Viking Runestones & Picture Stones

Copies of Viking runestones & picture stones from mainland Sweden and Gotland.

Sweden has the largest number of surviving runestones than any other Scandinavian country, with around 2500 runestones discovered to present day. We have a selection of some the the most famous runestones from Sweden, scaled down so they can be displayed comfortably in your home as beautiful ornamental pieces. Each stone is free standing apart from the Sigurd stone, which lays flat. They are handmade in Sweden from stone dust & resin and have the feel of real stone.

AY14 - Runestone from Lund, Skåne

AY14 - Runestone from Lund, Skåne

Ornamental upright replica of a runestone from Lund.

  • The inscription reads "Kå-Ulf and Auter errected this stone for Tume, their brother who owned the Gudis-snape."
  • Height 13cm (5").
  • Weight 250g (8.8oz).

AY14 - Runestone from Lund, Skåne:
£18.00 (US$ | €)

AY19 - Runestone from Sörmland

AY19 - Runestone from Sörmland

Ornamental upright replica of a runestone from Sörmland.

  • The inscription reads "Håmund-Ulf erected this stone for Rolf his father and for Őborg, her husband. They owned the village of Släbro. Frősten and Rolf were competent men."
  • Height 12cm (4.5").
  • Weight 170g (6oz).

AY19 - Runestone from Sörmland:
£18.00 (US$ | €)

AY35 - Runestone from östergötland

AY35 - Runestone from östergötland

Ornamental upright replica of the Rökstenen runestone from Östergötland.

  • The Rökstenen runsetone in Östergötland has the longest known runic inscription with almost 800 characters. Runes cover all sides of the stone.
  • The unique inscription on this runestone contains several allusions to heroic poems and legends from the 10th century that have now been lost to us. One stanza near the middle is in exactly the same metre as the poetic Edda. It reads "At the time Tjodrik the brave, Chieftain of the warriors at sea, ruled the shore of the sea of Reid. Now he is on horseback armed, on his gotic horse, with shield on his shoulder, the most important of märingar."
  • Height 15cm (6").
  • Weight 445g (15.7oz).

AY35 - Runestone from östergötland:
£18.00 (US$ | €)

AY20 - Sigurd stone from Sörmland

AY20 - Sigurd stone from Sörmland

Copy of a carving found in a rock face in Ramsund, Sweden. The carving shows scenes from the legend of Sigurd the dragonslayer.

  • In the bottom right Sigurd can be seen slaying the dragon Fafnir with his sword Gram. In the centre Sigurd's horse Grani is tied to a tree. Centre left, Sigurd sucks his thumb which he burnt while cooking the dragon's heart for his step-father Regin the Smith. In tasting the dragon's blood Sigurd learns the language of birds (centre right), who warn him that Regin intends to kill him. On the left Regin lies decapitated after Sigurd has killed him, Regin's smithy tools lie around him.
  • The inscription along the dragon's body reads "Sigurd made this bridge, mother of Alrik, doughter of Orm, for the soul of Holmger, father of Sigröd, her husband".
  • Height 2cm (0.8"), length 15cm (6").
  • Weight 335g (11.8oz).

AY20 - Sigurd stone from Sörmland:
£18.00 (US$ | €)

AY25 - Runestone from Uppland

AY25 - Runestone from Uppland

Ornamental upright replica of a runestone from Uppland.

  • The inscription reads "Ingefast had this stone erected for Olaf his father, and Öd for her husband."
  • Height 14cm (5.5").
  • Weight 195g (6.9oz).

AY25 - Runestone from Uppland:
£18.00 (US$ | €)

Gotland Picture Stones

Older than most Swedish runestones, the Gotland picture stones are truly pagan and show scenes from Norse mythology.

AYGS1 - Lärbro picture stone from Gotland

AYGS1 - Lärbro picture stone from Gotland

Ornamental upright replica of a picture stone from Gotland.

  • Some of the images are though to depict scenes from the Hildr legend.
  • Height 12cm (4.5").
  • Weight 315g (11.1oz).

AYGS1 - Lärbro picture stone from Gotland:
£18.00 (US$ | €)

AYGS2 - Hunninge picture stone from Gotland

AYGS2 - Hunninge picture stone from Gotland

Ornamental upright replica of a picture stone from 8th Century Gotland.

  • Illustrates imagery from the tradition of the Nibelungenliend.
  • On the top of the stone there is a man on a horse with a dog meeting a woman and two men fighting near a dead man who is holding a ring. This is thought to possibly represent Sigurd and Brynhild, Sigurd and Gunnar fighting, and Sigurd's death. Alternatively, the man carrying a ring could be the messenger Knéfrøðr. On the bottom left, the scene depicts a woman watching the snake pit where Gunnar is lying, and at the bottom three men who possibly could be Gunnar and Hogli attacking Atli.
  • Height 10cm (4").
  • Weight 175g (6.2oz).

AYGS2 - Hunninge picture stone from Gotland:
£18.00 (US$ | €)