Sussex Inlet is Jerrinja country with Cullunghutti as the spiritual base for the traditional owners of the land.

The Viking Festival Sussex Inlet Celebrates the Scandinavian Heritage of Sussex Inlet and the settlement of the area by Jacob Ellmoos and his family who came from the little Danish village of Ensted, near Hostrup, Aabenraa DENMARK.

It also celebrates the Scandinavian sailors that captained and manned the timber boats that transported timber from St Georges Basin & Sussex Inlet to Wollongong and Sydney during the halcyon days of logging in the area in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s

So come and celebrate our rich history and enjoy our beautiful location on the South Coast of New South Wales

About the Festival

The Viking Festival Sussex Inlet is a celebration of our Scandinavian heritage and our beautiful location on the South Coast of New South Wales Australia.The festival will showcase local businesses, a viking village and camp with tents and fire pit, cooking display, viking games, armoured combat, knattleikr (kind of like medieval football), wrestling, crafts, rides for the kids, Scandinavian food, live music & entertainment and much more...

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Location

Sussex Inlet is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. The town lies on the west bank of the waterway called Sussex Inlet, which divides New South Wales from the Jervis Bay Territory. The town lies within the City of Shoalhaven, and is 3 hours drive from either Sydney or Canberra...

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History

The story of the Ellmoos of Christian's Minde began on 26th February 1862, in the little Danish village of Ensted, near Hostrup, Aabenraa, with the marriage of a cabinet maker and ship fitter Christian Nielsen Ellmoos to Louise Marie Petersen - and with the birth of their second child, Jacob. At the age of 15 Jacob became a seaman and in 1878 he left his ship in Port Adelaide, South Australia, and decided to travel north...

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Event Partners

  • Shvn
  • Spa
  • Sussex