May 17, 2022

Valhalla I Am Coming

Viking, Museum, History, Ragnar, Rune Stones

It's a full house again this week as the guys are joined by Erik "the Viking" Östergren! He's an archaeologist and expert guide at Stockholm's very own Viking Museum. And boy, does he know his stuff! He drops a whole heap of knowledge on the guys about everything from rune stones and the famous Birka viking village to how real vikings are portrayed in TV and movies. You're definitely going to learn a thing or two from the episode. Skål!

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Eric Östergren


I am a 30 year old archaeologist. I work at The Viking Museum, and co-host the two podcasts Mytologipodden and Vikingapodden. I grew up in Norrtälje, a little bit north of Stockholm, and spend as much time as possible in northern Roslagen, but now live in Midsommarkransen. I draw and paint when the inspiration strikes, and begin various projects (as I am writing I am sitting with a package I just collected, containing 9,5kg of flint stone).