Last week saw a new festival on Orkney’s already busy social calendar, with the inaugural Orkney Viking Week.
“Today, genetic evidence suggests many Irish people have some Viking blood.”
“Iceland was not just built by Norsemen but equally by Celtic women whose spirit is still very much alive today.”
Rousay is known as the Egypt of the North for its amazing archaeological sites and now it has got even better with the discovery of a Viking Drinking Hall at Skaill Farmstead.
“ This is tremendous recognition for the work of the Destination Viking Association, of which INS in both Orkney and Shetland is a longstanding member.”
The Orkneyinga Trail – Kirkwall and Beyond – A short, and not entirely reasonable, ramble about the Vikings in Orkney
The Orkneyinga Saga Trail in Kirkwall…….I’m vaguely aware that there is one, and of the Orkneyinga Saga Trail, around Orkney – I see the noticeboards when we’re out for walks
If you think Runes are a long dead language with nothing to tell us today then think again.
On this day 16th of December in 1263 the Norwegian king, Haakon the Old, died in the Bishop’s Palace, Kirkwall, Orkney.
“Vikings are often seen as marauding heathens – praying to Odin & Co – but many were Christianised,”
“We did see an unusual bus shelter!”