Viking age burial ground

Grave field from the end of the Viking Age 950-1050 AD.

Two burial grounds from the end of the Viking Age 950-1050 AD. is located on Sollerön. Together, the Viking burial fields have an estimated 100-150 graves, consisting of sparsely located cairns, mounds and stone settings.

The first time it was noticed that these cairns could hide burial mounds was in 1921. In the years 1928-29, an archaeological investigation was carried out when a dozen graves were fully or partially explored. The graves are so-called "fire graves" where the dead were cremated and buried with their personal belongings. Burning the dead was the most common method of burial during the Viking Age in all of Scandinavia.

read more about the cultural ladder which starts from Hembygdsgården.