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Ancient Animals In The Wild

There are large outdoor areas of cultural landscape around the Chieftain’s House

During late spring, summer and early fall, ancient animal species graze there. Wild boars, wild sheep, Nordland type horses and Nordland type cows are spread out in the area. They are fenced in (you may not cross the fences) and are enjoying the outdoor life.

The area stretches about 1400 metres from the museum entrance to the Viking Ship Harbour. It takes about a 20 minute walk each way. Gravelled pathways link the areas together. There are a few hilly stretches along the pathways and there are information boards with explanation of building remains, burial mounds, etc.