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August 29, 2008

The longhouse

We went to a Viking Longhouse near Östersund, an hours flight north from Stockholm. The longhouse is set in the forest of Norderön. I arrived on the friday evening, while everyone else had been there all week. Theres something surreal about being met at the airport by Vikings, but at least I could figure out quite easily who I should talk to.

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August 30, 2008

Vikings in Östersund

Some of the vikings at the Longhouse.
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August 31, 2008

Viking fight

The Vikings had a fight over a horn of beer.
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September 1, 2008

Norderön beach

The Viking longhouse is situated in a forest leading down to the beach of Norderön.
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September 2, 2008

Sky over Storsjön

Some views of the sky over Storsjön from Norderön.
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September 3, 2008

Viking Banquet

The Viking banquet in the Longhouse.
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September 4, 2008

Vikings at night

Vikings on Norderön beach, for a reenactment of a ritual.
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September 5, 2008

Enjoying Storsjön

Vikings enjoying the lake at the bottom of the garden. There are beautiful views over the lake to the mountains in the background.
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September 6, 2008

Sun in the longhouse

Sun shining through the 'chimney' of the Longhouse.
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December 4, 2008

Raising the longboat

The longboat was moored on the shores of Nörderon, next to where the ferry lands, waiting to be taken out of the water before the ice comes. The ferry is replaced by an ice road in the depths of winter. We were waiting for a large enough crew to hold the boat steady as it was raised on a trailer attached to a tractor.
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December 7, 2008

Viking Feast

We went to visit the Vikings again, for another banquet.
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