Jels, Viking Chronicles

The Viking Chronicles in Jels
Vikingespil i Jels
Rødding (Southern Denmark region)


burning romance, formidable battles and colourful scenes performed in a beautiful outdoor scene by hundreds of volunteers passionate of History, Vikings and Drama create a unique experience in an open-air theatre since 1977. The plays are based on Scandinavian history and presented with modern effects...

Event description and programme

The Viking chronicles in Jels are enacted in Denmark's most beautiful open-air amphitheatre with a view of the Jels lakes. The amphitheatre is situated in Jels parish of the former municipality (now town) of Rødding, on the Jutland peninsula in south Denmark.

In 1977 the first Viking chronicle "Roar and Helge" was staged. It was the first time that the idea of putting on the performance in such beautiful surroundings was realized. Since then the spectacular Viking chronicles are performed every summer providing an exciting and colourful pageant, engaging staged displays and fierce sword fights. All actors and stage technicians are amateurs spending their spare time on practicing the pageant of the year. Before the pageant the audience can enjoy a special Viking buffet in the incredible longhouse, Valhal. During the Viking Chronicles, the Viking Market is held for two days to give the opportunity to meet and talk to the Viking craftsmen, to experience their life, work and art.

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

The Boerd Jels Vikingespils
Address: Jels Vikingespil, Jels Møllegade 5, 6630 Rødding, Vejen municipality, Denmark
Tel.: +4574552110 | Fax: +4574553277

Viking Group Iarlsae

Image: Jels Vikingespils
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