Viking settlements

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Birka and Hovgarden "Birka is one of the most complete and undisturbed examples of a Viking trading settlement of the 8th to 10th centuries." (OUV)
Gros Morne National Park Vikings may have temporarily resided in St Paul's Inlet in the north around 1,000 years ago (AB ev)
Hedeby and Danevirke Hedeby is a Viking era trading settlement.
Ilulissat Icefjord Semermuit and Qajaa, both Viking archaeological sites, are within the WHS
Jelling "Jelling was a Royal manor in the 10th century, during the reign of Gorro and his son Harald Bluetooth." (AB ev)
L'Anse aux Meadows the first and only known site established by Vikings in North America and the earliest evidence of European settlement in the New World (OUV)
Novgorod It was founded by the Varangian dynasty
Southern Ă–land "Later, around the years 800 to 1000 several Viking settlements appeared in the periphery." (wiki)
St. Kilda "It is certain that the Vikings visited and may have settled the islands." (AB ev)
Viking Age Ring Fortresses "The function of the fortresses can only be inferred. Finds from excavations conducted at the archaeological sites include crafts and items of daily life activities, as well as grave goods and death paraphernalia" (AB ev)
Visby "Excavations have indicated that there was a trading settlement in the early Viking Age on the site of Visby"


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