truce anything could happen.
Optional activity: Combine a canoe trip to the Viking village