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Ancient glacier in Scandinavia

Scandinavia Before the Vikings

There’s more to Scandinavian history than the Vikings. There’s resourceful settlers and the Sami people who adapted to the environment in order to survive, and so much more. From watching TV and movies you’d think that Scandinavian history was all...
Lone skier by a mountain cabin in Norway

The History of Skiing in Norway

It's known that the act of skiing dates back at least 8,000 years. Here's the full story of Norway's love affair with skiing, from critical transport method to recreation and sport. It's no surprise to hear...
Olav Tryggvason statue in Trondheim, Norway

Olav Tryggvason: The Founder of Trondheim

His statue stands tall above Trondheim's market square. But how much do you know about one of Norway's former Viking kings? He lived more than 1,000 years ago, yet Olav Tryggvason is one of Norway's most...
Norway Royal Family – King, queen, prince and princess

The Royal Family of Norway

Everything you need to know about one of the coolest royal families in the world – the Norwegian Royal Family. The Norwegian Royal Family is often referred to as the coolest Royal Family in the world....
An individual grave from the Kjøpmannsgata cemetery

Unexpected Cemetery Found in Central Trondheim

During the archaeological excavations in Kjøpmannsgata in the summer, somewhat unexpected traces of a large cemetery from the Middle Ages appeared. Throughout 2019, excavation work has been taking place in connection with new construction projects in...
Archive photography from Stryn on the Nordfjord

Norway in 1900: Living by the Nordfjord

These old photos from around the year 1900 reveal what life used to be like living near one of Norway's most famous fjords. Norway's Nordfjord is a popular tourism spot with locals and international visitors. Cruise...
Historic Akershus Castle in Oslo, Norway

The History of Oslo

Oslo wasn’t always the capital of Norway. And for 300 years it wasn’t even called Oslo! Read on to find out more about Norway’s biggest city. The Oslo of today is every bit a modern European...
Lantern slide of Geiranger, Norway, circa 1900

Norway in 1900: Amazing Souvenir Lantern Slides

Step back in time more than 100 years with this collection of hand-tinted lantern slides. They capture some of the most popular tourist destinations in Norway, and how different they look! If you want to see...
Historical Bergen wharf

The History of Bergen

From a Viking trading city called Bjørgvin to the modern city we know today, Bergen's history is a fascinating one. Modern Bergen is known as the gateway to the fjords and is an important economic centre...
The Bergsgraven remains in Sweden included a battle axe

DNA Reveals Details of Scandinavian Battle Axe Culture

A new study published by the Royal Society reveals secrets about the mysterious Neolithic Battle Axe culture in parts of Scandinavia. We know now more about these fascinating 5,000-year-old people. The Battle Axe Culture (BAC) describes...