Frösö Runestone

Frösön, Sweden

Frösöstenen is the northern-most raised runestone in the world and Jämtland's only runestone. It originally stood at the tip of ferry terminal on the sound between the island of Frösön and Östersund. The stone dates to between 1030 and 1050. It has now been relocated to the lawn in front of the local county seat due to the construction of a new bridge, between 1969 and 1971, on the original site.

Frösö runestone inscription means: Austmaðr, Guðfastr's son, had this stone raised and this bridge built and Christianized Jämtland. Ásbjörn built the bridge. Trjónn and Steinn carved these runes.

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Founded: 1030-1050
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Sweden
Historical period: Viking Age (Sweden)

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www.qsl.net
en.wikipedia.org

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Nigel Shaw (2 years ago)
Sweden's northernmost rune stone. We were in the area, so we had a look.
Antonia Rupert (2 years ago)
A really neat piece of History they preserved. It has nice information on the side in a couple different languages as well.
hans westra (3 years ago)
Magnificent Runic stone, dragon motive. Poor information on the board. No transcription available, just a free translation. Very bad signposting. Use Google Maps to find it.
Grace Mignon (3 years ago)
Viking
Malmbergs Micke (3 years ago)
Got peace from seeing the beautiful runestone and taking beautiful pictures.
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