Hålogaland is mostly known by its most famous inhabitant, Ohthere. It is located along the most northern part of the Norwegian coast in what is now called Lofoten.
During the Middle Ages, Hålogaland was a province of Norway in its own right. The area is mentioned in various sagas, for the travels of Ohthere to King Alfred the Great’s court and more recently due to a discovery of a chieftain’s longhouse (c. 500 CE).
- Past Horizons, ‘Uncoversing an Iron-Age chieftain’s long-house.’ Viking Archaeology Blog. Last Updated on Past Horizons 14 May 2012. http://viking.archeurope.info/index.php?page=iron-age-chieftain-s-long-house. ↩