There is a small village on the seaside called Ose near the town called ØRSTA in western Norway. An Archaeologist name Søren Diinhoff of the University Museum of Bergen. They find some post holes in a pattern and these holes are very distinctive for certain posts to go into. There were 4 holes in the middle of the tower. they got the tower part from the Christians earlier in the 6th century. They have done a 3D reconstruction and turns out to be a 1,200 years old Old Norse Temple. It is pretty amazing with new technology. I believe they use ground penetration to find these remains.
The Vikings called the god house in the 6th century. The god house is more complex than simple sites. The temple was about 45ft long, 26ft wide, and up to 40ft tall. They use the temple to worship and sacrifices to the gods during the midsummer and midwinter solstices This Temple is the first one to found in Norway and it is a rare relic of the Viking religion. “This is the first time we’ve found one of these very special, very beautiful buildings.” “We know them from Denmark and from Sweden and this Show they existed in Norway. The archaeologist said the temple was dated towards the end of the 8th century. They must have lots of hardwood to build their temple and longhouses against the brutal weather of the water with lots of high winds.
During their excavations, they revealed traces of agricultural settlement dating to between 2,000 and 2,500 years ago. The remain of 2 longhouses which would be in the center of the farm. So the longhouse and the farm was there before the temple was built. Why would they wait so long to build a temple? Just think about how long does it take to build a longhouse they pretty huge to have their animals and family under one roof.