Runestones, Viking Oracle and Words of Wisdo

Workshops and demonstrations

The Pirkkalan Pohjola-Norden association will be presenting runes, keywords and more extensive interpretation of rune traditions. Learn more about the Hávamál collection: Viking wisdom that gives an idea of how Vikings viewed life.

Children’s archaeological digsite

Workshops and demonstrations

Here, children will get to play at being an archaeologist. Young archaeologists can even find a runestone at their own dig spot. Everyone can take one item with them from the site. The materials are free of charge. Children under seven years of age can attend when accompanied by an adult.

Craftsmanship Demonstrations in the Ancient Village

Workshops and demonstrations

The artisans of the Birckalaiset Association will showcase Iron Age craft techniques all day at Reippi Ancient Village. In the Birckalaiset food tent, you can buy ancient pancakes, sweets, and juice. Come and explore life in an Iron Age village!

Needle binding workshop

Workshops and demonstrations

Come and learn the historical needle binding technique! The fabric is beautiful, warm and durable. There are many variations to the technique, but we will only focus on one in this workshop and teach you the different phases of the process. The workshop will provide the materials needed: some yarn and a needle (you can […]

Fire making workshop with ancient methods

Workshops and demonstrations

This workshop, led by wilderness guide Pekka Mikkonen, will show how fires were started with various methods before the invention of matches and lighters. These methods include, for example, friction heat, quartz stones and steel spikes and tinderboxes. Various forms of friction heat were used in the Stone Age and are still used even today […]

Fire making workshop with ancient methods

Workshops and demonstrations

This workshop, led by wilderness guide Pekka Mikkonen, will show how fires were started with various methods before the invention of matches and lighters. These methods include, for example, friction heat, quartz stones and steel spikes and tinderboxes. Various forms of friction heat were used in the Stone Age and are still used even today […]