About 45 minutes north of Winnipeg, along Lake Winnipeg, sits the fishing community of Gimli. It’s the Largest Icelandic Community outside of Iceland and its been that way for decades. And what’s one of the things Icelanders are famous for… Vikings!
To celebrate their history and long colourful heritage, they put on an annual Icelandic Festival, held durning the first long weekend in Aug.
Note, its a very popular event that takes place in Manitoba. Come early to find a parking spot because it turns into a circus with all the people.
Viking Village – Dressed in traditional authentic viking regalia, these vikings are here 24 hours a day for the duration of the festival. They work, feast, play, get married, sleep and even go into battle right here.
Learn more about Gimli’s Icelandic Festival – icelandicfestival.com
More photos from today – A Visual Experience