The Viking Burial Site at Højstrup

Water levels were higher during the Viking Age, and hence the burial site at Højstrup was closer to the coast at the time. The site as such is a miniature version of Lindholm Høje. Some of the graves are marked with  large stone ships used as symbolic vessels for the deceased’s final voyage. Other graves are marked with single stones, or with small, circular mounds. The burial site was in use throughout the whole of the Viking Age. Today, this modest area of heath is a preserved site. An info-panel explains the burial site, which is approx. 30km northwest of Aggersborg.