Live like a Viking in Elk Horn, Iowa.
The VikingHjem in Elk Horn, Iowa demonstrates a typical structure used throughout Scandinavia and Northern Europe during the later Dark Ages to the early Middle Ages. From the blacksmith shop and woodworking area of the Hjem to its attached living space, shows the interior as it would have appeared in the Viking Age around 900 AD.
It’s located on the grounds of the Danish Windmill and the Morningstar Chapel are located in Elk Horn, Iowa.
Address: 4038 Main St, Elk Horn, IA 51531
The best time to visit is during Tivoli Fest during Memorial Day Weekend.
Although the VikingHjem is open most weekends (check with Danish Windmill to confirm), the best time to visit is during Elk Horn’s annual TivoliFest at the end of May. They have a Viking Encampment that happens during the festival. During this time, the VikingHjem is open and they have demonstrations of the following:
Others were demonstrating rope making and various children’s toys.