Entertainment & Sports
Sporting events were major forms of entertainment. Archery, spear throwing, swordplay, wresting, fist fighting, stone throwing, stone lifting, running and jumping were all very popular. Everyone played including women and kids. Skiing and skating were winter sports. Storytelling, feasting, and poetry were also major forms of entertainment.
All Vikings, women, men, and kids loved games of agility, games of balance. One popular game was oar leaping - leaping from oar to oar, while men rowed a boat. To leap from oar to oar all the way around a boat without falling in the water was hailed as a great achievement. Those rowing would wiggle their oars and do their best to toss the leaper into the sea, much to the amusement of everyone.