The new Nordic Museum is coming! Plan your visit to our new home in downtown Ballard. Opening May 2018

Viking Days

A Family-Friendly, Educational Celebration

August 19 – 20, 2017

Thanks for attending Viking Days!

Don't forget — you can still buy tickets for our Viking Days raffle! Tickets are available for $3 each at the Admissions Desk. The drawing will take place September 8 at 5 p.m. Learn more about it below!

And a special thanks to our generous sponsors:

  • Mountain Pacific Bank

  • Ballard Market

  • Windermere Real Estate

  • Carlsberg

  • Trident Seafoods

  • Icicle Seafoods, Inc.

  • Canopies by Fred

  • Hurtigruten

  • Pacific Fishermen

  • Lunde Marine

  • Seattle Marriot Waterfront

  • Icelandair

  • Odin Brewing Company

  • Frank Brown Sound

  • Bjarne Jacobsen

  • Ivar's

  • Kidd Valley

  • Krogstad Aquavit

  • ArtsFund

  • 4Culture

  • Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

  • Scan|Design Foundation

  • The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation

  • Humanities Washington

  • Seafair


Viking Days Raffle


Our annual Viking Days raffle is still going on! The drawing will be held at the Museum on Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. Purchase your tickets at the admissions desk. Each ticket is $3. You do not need to be present to win. All proceeds from raffle donations benefit educational programs and exhibitions of Nordic Heritage Museum.


This year's prizes include:

  • A weeklong stay at Eagle Crest Resort in central Oregon. Dates: April 8–15, 2018 (spring break week)
  • $1,000 naming plaque in the Nordic Museum’s east garden (25-character limit)

  • Seattle Mariners tickets, including an overnight stay at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Date: Sept. 19, 2017

  • Two passes to the Nordic Lights Film Festival. Dates: January 11–14, 2018

  • A Family Plus membership


Thank You, Performers!


  • Edwin Pearson (traditional accordion music)
  • Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle (vocal performances)
  • Leif and Sunnie (accordion duo)
  • Bjarne Jacobsen (traditional accordion music)
  • Skandia Kapell (traditional Nordic music)
  • Flemming Behrend (traditional accordion music)
  • Letter Carriers' Band (instrumental music)
  • TinnFelen (traditional Nordic music)
  • Heart of Herring (traditional Nordic music)
  • Folk Voice Band  (instrumental music)
  • Tvä (traditional Nordic music)
  • Sprida Ut (traditional Nordic music)

Viking Days Gallery

Our new facility will open May 5, 2018!

Closed During Transition!

Join us in May 2018
and be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.

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