Your average Icelander will say it sounds like fucked up Icelandic not pronounced properly. It isn't. It is Old Norse, similar to modern Icelandic, but still different, including with pronunciation (which would greatly vary from one region to another, and even as we see here from one Úlfhéðnar unit to another.
Following the 2015 Wildfire in the Elaho Valley (British Columbia), media and government officials have made conflicting statements about the fate of the Elaho Giant. Many claiming the tree had survived the fire. After some complications, we finally managed to get to the tree, and we can sadly confirm the giant is, in fact, dead.
The Elaho Giant, a Douglas Fir, was the largest known standing tree in mainland Canada. Its age of an estimated 1,200 years coincided with the first Norse (and thus European) settlement of Canada. The Elaho Giant had been significant for Úlfhéðnar for at least 400 years, and had been instrumental to our own unit as recently as a few days prior to the fire.
We don’t get to the big city very often, but lucky you, we had a meeting at Statoil. So, as per request, for the many of you who are not in Norway, we’ll be showing some of the significant Viking artifacts.
Starting with a visual journey over (literally) the Tune Ship grave. As a reminder, the Tune ship was found in 1867 on the farm of Nedre Haugen on the island of Rolvsøy, near Fredrikstad. It was the first Viking ship to be excavated and is still one of the best preserved Viking ships in the world. The ship was specifically used as a burial ground (and no, no shield maidens in there, this is Norway, not Sweden, so not retarded).
Pay particular attention at 3:00 min as the coastline shown is a reference to Helluland, aka Baffin Island In Canada. Helluland translates to flat stones, and upon getting close to land, the first thing our ancestors reported was…. a landscape looking like flat stones (which also gives a very good indication of where they landed, as part of Baffin Island is otherwise very rugged).