Touring Vikingsholm

While you are enjoying your stay in Lake Tahoe there are plenty of things you will want to do. Visiting the great Scandinavian structure Vikingsholm is a great way to see some of the great architecture in the region. You can also take a tour of the home of the late Ms.Lora Knight during a summer visit and enjoy the fixtures and foundation of this amazing Scandinavian home.  Located deep in the heart of Lake Tahoe it is an amazing testament to quality workmanship and stunning design from years gone by.

The Vikingsholm Structure

Commissioned by Mrs. Lora Knight in 1929 to Swedish architect Lennart Palme, to build Vikingsholm, this amazing building is revered as one of the best in the United Stated when it comes to Scandinavian structure and architecture. Once you arrive at Vikingsholm you will see for yourself the sod roof, Norse wood engravings and hand crafted timber. The beauty of the house is that of some of the techniques and styles date back to the early 11th century and they truly are a lost art.

Lake Tahoe’s Island

A wonderful addition to the property is Lake Tahoe’s only island called Fannette Island. Complete with the only waterfall in Lake Tahoe, Eagle Falls, this beautiful feature feeds right into the lake. Fannette Island also has a cozy tea house that you can only get to by boat and is photographed often because of its timeless beauty.

A visit to Lake Tahoe truly is not complete without experiencing the beauty and wonder of Vikingsholm, be sure to pack a camera in your bag because you will want to take plenty of photos of this impressive structure so that you can share it with your family and friends.