From idea to reality
The idea for Vikingaliv came from the big international interest of the Viking Ages, and the fact that there was a need to experience the Viking Age in a fast, modern and interesting way, from a historical point of view. On this basis, a very creative and experienced team was formed, and together they have put together a concept that will put the Vikings on the map of Stockholm. The founders are Staffan Götestam, responsible for directing and script, LG Nilsson, responsible for design and scenography and Fredik Uhrström, Executive Chairman.
Ulf Larsson knew that one of the boathouses in the Wasa docks in Djurgården could be rented and the project then began to take shape. Next addition to the team was Björn Sundeby, who funded a feasibility study. LG Nilsson and Fredrik Uhrström then got into contact with Olof Stenhammar who wanted to get on board together with the entrepreneurs Per Falk and Hans Olofsson. The investment firm Vator Securities also saw the potential of the project and helped to bring in the final funding need to get Vikingaliv off the ground.
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