Road Construction Leads to Largest-Ever Archeological Dig Project in Northern Norway

According to a University of Tromsø press release, the Hålogaland Road project triggers the largest-ever archeological dig project in Northern Norway. This week, archeologists from the university museum go into the field and only in 2022 is their work to be completed.

The background for the massive project is the construction of the so-called Hålogaland Road between Harstad and Sortland in Northern Norway. Along 82 kilometers of new road, 32 cultural heritage remains are located, spanning across a long stretch of time and a variety of types.

The field work will take place between 22 June and 18 September and some 30 persons will be involved. They will work at eight different locations between the Tjelsund Bridge and Lødingen.