Thumping of the wooden sticks on the blue shields - the children are finally free to play. We are now in the middle of small village next to the Oval Track. A little piece of Iceland that is run by kids. They are encouraged to try themselves in traditional kinds of handcraft, making necklaces, felting, production of paper and being a real Viking. But what hides behind the name Vikingyr?
Vikingyr – the idea that goes back to 2015 to the Icelandic trip of the family Rauch – is a combination of the word “Viking” and an Icelandic jogurt “Skyr”. This is how the Vikings are: without them we would have neither horses nor sheep, nor would we have this weird word combination.
This little village stands here, in the middle of WM because Vikingyr, as one of WM’s sponsors, didn’t just want open a place for food degustation, but they were inspired to show that there is more to Iceland, than just lamb-import to Germany. The village is an incorporation of the brand’s idea, as well as of the Icelandic life-style. We even meet the middle-age enchanting story-teller Fabulix! Close to the village you can also find a Kids-Corner. Here they can get a fairy-taily make-up and play. It’s a small peaceful Wonderland for kids and families, where they can hide from the demanding atmosphere of sport.