A burial at Viking World

On December 1, 2010, the bones of an 1,100-year-old pagan were interred at the Viking World museum in Reykjanesbaer, Iceland. The remains, first discovered in 1868, are part of an exhibit on ancient pagan burials.

“We are reconstructing the pagan grave from Hafurbjarnarstadir. The skeletons are placed in a wooden boat, which is a replica of a Viking boat, and sand from Hafurbjarnarstadir has been put inside," said museum director Elisabeth Ward.

The burial took place on December 1 in honor of the four land wights of Iceland, a celebration by Ásatrúarfélagid, the pagan society in Iceland.