Travelling to Hollola
The event is situated at old Hollola. The best way to get there is by car since there is no public transport available at summertime (weekends). The GPS address is Rantatie 917, 16710 Hollola.
Public transport will bring you as far as the Lahti railway and bus station Matkakeskus and after that one needs a cab or a pick-up from someone. Pick-ups need to be agreed in advance.
Arrival to the camp
When arriving to the camp please present yourself to the camp chief Maria Heikkinen. Do not start to build your tents before you get a backup of your location. If you come on Friday be sure that your car is out of the area by 17:30 pm and all the modern items are hidden. If you come on Saturday you can not drive to the camping area.
The official event opens at Friday 20.7 18:00 pm, but you can come to the camp already on Thursday 19.7 (from 16 pm) Notify in advance if you come on Thursday.
The Event closes on Sunday 21.7 at 17:00 pm. Bringing the cars into the camping area before that is prohibited. Please be sure that all modern items are hidden until the end of the event.
Each of the pre-registered campers gets a passport that must be kept at hand at all times, because the event area is guarded also at night time.
No smoking at all times except at places clearly marked for smoking as “Tupakkapaikka”/ “smoking area”. This restriction is valid also during the feast and after opening hours of the event. Smoking at your fireplace is prohibited. This is a matter of fire security and common health.
Silence at the camp falls at 12pm. After this music and singing continues at the fireplace of the childrens area.
There shall be no cars at the event area during opening hours.
Modern items are not to be visible at the camp at any time.
Because we are living the year AD 1418 it is not suitable to have viking A-line tents at the camp. Pavillions, saxons and cones instead are suitable.
During opening hours first aid personel can be found at tent marked as “INFO”. While event is closed for audience first aid kit can be found at the same tent. Every security/health incident has to be reported for event safety manager (Lauri Lännenpää). In serious security/health incidents call for help at official emergency number 112 and follow the orders. The GPS address is Rantatie 917, 16710 Hollola.
Only above ground fireplaces are allowed. Fireplace has to be as authentic as possible. There has to be at least one fire extinguisher for each fireplace (fire extinguisher is checked so be sure that the it is up to date). Fire extinguishers for emergency use are located at ticket sale booths, tent marked as “INFO”, at children’s area and at the restaurant.
During opening hours drinking alcohol is only allowed at the restaurant and only for over 18 year olds. Even when the event is closed for audience please drink all beverages from a period cup. No bottles or cans visible.
Re-enactors and market sales personnel are welcome to bring pets with them to the event. For the audience it is prohibited to bring dogs to the area.
Everybody is responsible for their own meals. Warm meals can be purchased from the restaurant tent at lunch hours.There’s a grocery store “Sale” approx. 300 meters from the west gate.
There is no ATM at the site. Nearest ATM can be found about 15 km east at Salpakangas.
Firewood, straw and drinking water are provided to campers, sellers and performers. There are free toilets in the area, but no showers.
We recommend to wash yourselves at the nearby lake Vesijärvi (about 200m away from the event area).
Rules for taking photos
Photographing is allowed to all re-enactors during the whole event. We kindly ask you to publish also at #hollolankeskiaika2018
Trading in the camp
Selling your own goods is allowed but they must be confirmed by Henna Pekkanen (person in charge of marketing supplies).
- Friday 20.7. at 18:00-23:30.
- Saturday 21.7. at 10:00-23:30.
- Sunday 22.7. at 10:00-17:00.