sunnuntai 29. huhtikuuta 2018

Ö is for Öland

Öland is the second largest Swedish island and the smallest of the traditional provinces of Sweden and is located in the Baltic Sea just off the coast of Småland. 

Viking Stone ship burial ground in the village of Gettlinge, Öland, Sweden

There are a lot of burial sites that have been discovered that are directly associated to Vikings. One of them is Gettlinge Gravfalt, an impressive Viking Stone ship burial ground and one of the largest and certainly most beautiful prehistoric burial sites on the island of Öland, Sweden. The grave field contains a number of upright stones, square stone settings, etc. 

The most worth seeing part with the largest number of different stone settings is located between Klinta and Gettlinge which is situated on the western fringe of the Stora Alvaret. The fields include burial sites and standing stones from the Stone Age to the late Iron Age.

Stora Alvaret is UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its extraordinary biodiversity and prehistory. 

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