The Oseberg Viking Ship - on display in Oslo. This was on my must visit list... and I did !!!

The Oseberg Viking Ship - on display in Oslo. This was on my must visit list... and I did !!!

Cutaway picture of a Viking house...the door is in the wrong place, for a typical Viking longhouse the door should be off center on one of the long walls.

Cutaway picture of a Viking house...the door is in the wrong place, for a typical Viking longhouse the door should be off center on one of the long walls.

The Pitney Brooch - Anglo-Saxon and Viking designs http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/young_explorers/discover/museum_explorer/anglo-saxon_england/dress_and_ornament/the_pitney_brooch.aspx

The Pitney Brooch - Anglo-Saxon and Viking designs http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/young_explorers/discover/museum_explorer/anglo-saxon_england/dress_and_ornament/the_pitney_brooch.aspx

Viking Shield Oslo Viking Museum "But waken ye now, warriors mine; seize your shields, be steadfast in valor, fight at the front, and fearless bide!” From THE ATTACK ON FINNSBURG

Viking Shield Oslo Viking Museum "But waken ye now, warriors mine; seize your shields, be steadfast in valor, fight at the front, and fearless bide!” From THE ATTACK ON FINNSBURG

A photo of a 9th or 10th century Viking object from an archaeology hoard in Galloway

A photo of a 9th or 10th century Viking object from an archaeology hoard in Galloway

The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway, not Scotland. It seems likely they were buried for safe keeping on route to be traded in Ireland.

The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway, not Scotland. It seems likely they were buried for safe keeping on route to be traded in Ireland.

Viking Museum in Lofoten  in northern norway

Viking Museum in Lofoten in northern norway

Visit 3 Viking Museums: Viking Boat in Bergen Norway

Visit 3 Viking Museums

Visit 3 Viking Museums: Viking Boat in Bergen Norway

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