on-misty-mountains: The Viking Unst Project, S…


The Viking Unst Project, Shetland

The Viking Unst Project consists of a reconstructed Viking longhouse based on the nearby archaeological site at Hamar and the ship ‘Skidbladner’. The design of Skidbladner is based on the Norwegian Gokstad ship, which would have been used to travel from Norway to Shetland. It is near Haroldswick, which was named after Harald Fairhair, the first king of Norway according to the sagas. He probably was one of the first to come to Shetland from Norway. The Viking Unst Project is out in the open, but in the Summer there is additional reenactment.

Some footage here. 

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