Tuesday, July 7, 2009

This reconstructed Viking long house...

was paid a visit this afternoon by the passengers and crew. This immense structure is located at the Sacred Heights (Lofotr, Borg) archeological site near Stromsund, Norway in the Lofoton Islands. Such a house could hold 50 to 70 people and their livestock, and is dated to the 900s AD.

Can you imagine spending a winter in such a shelter?!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Great place. Hey, 2 questions, what are they using for building materials (sod and rock (?)but it looks like the structures in the preceding post are built out of wood. Second question, have you seen any pictoral representations of Freya in your travels to date? RO'Q