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DAYS LEFT UNTIL MEDIEVAL WEEK

GOTLAND August 6th to 13th 2017

One week, 500 events and 40,000 visitors. The Medieval Week is a paradise for all who like jousting, markets, church concerts, street theater, fire shows, storytelling, walks, lectures and more. The festival runs mainly in Visby's medieval fairytale environments, but also in rural Gotland. Here you will laugh, socialize and enjoy life together with minstrels, noble people, paupers and many more. Welcome to the largest medieval festival.

Program

Here you can find the updated program for the Medieval Week. Use the search function or browse day by day. You can even save your favorite events for later.

Downloadable program in English

Tournaments

The jousting tournament is the most spectacular and popular event of The Medieval Week! See the country's best knights fight in this noble struggle. In the stands the air vibrates with excitement and happy cries. The tournaments show all week and one performance takes about 90 minutes. You can also see the jousting during the rest of the summer, both in Visby on Gotland countryside, starting July 6th.

Tournaments

You can see the tournaments all summer long, ending in grand style during The Medieval Week. Knights on horseback, archers and jesters. Medieval jousting is the most spectacular of sporting events.

See Sweden's best knights fight in this noble struggle. In the stands, the atmosphere is vibrant, filled with both cheering and booing, just to cheer on your favorite!

TOURNAMENTS DURING THE SUMMER 2017

Children Student Adult
6/7 Lojsta - Jousting in flames Kl 21:00 95 kr 160 kr 185 kr
11/7 Visby, Strandgärdet Kl 19:00 95 kr 185 kr 220 kr
13/7 Lickershamn - By the sea Kl 19:00 95 kr 160 kr 185 kr
18/7 Visby, Strandgärdet Kl 19:00 95 kr 185 kr 220 kr
22/7 Burgsvik, Grå Gåsen Kl 17:00 95 kr 160 kr 185 kr
25/7 Visby, Strandgärdet Kl 19:00 95 kr 185 kr 220 kr
27/7 Visby, Strandgärdet Kl 19:00 95 kr 185 kr 220 kr
1/8 Visby, Strandgärdet Kl 19:00 95 kr 185 kr 220 kr
3/8 Visby, Strandgärdet Kl 19:00 95 kr 185 kr 220 kr

TOURNAMENTS DURING MEDIEVAL WEEK 2017, AUGUST 6-13

Children Student Adult
7/8 Tournament in flames Kl 21:00 110 kr 210 kr 250 kr
8/8 Tournament between men Kl 19:00 95 kr 185 kr 220 kr
9/8 Jubilee tournament! Kl 19:00 95 kr 185 kr 220 kr
11/8 Tournament between men Kl 19:00 95 kr 185 kr 220 kr
12/8 Grand finale in flames Kl 21:00 110 kr 210 kr 250 kr
Student rebates applies, must have a valid student id card. Children 3-15 years applies for the games in Visby, Strandgärdet. 5-15 years for the games in rural Gotland. Free admission for children under 3 years (Visby) or 5 years (rural).

Festival Camping

Looking for a place to stay during your visit to the Medieval Week? Welcome to the Medieval Campground! Meet new and old friends in either the modern part of the camp or the medieval section. We offer a beautiful sea view with the old hanseatic town and the medieval market in walking distance. This is more than a common accommodation - it is an experience!

Festival Camping

The campground is situated in the north of Visby on Galgberget, the old gallow, near the city center and has areas for both modern and medieval tents. You pay a fixed price per person, making it just as convenient for single person tents or groups in military tents or medieval pavilions.
Make your reservation via the link below.

Medieval camping or modern tents?
We encourage everyone to live medieval - the most wonderful experience during the Medeltidsvecka! To live in the medieval section, you need some form of medieval or medieval inspired tent. If you are uncertain about what part you want to live in and how your tent fits, you can make your decision once you are here. Both sections are next to each other and you have access to move freely in both areas so it is a good opportunity to meet new friends and get inspired for next year! 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 
 
AGE LIMIT You must be 16 years old and have a written certificate from your legal guardian if you are under 18 years old and travel yourself or in a group without a guardian present. 

CANCELLATION
In case of cancellation, debit will be canceled as follows: 28 days or more before arrival: 10% of the booking price (registration fee). 27-12 days before arrival: 25% of the reservation price. 11-2 days before arrival: 50%. 1-0 days before arrival: 100%. Fees for cancellation, change, invoice and booking fee are not refundable. 

CARAVANS
We offer a limited number of places for caravans. Price per person is the same as for the tent sites. For more information and booking of these places, please e-mail camping@medeltidsveckan.se 
 
CONTACT The reception is manned around the clock and you can always reach us by telephone. The number can be found at the reception. 

FACILITIES In the camping area, there are simpler facilities with WC, a recycling station, a 24-hour front desk with the possibility to purchase hygiene items, etc. Showers are in the neighboring sport arena, which is a short walk from the campsite itself. Here we provide you with a good standard of showers. Mobile phone charging station and electrical outlets are available at reception. It is not possible to draw electricity to individual tents. 

FIREPLACES
In the camp area, there is a general ban on fire except for the organizer's assigned places. You can find these in the outskirts of the area, as marked on the campsite map. Firewood is available at the reception. It is extremely important that you respect these conditions as the fields are often very dry in August. For cooking in conjunction with your tent area, we recommend modern camp. Keep in mind that even here caution is taken. 

GROUND / SOIL SURFACE The Medieval section is in a meadow. In the modern tent section, a field preparation has recently been made. We recommend a tarpaulin to use as a floor if the tent has no floor. We also recommend air mattresses or sleeping bags to sleep on, or the medieval equivalent. 

MEDIEVAL OR MODERN CAMP?
To live in the medieval section, you need some form of medieval or medieval inspired tent. If you are uncertain about what part you want to live in and how your tent fits, you can make your decision once you are here. 
 
PARKING When booking, please mark if you bring a vehicle, to help us calculate parking spaces. There is a parking lot directly on site, if filled, there is nearby parking available. Your vehicle can not be parked directly adjacent to the tent. 

PETS You may bring pets to the campsite, but keep in mind that you are always responsible for your animal. We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding aggressive behavior from pets and guests will be evicted immediately in case of a violation to this rule. Please notify our staff when checking in if you bring animals, for placement in a section where allergic persons or those afraid of e.g. dogs can avoid contact with your pet. 
 
PRICE
995 SEK per person.
The price includes camping all days during the medieval week. 
The price for children under the age of 16 in the company of a caretaker is 495 SEK
Children 0-5 years: free of charge. 

RECEPTION HOURS: 
The campsite reception is manned 24h / day and you can check in and out at any time during the day. Access to the campground from Friday 4/8 at 12:00 and departure by Monday 14/8 at 16:00. 

RESERVATION
Make your reservation via this link.

TENT SIZE / SUN ROOF / PARTY TENTS 
The price per person applies regardless of how many you live in the tent. As long as there is space enough and you do not close the firewall or prevent accessibility, it is ok with sun roofs / party areas adjacent to your sleeping tent. This does not bring any additional costs. 

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
The Medeltidsvecka has a zero-tolerance policy against violence or abuse and anyone violating this rule will be evicted immediately from the area without prior warning. The area is manned around the clock and with security guards present during the nights. Your safety is our main priority - help us keep a friendly atmosphere. If you experience something that makes you feel uncomfortable, do not hesitate to contact us at the reception!  

Make your reservation via the link below.

The Marketplace

The Medieval Week marketplace is the heart of the festival. Here you'll find crowds botanizing among leather craft, armor, jewelry, fabrics and period clothing. Make sure you see our artists perform on the Forum Vulgaris stage, the children can take a ride on the medieval carousel, and you can enjoy everything from wild boar burger to grilled lamb. As you probably understand that this main artery of the entire festival.

The Marketplace

When you approach the market, you will hear the blacksmith's hammer on the iron, the smell of campfires that are grilling lamb or heating the vats for the dying of yarn. You will hear the cries of the vendors, crowds - as you approach the heart of The Medieval Week.

170 market vendors, entertainment from the stage and spontaneous performances around the area ensures that there is always something interesting happening in the market place.

In the market place, you can stay as long as you like and enjoy everything the Medieval Week has to offer. Artists, music, good food, medieval market all wrapped up in the fragrance of a campfire and fairytale lights. We wish you warmly welcome!

DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MARKET AS A VENDOR? 

See below market conditions with all the information you need.

After reviewing the market conditions, you may apply by clicking on the link where you can fill in your application.

After the market council meets we will get back to you with our decision as to whether you have received approval to be a market vendor.

For questions, contact us via

Travel and
accommodation

It takes only three hours by ferry from Nynäshamn or Oskarshamn and two hours from Västervik to Gotland. Throughout the year, you can fly directly to Visby from Stockholm (Bromma and Arlanda), Göteborg and Malmö. During the summer there are also direct flights from Norrköping, Sundsvall, Umeå and Ängelholm. In Visby you'll find everything from first-class hotels and guest houses to Bed & Breakfasts and campsites.

Travel and accommodation

Gotland is a very accessible island. By ferry you can travel from three locations in Sweden and if you prefer to fly, there are direct lines from seven locations around the country.

Once in place, Visby is full of incredibly charming places of various kinds - everything from multi-star hotels to simple campsites. Below we have compiled a number of good options for your journey and your accommodation during Medieval Week!

DESTINATION GOTLAND

Destination Gotland traffics the main ferry lines to Gotland via Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn. Travelling to Gotland by ferry is an excellent opportunity for a few hours of relaxation to sit back and enjoy. Why not just take it easy, watch a movie, read a book and eat a meal. The ships are modern and there is a cinema, rental of portable gaming devices and much more. If you want to bring your car over to your visit to the Medieval Week there are great offers.

BO VID HAVET

Your dream accommodation by the sea. On Bovidhavet.com, we specialize in accommodation that’s always within 1,000 meters to the ocean. We have a wide selection of accommodation all along the coast of Gotland. Everything from a place to put up your own tent, to cabins or hotel rooms. Call us for personal service and together we can find something that’s perfect for you!

BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines

You can travel quickly and conveniently between Visby and Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. During the summer, BRA increases traffic to the following destinations to and from Visby: Ängelholm, Sundsvall, Umeå, Helsinki, and Norrköping.

STRAND HOTEL

Welcome to a first-class, environmentally friendly hotel with personal service. Best Western Strand Hotel is located in the World Heritage town of Visby, just inside the city walls. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful medieval environment, a stone's throw from the sea. Located in old Visby Bryggeri brewery house. The brewery was transformed into hotel in 1982 and began as a small family hotel with 13 rooms. Today the hotel consists of 124 rooms & suites. We offer a relaxed atmosphere with free access to our cozy relaxation area.

Clarion Hotel Wisby

At Clarion Hotel Wisby, the atmosphere is fantastic. An entire neighborhood with lots of medieval features that form our hotel. Including a medieval alley now built into the complex, columns from the 1200s, and much more - all well maintained and restored. These buildings have been a hotel since the 1800's! Swimming in the hotel spa where the pool is built around a medieval column will give you an amazing experience.

Kneippbyn Resort

Kneippbyn Resort Visby is located by the sea just south of Visby. Besides our Summer & Water Wonderland, we offer a five-star campsite. Kneippbyn also has 700 beds in different categories of accommodation in simpler Bed / Breakfast cottages to hotel rooms and our contemporary dream homes. Take the opportunity to live next door to the Villa Villekulla! Regardless of the accommodation that suits you best, all of Kneippbyn is at your disposal. In the area there are several restaurants, souvenir shop, tennis court, adventure miniature golf and more.

Visby Strandby

Right next to the sea, only 1 km north of the city wall and the Hanseatic town of Visby, is The Medieval Weeks nearest campsite. Here you can enjoy the sun, sand and ocean breezes. The campground offers sites for tents, caravans and mobile homes and cottages for rent. In the service buildings you'll find separate mens and womens areas with showers and bathrooms. Family rooms with shower and bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

Gotland.net

In search of accommodation, travel information and tips on what to see and do in Gotland? On Gotland.net, the island's digital tourist center, you will find all this and more. There are guides to the best beaches, sights, restaurants and events, and the ability to create a personalized tourist brochure with just your favorites.

Participate
in the program

The Medieval Week is a creative center for artists, associations and a large variety of actors. Our vision is a broad program with varying scenes and great opportunities for both new and established groups to reach out with their productions. At the same time, we make sure that the program is of high quality, rich and full of both surprises and traditions.

Participate in the program

The Medieval Week is the place to develop all kinds of performances , a forum of like-minded, an opportunity to learn and develop. Take the opportunity to see and listen, talk and cooperate. With over 40,000 visitors to the festival, a huge audience is ready to be caught by your imagination!
Here you will find information for those who are interested in performing at the Medieval Week. We strive to make a medieval experience, and a broad and high quality program for our visitors. In order to participate your music or performance must have a clear connection to the Middle Ages and all the costumes of the participants must fit into the concept. 

In the link below you will find all the information and conditions applicable so that you can enroll in the program. Once you have read all the information, you can apply by clicking the link and fill in the application. Do not hesitate to contact us if there are any questions.

CONTACT

Felicia Wittenberg, Artist Manager
felicia.wittenberg@medeltidsveckan.se

VOLUNTEERS

Being a volunteer means that you can experience the Medieval week from a totally different perspective and be in one of the week's most important teams. A great group of coworkers who face all sorts of fun challenges between heaven and earth. Welcome as a volunteer at the Medieval Week!

VOLUNTEERS

Are you an ambitious person who wants to work with a fantastic group of people and get a perfect opportunity to see how a large scale event works behind the scenes, not to mention to get yourself a good merit for your resume? Then you should apply to become one of our volunteers! Apply now.
To volunteer, you need to: 
  • Be at least 18 years old at the start of the festival
  • Work at least 4 shifts of 4 hours during the Week
  • Be prepared that some shifts will take place during the evening
  • Be sober during your shifts
  • Be able to work with different types of people 
  • Be active and not afraid to jump in where it’s needed 
  • Be friendly and spread a good atmosphere among both visitors and your co-volunteers 
As a volunteer, you get access to these benefits:
  • Be part of a great team! 
  • Entry to a variety of events during Medieval Week (including the Jousting Events) 
  • One food voucher per working shift 
  • Free accommodation at the Medieval Week festival campsite (own tent and equipment required) 
  • Free entrance and dinner at the Medieval Week closing party 
  • Exclusive volunteer gift and tote bag

    Medieval Week volunteers are divided into two working groups, please read more about the different roles in the links below. 
 If you have any questions about volunteering, don’t hesitate to contact us via email:
volontar@medeltidsveckan.se 

Registration form for voluntary service at Medieval Week.

We are very pleased that you are interested in helping out with Medieval Week on Gotland! Please fill out this form and we will keep in touch with you until the festival.

WORKING AS A VOLUNTEER

ACCOMODATION & TRAVELLING TO AND FROM GOTLAND

Patrons

The Medieval Week is a festival that takes place in a unique setting and in a place with unmatched opportunities. To ensure the festival's future, you can sponsor the Medieval Week by becoming the official patron. There are several different packages - for businesses, organizations and individuals.

Patrons

PRESERVING AND INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

The Medieval Week on Gotland is an important festival with great value for visitors, participants and not least the region of Gotland. We are a platform and a breeding ground for a variety of actors who find a place to develop and exist in. To ensure the festival's future, many choose to take an active responsibility for The Medieval Week by becoming an official patron. See below the powerful backbone of our organization.

Would you also like to contribute to the Medieval Weeks conservation and development? Learn more about what it means to be Patron in document above.

Patrons from 2015 

The Medieval Week on Gotland wishes to make known to one and all that the below listed have honorably and generously contributed, so that new stories can be created, new memories etched into our minds and that many more can get rest and peace on the Island of Roses. Thus they shall be called such: Patron of The Medieval week 2015 and receive all the honor which that entails.

GOLD SEAL PATRONS

SILVER SEAL PATRONS

BRONZE SEAL PATRONS

A Medieval Christmas

The festival is more than hot August evenings, and the new tradition of Medieval Christmas will be held December 8th through 10th in Visby for the fourth year in a row. Fiery entertainment in bleak ruins, wrapped in cloaks in front of fireplaces, medieval tones in beautiful churches and time to socialize and enjoy the December darkness.

A Medieval Christmas

Medieval Christmas is a development and a supplement to the traditional Medieval Week which takes place in August. For one weekend in December Visby is once again filled with medieval people. See medieval man walking through Visby with sweeping cloaks and warm hoods seeking out the medieval activities. This is a more intimate Visby that offers up an experience of a different kind than you get in summer, and a must-do experience. Unplug the Christmas stress and enjoy.
The program for Medieval Christmas 2017 will be released in early November and contains 70-100 program points over the three days. Concerts, jousting, fire shows, market, lectures, workshops, medieval taverns, fun, parades and much more. The weekend begins on Friday evening in the torchlight outside Österport - where the city gate is closed when the trade people from the countryside arrive with goods -especially beer and wine for the weekend's festivities! Meet up with us and watch the show between the guards and vendors, last year the city's two mayors were called upon to settle the dispute between them before the festivities could begin!