Gotland Viking Island

The world’s biggest silver hoard showed up some years ago in a cultivated field in the north-east part of Gotland. It weighted some 67 kilo!


Gotlandic jewellery, specifically female brooches, differ from common Viking objects, probably as a result of being on an isolated island with their own development.

Gotland Viking Island

Picture stones are one of the most fascinating traces of history from Gotland. In all, there are about 500 stones known today. This kind of memory stones only excist on Gotland. The stones from Viking Age, mainly from 9th century, are decorated with ships, warriours, and  other pictures.

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Summer excavation

In July 2010, there will be an excavation of a Viking Age-Medieval farmstead up in northern Gotland. For more information, follow this link.






A short video of a Viking silver hoard from Gotland

 

Gotland Viking Island


GOTLAND SILVER ISLAND

No place in the world has such a tremendous wealth of silver


PICTURE STONES

A fascinating legacy of Viking history written in stones


TRADE AND HARBOURS

Being the middle man in the Baltic meant important trading places and harbours


FARMS AND LANDSCAPE

Take part in an excavation of Viking farmsteads


GOTLAND VIKING JEWELLERY

The island situation has meant the development of specific Gotlandic jewellery


PLACES TO VISIT

Highlights of Viking History on Gotland

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