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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en.wikipedia.org
www.qsl.net

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Malmbergs Micke (6 months ago)
Got peace from seeing the beautiful runestone and taking beautiful pictures.
Tanja Neu (7 months ago)
You can look at it when you linger in the place. Since we were passing through, we didn't necessarily have to stop for the runestone. So for me only 'it was okay'.
Anders Ekenstdt (11 months ago)
I have always wanted to see the northernmost runestone in Sweden and Jämtland's only ..
Nadia Jansson Abdulkarim (2 years ago)
One stone
Ake Dejemo (3 years ago)
Märkligt att den är flyttad...
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