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It is getting late and I only had time for one last stop before going back to Yell. Sandwick – another Viking settlement in Unst. And one has to say, the Vikings definitely built their longhouses on the nicest spots! Sandwick – coming from “Sandy Bay” is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the Shetlands.

Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.

Put first the biggest standing stone in the Shetland Islands: Menhir von Bordastubble

I made my way down to Sandwick, meeting new friends along the way.

Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.

Sands of Sandwick

Walking down to the beach I first saw the remains of a little church, Framgord chapel, and the remains of croft houses on the hills going down to the beach.

Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.

Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.

Just above the beach are the remains of a Pictish house from the Stone Age. Two Pictish Burials were found nearby.

Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.

Late Norse Farm

Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.

A house with a view – or like we would say today: prime real estate.

But this long house was probably further away from the sea back then when it was lived in.

Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.

Another Viking house was found further up on the hill.

Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.

Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.

Another view of the chapel and croft seen from the beach.

Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.

Exploring Unst, Shetland and following in the footsteps of the vikings in Sandwick.

 

 

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