Lofotr utendørs jernvinne brynje-element

Primitive Outdoor Ironworks

Iron was a useful and important resource for the Vikings.

To make iron out of bog iron there is a number of tasks that needs to be done; collect the raw materials from the bog, build an oven, make bellows, make charchoal – and a number of other operations. The museum has an outdoor bloomery nearby the Vikingship harbor. It is in infrequent use, for different projects.

This video demonstrates how it extracting iron could have been done in the Viking age:

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