King Harald II Gråfell "Graycloak" Eiriksson of Norway
- Born: Abt 920, Norway
- Died: 976, Denmark about age 56
Harald II (-976), surnamed Gråfell (Norwegian) / Graafeld (Danish) /
"Greyhide" (English), was the son of Eric Bloodaxe and a grandson of
Harald Finehair. After his father's death, he and his brothers allied
with King Harald Gormson of Denmark against King Haakon. After
Haakon's death at Fitjar in 961, Harald and his brothers became kings
of Norway, but they had little authority outside Western Norway.
Harald, by being the oldest, was the most powerful of the brothers. He
attempted to strengthen his rule by killing the local rulers Sigurd
Haakonsson, Tryggve Olavsson and Gudrød Bjørnsson. In 976, he was
tricked into coming to Denmark and murdered.
He undertook a viking expedition to Bjarmaland, in northern Russia.