"Háleygr"
 
The title "Háleygr" was choosen to best describe the project. Back in the viking time Háleyg was a region stretching from north of Namdalen in North-Trøndelag up to Bjarkøy (in 1030 AD). Hope this project will spread more knowlede and set focus on our old heritage.

Ancient Norwegians said that Hálogaland was named after a royal named Hölgi. The Norse form of the name was Hálogaland. The first element of the word is the genitive plural of háleygr, a 'person from Hålogaland'. The last element is land, as in 'land' or 'region'. The meaning of the demonym háleygr is unknown. Thorstein Vikingson's Saga, 1, describes it as a compound of Hial, "Hel" or "spirit," and "loge", "fire" - who knows, maybe this describes the sky in the winter darkness period when the light sets the sky on fire..

More pictures will be added to this collection, remember to check back later.
Wood panels on the Chieftain longhouse in Borg, Lofoten.
 
Dragonhead over the enterance at the Chieftain longhouse in Borg, Lofoten.
 

Dragonhead on the north side of Chieftain longhouse in Borg, Lofoten. Under the dragonhead there is an ancient Viking burial ground with 22 graves.
 
Elevated view of the enterance with dragonhead carvings.
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