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“Viking fun and good reindeer meat”

Viikinkiravintola Harald
Ranked #6 of 133 Restaurants in Jyvaskyla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $63
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Description: Viking restaurant in the center of Jyvaskyla
frederick, maryland
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669 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 549 helpful votes
“Viking fun and good reindeer meat”
Reviewed August 27, 2011

I ate here twice in one week, once as a guest at a special banquet and then with colleagues. The reindeer meat was perfectly complemented by the lingonberry sauce and I highly recommend it (see picture of my plate) - this would be a reason to experience this restaurant. Our Finnish friends all had the beef as the more unusual special offering for them. The second evening we tried samplers of exotic meats and sausages. Bear sausage is as bad as it sounds (gristly and ghastly) but everything else was great. The elk was a nice meal. The house wine is well... passable. You can wear a helmet with viking horns while you eat and, as the name suggests, the theme of the restaurant is all viking - it's was a fun and relaxing place, especially after a great Finnish vastasauna and cold water dip in the town natatorium. (The Finns are the first to tell you that their ancestors probably fought the vikings and are less likely descended from them).

  • Visited June 2011
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a funny place”
Reviewed August 19, 2011

The menu is particulalry rich, with a number of different dishes (also gluten free) based on reandeer, pork, beef .... Any page presents a little history about Harald and other vikings.
The service is very good, the staff gentle and quick.
Some horned viking helmets are avilable for pictures and fun. A little shop is also present.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank Sgorla
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Moscow
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299 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Excellent example of Harald”
Reviewed August 1, 2011

Viking restaurant Harald in Jyvasktla is the 4th of Vikings which I'd visited in Finland. And it is very good expirience. The atmosphere ov midieval becames from the downsteps from entrance. It is continued in Viking interior, crew costumes and, of course, with meals. The best options in it were boar meat and homemaid beer. We didn't take tar ice cream this time but chokolate cake served on piece of berach was excellent too.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank Zuevy
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An experience”
Reviewed July 25, 2011

At time of our 11person visit, there weren't many people in, but still the atmosphere was very nice. Certainly an interesting experience between the Vikings. Wouldn't suggest to go there too often, but It's nice to visit for once and certainly a good eat

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Luxembourg
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant and very Viking...”
Reviewed February 8, 2011

The service was very nice, food very interesting had Bear meat and Mushroom Soup.
The service was very customer friendly....
Do not hesiate to try it !

  • Visited February 2011
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