This thesis is about Frisian-Scandianvian contact and exchange from the 8th to the end of the 10th century. Both the extent of contact as well as the different types are at focus, with an emphasis on direct contact between the towns of Dorestad and Kaupang. This is where most of the material selected comes from, and material from other areas is considered where relevant. The material analyses form the basis for the discussions, where the different types of contact and exchange are accounted for, as well as how and why the material analyses contribute to the discussions. The discussions are backed up by the theoretical framework regarding gift-exchange, the subject of mobility and trade and an object biographical approach. The different spheres of exchange are of special significance since they can be used to determine what type (or types) of contact the encircled material represents.