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.
Viking Age Relevance
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).1