“ 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!”
It centered on the importance of Storer’s History of Orkney and examined it within the context of its time.
The Brough of Birsay is a tidal island and contains the remains of a Norse settlement.
These significant finds have been of great importance to modern understanding of traditional Nordic boat-building techniques.
Located adjacent to a beautiful and peaceful single track road this was once where a high status residence existed with a large drinking hall and a round church