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Istrehagan Burial Ground

Istre, Larvik 3280, Norway
+47 33 69 71 00
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Best historical place around

We always bring visitors here. It can be difficult to find, just follow the historical markers... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2016
Zack D
via mobile
Norway's stonehenge

Viking burial ground with stones in a ship formation. A quiet place with litteratur visitors... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2016
tomfarmen
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Oslo
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Istrehagan is a burial ground from the early age of migration, with 5 stone settings from around 400-600 AD. Remains from persons, beer's paws, china, a needle and other grave gifts are found at Jaberg in Tjolling. The cultural monument Istrehagan consists of five stone settings and two ship settings. The biggest one is 25 metres long and consists of 18 single erect stones. Archeological excavations were undertaken in the early 1960s, and the restored burial ground is considered as one of the best preserved cultural monuments of its kind. Discoveries nearby indicate that there were settlements in this area as early as the Stone Age and the Bronze Age.   
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Aug 6, 2016
“Best historical place around”
Jun 29, 2016
“Norway's stonehenge”
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Istre, Larvik 3280, Norway
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+47 33 69 71 00
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We always bring visitors here. It can be difficult to find, just follow the historical markers, even we it feels like you're about to drive into Grandmas driveway. The signs have some English, but take someone with you who can speak Norwegian so they can...More

Thank Zack D
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Viking burial ground with stones in a ship formation. A quiet place with litteratur visitors, although more impressive than the viking sites of Gogstadhaugen or Skiringsal

Thank tomfarmen
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Just outside Sandefjord you can find this very interesting ancient burial ground from abt.400-600 AD with five stone circles. There are also two ship settings and the largest of them being 25m long with 18 erected stones. This place is unique in Norway as it...More

4  Thank Even H
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