A reindeer hunter exploring a mountain in Norway stumbled upon a rather remarkable find in the form of an ancient Viking sword.

Found simply sitting on the ground atop the mountain at an amazing  altitude of 5,300 feet above sea level, the newly-discovered weapon is  believed to be around 1,100 years old.

Although archaeologists say that the sword is fairly standard as far as  Viking relics go, the fact that it was recovered at such an odd location  makes it particularly noteworthy.

More on this strange story at the Coast to Coast AM website.