Saturday, March 21, 2009

Loftr Viking Museum at Borg

At Borg in Vestvågøy, Loftr Viking Museum was opened in 1995. Here, a group of Scandinavian archelogists between 1986 and 1989 discovered the remains of a large (67 m long) building dated back to around year 500 (i.e. 1500 years ago). The main building of the museum is the Cieftain's house - a recontruction based on the archeological studies and how one believe the old building was. The museum seems to be popular among turists, and from what I've heard (and seen the two times I've visited), has a lot of visitors each year. Yoy may find more information here.

Photo details: EOS 30D with my EF-S 17-85 mm at f/5.0 with a focal length of 38 mm. With ISO at 100, the shutter time was 1/80 seconds. The picture has been slightly adjusted with Adobe Potoshop Elements.

This picture is part of my Lofoten set at flickr.