List of Sites
String of beads from the continent, Discovered at Vendalsjord. (Photo: Mari Karlstad, Tromso Museum)
The cultural heritage remains in the area are today invisible, but this is the location where a necklace of 36 continental beads was found during the first half of the 20th century. Today the beads are exhibited at the Viking-museum. The beads are of different origin, the largest is described as a "millefiori-bead" (thousands of flowers). Other types are mosaic-beads and different glass-beads all typical of the 8th century.
The area is private property today and with only a few (hardly) visible structures.
- Topographical archive, Tromso Museum
Check out the following sections of the website for related information:
Vestvågøy Sites and Artefacts
Mayo - Vestvågøy - Mid-Argyll
This project has been supported by the EU as part of the Culture 2000 programme.