Viking Age in Vestfold

History of the Borre mounds, the Vold farmsteads and the church

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The Viking Hall at Borre

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Welcome to the Viking Hall A unique reconstruction of a great mead hall from the Viking Age! The Viking Hall is a reconstruction of a great mead hall from the Viking Age. In 2007, archaeologists found imprints of such halls … Continue reading

Welcome to the Viking Hall

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The great Viking Hall at Borre is a unique reconstruction of a great mead hall for the viking aristocracy. The remains of two such halls have recently been discovered just next to the Borre park, indicating that Borre was a … Continue reading

Kaupang

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Kaupang was a trade centre (called a ’kaupang’) situated at the narrow Kaupang Bay in Viksfjord, five kilometres outside Larvik. Continue reading

The Gokstad Ship

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The Excavation The Gokstad Ship was excavated in the summer of 1880 at the Gokstad farm in Sandefjord municipality. The mound in which the ship was buried measured about 43 to 50 meters in length and was about five meters tall, … Continue reading

The Oseberg Ship

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The Excavation The Oseberg Ship was excavated in the summer of 1904 in the Slagen Valley in Vestfold, by archaeologist Gabriel Gustafson. The ship lay in a grave mound, which had a diameter of 44 meters, on property belonging to … Continue reading