Vikings and World Heritage: Towards New Strategic Synergies?

  • Herdis HøllelandEmail author


Drawing recent experiences from the Viking Age sites of the “Vestfold Ship Burials” (Norway), the paper presents lessons learned when considering a move towards strategic, instrumental use of archaeological heritage sites – World Heritage sites or otherwise.


Viking Age Sites World Heritage Archaeological heritage tourism 



Thanks to partners at Vestfold County Authority, Horten, Sandefjord and Tønsberg municipalities, Horten and Sandefjord tourist offices and the Midgard Historical Centre, UNESCO Norway for funding the visitor survey and students at Buskerud and Vestfold University College (now University of Southeast Norway) and the University of Oslo for gathering data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU)OsloNorway

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