Norway to build world’s biggest Viking theme park

Snus spat erupts in NorwayNorway has revealed that it plans to start work on what will be the world’s largest Viking theme park in the near future. The park, which is expected to take around four years to finish, will be located in the southwestern region of Karmøy.

Project coordinator Odd Erik Salvesen said that there will be nothing in the world that compares to it.

The Viking theme park will be mostly outdoors and will offer visitors an informative and fun experience depicting how the Vikings lived their lives. It will be divided up into different areas that will illustrate places such as villages, markets and forests during the Viking era.

Several locations have been earmarked in Karmøy to house the theme park, but the project managers are said to have the village of Fosen in their sights. Among the arguments for developing the park in Fosen, which has a population of just 250 people, is that it is close to the E9 highway.

Furthermore, it is also near the Nordvegen History Centre, which is seen as ideal given that it tells how Vikings lived in the region over 1,000 years ago.

Salvesen said that tourists come to the country to learn about the Vikings and experience the nature, adding that it’s a good combination. He said if everything runs as planned the park should open in 2017.