Vikingskipet Olympic Ice Rink Arena
The Vikingskipet (Viking ship) Hamar Olympia hall was built for the 1994 Olympics and was completed in the autumn of 1992. It is an iconic building whose shape is clearly inspired by a capsized Viking ship.
Vikingskipet was built in Hamar for the 1994 Olympics. The iconic building is probably the world's largest indoor ice rink and has a shape that is clearly inspired by a Viking ship turned upside down. Vikingskipet is famous far beyond Norway's borders.
The Viking ship Hamar Olympiahall was built for the 1994 Olympics and was completed in the autumn of 1992. The iconic shape of the building is clearly inspired by a capsized Viking ship. It is famous far beyond Norway's borders. The Viking ship is considered the world's largest indoor ice rink and is widely used for ice skating, bandy, figure skating, etc. But here are also small and large fairs, company events, exhibitions, banquets and concerts arranged for up to 20,000 people. Most famous is perhaps The Gathering, the world's second largest computer gamers meeting, which is held every Easter in the Viking ship.
During the winter, it is possible for everyone to go ice skating in the Viking ship, there is a skate rental in the hall. For spectators there are guided tours with spectacular "keel hiking" high above the ice surface.