Follow the Vikings was a four-year transnational project funded by Creative Europe, which made transnational Viking heritage accessible and understandable to a world-wide audience.
The project brings together a network of partners from across the Viking world to broaden and develop the audience to Viking heritage and its sites across Europe.
Follow the Vikings aims to build on previous work by the Destination Viking Association, maintaining and enhancing the Viking Cultural Route, developing the Destination Viking network and, through networking activities, helping knowledge-transfer and quality improvement at heritage sites throughout Europe.
It aims to broaden the audience to both major and less well-known sites, museums, and attractions relating to the Viking story, and to the legacy of the Vikings at large. It also aims to stimulate interest in the Viking world beyond the partnership and the Cultural Route.
The project has created a large and lasting network among cultural actors involved in the preservation, presentation and marketing of Viking heritage throughout Europe and further afield. It has supported an intensified exchange of knowledge and experience between these actors, as well as supporting the creation of joint transnational presentations and products on Viking legacy.