The original Viking chieftain’s longhouse at Borg was built about 500 A.D. and was inhabited until around 900 A.D. Smell the tar that seals the timbers, feel the history inside the walls, and taste the delicious food. The chieftain and lady of the house invite you to join them for an authentic Viking meal served with mead in the banquet hall. Experience the magic and excitement as the Viking hosts make sacrifices to Norse gods, praying for good health, prosperity, a righteous death, and the sun's return to avert Ragnarok, the end of the world. Viking settlements and burial sites were almost always close to water or connected by a bridge. Bridges were especially important sacrificial sites because they were seen as a threshold between the living and the dead. After our Viking meal and sacrificial ceremony, we travel by coach to Svolvær and rejoin the ship.