In Åland islands ( autonomous region of Finland which has been inhabited by swedish speaking people in about 1500 AD ) infra red areal photography
have possibly spotted iron age longhouse which is 40 meters long and 12 meters wide. There has not been many similar longhouses at this size found,
one similar is in Birka west from Stockholm in inlands.
Archaeologists has not yet started digging the ruins out but have found several items which tells that this area was in use by elite at the time.
Items found are from 6th AD to end of viking era.
Åland islands as well as Gotland island are said to been a important commercial places and a part of King Fornjotr´s finnish empire according many
outside nordic texts and nordic saga´s.
Map of Kvenland and finnish tribes
Historical Map of Europe at the death of Charles the Great, 814
Archaeologist estonian Kristin Ilves believes that this found will change everything we now know about social structure of the era.
Maybe this found will bring some light to King Fornjotr.
KING FORNJÒT OF KVENLAND, FINLAND AND GOTLAND
According to the medieval Orkneyinga saga, Fornjót was a "king", who "reigned over Gotland, which we now know as Finland and Kvenland".
According to Hversu Noregr byggðist, Fornjót's great-grandson Old Snow and his son Thorri were also kings. Old Snow is mentioned also in
Ynglingasaga, in relation to Finland.
According to Hversu Noregr byggdist, Thorri "ruled over Gothland, Kvenland (Kænlandi), and Finland" - and the Kvens made sacrifices to Thorri.
The medieval accounts which discuss the royal lineages sprung from Fornjót and his descendants, mainly Nór and Gór, leading to the later rulers of
Sweden and other countries, include - but are not limited to - the following:
The Beowulf (8th-10th century), Íslendingabók (8th-10th century), Poetic Edda (c. 800-1000), the Ynglingatal (late 9th century), Historia Norvegiæ
(late 12th century), Skáldskaparmál (c. 1220), Hyndluljóð (13th century), Gesta Danorum (started c. 1185, finished c. 1216), Ynglinga saga (c.
1225), Orkneyinga Saga (c. 1230), Hversu Noregr byggðist (c. 1387), Ættartolur (1387).
Kvenlad and how it is described in ancient texts is another fascinating story.. i might add some links later