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Lindholm Høje (Lindholm Hills, from Old Norse haugr, hill or mound) is a major Viking burial site and former settlement situated to the north of and overlooking the city of Nørresundby, Ålborg in Denmark. Photo by magellano

Lindholm Høje, just north of Aalborg, is a dramatic Viking burial site.

The Lindholm Høje graveyard seen from the top of the hill Viking burial grounds and village

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Ship burials at Lindholm Høje near Aalborg, Denmark. The southern (lower) part of Lindholm Høje dates to 1000 – 1050 AD, the Viking Age, while the northern (higher) part is significantly earlier, dating back to the 5th century AD.

Urnes Portal - Urnes Stave Church is a 12th-century stave church at Ornes, along the Lustrafjorden in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It sits on the eastern side of the fjord, directly across the fjord from the village of Solvorn and about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of the village of Hafslo.

methuselajane13: Viking cemetery in Färjås, Sweden. Not all Vikings are buried/burned at sea. The larger the ‘stone’, the higher the rank

Vikings employed wooden longships with wide, shallow-draft hulls, allowing navigation in rough seas or in shallow river waters.

Boys club. (Jorvik Viking Festival 2012)

Great Norse ensemble. No other outerwear than the hat, missing a caftan. A lighter cap would have been worn indoors (like Jorvik cap)