Lindholm Høje – ancient viking burial site

Lindholm Høje is an old Viking burial site with ~700 graves and ~150 shipwrecks that are located close to Aalborg. The burial site is open 24/7, however, in the evening there are goats running around so try not to provoke them;p 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 in the Nordic Iron Age.

In the late Viking Age, the entire area was plagued and eventually covered by sand drift, which caused people to abandon the village. However, it was also the sand covering the graves that helped preserve the remains.

If you have a chance and arrive during the opening hours of the museum located nearby, make sure to check it out. The museum displays some of the artifacts found on the site, as well as 3D animations, simulations of the life of the Vikings, and reconstructions of the area.

And this was the last stop on my road trip through top sights in Jutland ;(

Unfortunately, I have run out of time and had to skip a lot of places! But worry not! I will visit them on my other trips later on 🙂

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