Viking History (Denmark). 'The Vikings were not just plunderers but successful traders, extraordinary mariners and insatiable explorers. Getting a feel for the Viking era is easy, whether visiting the ship-burial ground of Ladby, the Viking forts of Zealand, the longship workshops at Roskilde or the museums that seek to re-create the era with live re-enactments.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/denmark
Loki stone, Kirkby Stephen church by abridgeover. The 8th century Loki Stone is small and is decorated by a carved figure, chained, with horns. It is one of the few physical survivals from the time when the Vikings had settled in this area. It's thought to be part of a larger cross.
Vikings (Sweden). 'There are still real, live Vikings, and you can visit them at one of Sweden’s most absorbing attractions. An evocative ‘living’ reconstruction of a late–Viking Age village, Foteviken Viking Reserve was built on the coast near the site of the Battle of Foteviken. You can tour all of these, check out the great meeting hall, see a war catapult and buy Viking-made handicrafts.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sweden/skane/sights/historic-site/foteviken-viking-reserve
Rune stone, Holm, Uppland, Sweden The rune stone has been used as a stair stone in the cemetary gate. The inscription says: "Joger and Åfrid had this stone raised in memory of the brother of Rodälv in Örberg (?). Åsmund carved the runes". Parish (socken): Holm Province (landskap): Uppland Municipality (kommun): Enköping County (län): Uppsala