Earlier we shared these tips for cool Viking holiday destinations. Due to Covid-19 these destinations will probably have to stay on the wish list for a while. Luckily you can also make a real Viking holiday at home. Without the beautiful foreign landscapes you might need a little more imagination, but it certainly doesn’t have to be less fun! So do you have a staycation in Gardenasia, Balconia or Hintergarden on your agenda for this summer? Then definitely read these tips to turn your staycation into a real Viking-vacation!
The loosening of the Covid-19 restrictions has freed up more space to organise fun activities at 1.5 meter distance from each other. Of course you can participate in a Virtual Edition, but a holiday definitely also needs the necessary relaxation. Meet up with your Viking friends and organize a garden/park party where everyone brings their own food/drinks and sits on a rug with some distance between each other. You accessorize this day with the Viking theme, if you want you can show up dressed as a Viking. But a Strong Viking finisher shirt also perfectly fits the Viking theme.
Kubb - The game!
A fun game that you can play with friends is the Scandinavian Kubb, which is also very popular in parts of the Netherlands. With wooden sticks you have to throw over wooden blocks, where the ultimate goals is to knock down the kind. This game is available in several places and is easy to learn. It guarantees an enjoyable afternoon, where also the 1.5m distance can be guaranteed.
Strong Viking Backyard Edition
Are there any Viking kids around? Set out an obstacle course for them! Make obstacles out of things you have at home: tables, chairs, ropes, a swimming pool or use the playground equipment in the garden. This way, the children can have fun on their own course. For inspiration, see what this Strong Viking father made for his daughter!
Herbalife ijsjes - Formula 1 Popsicles
During a hot day you can certainly enjoy a nice ice cream! Ice creams are not only for the little Vikings, an ice cream can be a good idea for everyone. It certainly doesn’t have to be a big sugar bomb, you can also go for a healthier homemade version with fruit and yoghurt. For example try the recipe of our partner Herbalife Nutrition for Formula 1 popsicles for delicious creamy protein ice creams! (Recipe is in Dutch)
Build your own raft!
The Vikings conquered oceans all over the world with their ships. Do you have some water nearby? Then raft building is a super fun activity for young and old. Go into the nature and collect materials to build a raft (of course we don’t cut down trees unnecessarily, so take a look at what materials are available without damaging the environment). At the end of the day you will have to test if the raft really floats… Raft building can also be executed in a smaller version. Make a small raft or Viking ship that has to stay afloat in the pool (or in the wash basin). You can make this ship out of anything you find around the house. To finish it off you put Lego dolls on the ship. This activity is also perfect to keep the children busy for a while.
Herbalife Nutrition ijsthee!
During these summer activities it is important to keep hydrated. With warm weather it is smart to not reach for the cool beer right away. Water is the best thing to drink, but sometimes you might like to drink something else. Add some fruit or herbs to the water to give it a nice taste. Or go for this iced tea drink from Herbalife Nutrition. Then you are assured of good hydration during the warmer summer days. (Recipe is in Dutch)
Strong Viking Hummus!
After a day full of activities and fun, you will of course enjoy something to eat and drink in the evening. The Vikings didn’t have access t cooking with processed foods and herb packages, they ate pure and straight from nature. Let that be the inspiration for your dinner during this Viking day. Cooking is also an ideal Corona hobby. Light the BBQ this evening and enjoy the food together. Start (or end) the evening with some bread with various dips. Like this healthy hummus with beets! This dip with a twist is low in sugar and rich in protein.
Make a campfire incl. Viking beer!
This Viking day can of course continue into the late hours, a fire basket is the perfect setting here. Watching a crackling campfire with a Strong Viking beer is the perfect ending of a real Viking Vacation day. The beer is available at our events and in our webshop, so if you want to surprise your friends with a 6-pack, check it out in our webshop.
Prefer something without alcohol? Then make this sparkling citrus lemonade yourself, a delicious drink that is super thirst-quenching!
With these tips you can create a real Viking day yourself! Gather your friends and enjoy a relaxing Viking day together. Have you organized a Viking day with friends? Share a picture with use, we are curious to see your Viking day!