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

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 Aalborg in 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.

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

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.

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

A well preserved ship grave from the viking age in Lindholm Høje in Aalborg

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

Viking Unst by PromoteShetland, via Flickr