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Borre Vikinglag is a group of Viking reenactors in Vestfold, Norway.

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Borrefylkingen is a reenactment group in Vestfold, Norway. The group focuses on Viking-Age warfare.

Kaupang in Skiringssal was a Viking Age town and market. It is the first known trading outpost in Norway. The town was founded c.800 and was abandoned in the early 10th century. The site is open to visitors each summer, and offers activities as well…

Midgardsblot is a Viking metal music festival held at Borre in Norway. In 2016, the festival includes much more than music, with seminars on photography and a screening of the film 'Trace'. There are also living history activities.

The Centre for the Viking Age in Vestfold, Norway

The Gokstad ship was found in a burial mound at Gokstad in Vestfold, Norway. The ship dates to c. 890 AD and the burial probably took place c. 900 AD. A single male skeleton was found with the ship, but the site had been plundered before excavation…

This burial chamber was constructed towards the stern of the Gokstad ship. A tall man in his 40s or 50s was buried in it. The chamber was covered with birch bark, and remnants of silk were found between the logs of the roof. The burial chamber…

The man buried on the Gokstad Ship was about 5' 11" to 6' tall (approx. 180cm to 183cm) and was of powerful build. He was in his 40s or 50s when he died.

A Frankish glass goblet from the Borre mound burial. It is thought that the goblet must have been at least 100 years old when deposited in the Borre mound.
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