After last year's blast as guest singer and drummer for the amazing Folket Bortafor Nordavinden, I have the great pleasure and honour to announce that I will be back at Midgardsblot in August 2018 to perform my songs as Runahild. My husband Bjørn will join me on stage, we are very much looking forward to sharing wonderful moments with everyone who will be there, strengthening old connections and creating new bounds!

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"Kvinnekraft" (woman energy) was inspired after a woman circle during january's full moon. I came back home, stared at the magical moon that brightened the snowy landscape and this drum rythm followed by the singing melody and the words came to me naturally.

There is something powerful happening when women gather in a circle, like a pure healing energy born from the bound we create with one an other when we meet as our true authentic self, accepting both our strength and vulnerability, sharing both our inspiration and our wounds, without judgment or competition... reviving the sisterhood spirit!


During the ancestor's night earlier this autumn, just before the november full moon, a few words were inspired to me during a drum journey. I later used the essence of this moment to compose this song that I wanted to share with you for the winter solstice, which will be celebrated this coming thursday 21st... (read more)

While the first album "Seidgaldr" represents a journey to the underworld and to the subconscious to wander through the shadows, embrace and heal the darkness within, "Seidrúnar" is about coming to the inner source connecting us to everything that is in the universe... (read more)



I proudly joined Folket Bortafor Nordavinden for their opening concert at Midgardsblot, it has been beyond amazing to be a part of this experience with such powerful people!


Photo credit: Carl Eok Torgersen

Seidrúnar was originally composed on guitar a few months ago, but later on I got the idea to experiment a bit with one of my crystal singing bowl tuned in B which also was the main tone played on the guitar and it grew up to this 8 min track.

The words I wrote for this song are inspired from a journey to Northern Norway this past winter. A great friend of mine and I decided to take a 2 days drive up to a friend of her, sleeping in a cozy car along the road with sheep skins from my own sheep to keep us warm in the cold nights. We were welcomed by wonderful people in a lovely home and had some amazing, powerful and profound days of sisterhood expressing both our strength and vulnerability, weaving a bound between us through sharing, singing, dancing and drumming. This is also while being there that I got introduced for the first time to crystal singing bowls. So in many ways this song is connected to this beautiful meeting which remains a precious memory to me.

After the release of "I Vølven's Vev", Runahild felt the time came to take a rest from Eliwagar. Her musical inspiration was leading her on new paths therefore she decided to create a side project under her artist name.

While Eliwagar is often about dreaming herself away to a long forgotten past, to the mystical land of Hyperborea which she refers to as her spiritual home, Rúnahild's project takes deeper roots into spiritual experiences from this lifetime.

Her first album Seidgaldr (seid=old Norse type of sorcery, galdr=incantations/spell) takes partly inspiration from different drum circles she has been a part of at several occasions - celebration of the seasons, drum journey, etc - where she experienced how everyone can instantly harmonize to one an other in a very natural and deeply beautiful way. The voices being woven together on drum rythms transcending the soul with a pure feeling of extase, allowing the energies to flow freely within the self, painting landscapes to travel through.

Some songs or elements on Seidgaldr are based on improvised recordings to try to recreate the atmosphere from a drum circle when it is all about letting the energies of the moment guide the artistic work.

The main theme of this album can be described as a journey to the subconscious or to the underworld, to wander through our darkness and shadows to nurture our inner self, to create light from our wounds and to grow higher as we reach deeper.


 Waking up on the island Dønna (Northern Norway) to a magical atmosphere reigning over the many burial mounds from the iron age period.

Runahild Playlist

Rúnahild - Seidsang & Seidhjallar

 Double CD edition, digipack limited to 500 copies
23 euros including shipping

Rúnahild - Seidrúnar

14 euros (postpaid included)

Rúnahild - Seidgaldr

 14 euros including postpaid