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Fun viking festivals in Scandinavia

Viking Festivals in Scandinavia

Fancy getting up close and personal with the Vikings? Maybe one of these festivals in Norway, Sweden or Denmark will take your fancy. Viking culture has always been popular but in the past few years that...
Scan of the Oslofjord viking ship find

Viking Ship Found In Norway’s Oslofjord Region

A burial site featuring what seems to be a complete viking ship has been discovered in the Vestfold county in Norway. This article was first published on Forbes.com Many spectacular finds have been unearthed in the...
Viking ship sailing

Famous Vikings from History

We all know the Vikings – history’s most feared and famous globetrotting pillagers. Our endless fascination with Norse prehistory makes them the ideal subject for the TV drama series that bears their name. But who were...
Painting of viking funeral

A Viking Funeral: Burial Rituals from the Norse Age

Join us on our quest to separate myth from reality in our search for the perfect journey into the afterlife. We all know Viking funerals, right? We’ve seen it on screen: a body – generally the...
Viking longhouse at Avaldsnes in Norway

Viking Homes Were Stranger Than Fiction

Inside the Viking household: portals to the dead, magical artefacts and ‘slaves’. The Vikings are more popular than ever. TV shows such as Last Kingdom and Vikings have added dramatic license to particular historical accounts, while new...
Viking woman standing near Drakkar on seashore

Huge Viking Ship Found Near Fredrikstad

A team of archaeologists in Norway have detected one of the largest Viking ship graves ever found using advanced radar technologies. The Oslofjord region has turned up treasure again! A team of archaeologists have discovered what...
A tattooed Viking man

Ideas for Viking Tattoos

Considering a Viking-themed tattoo? Here's some visual inspiration! Both vikings and Norse mythology have such a massive cultural impact today. From the growing popularity of viking names to the reenactment societies all across the world and major...
A picture of Vikings in Norway

The Vikings in Norway

One of the things Norway is most famous for is the Vikings. Come with us as we tour the country to find out more. While the Vikings had settlements all over Scandinavia, throughout Europe and the...
Example Viking longhouses

The Viking Lifestyle

The ordinary nature of how the Vikings lived day-to-day may surprise you. Whenever someone mentions Vikings, the general picture painted in the mind’s eye is of burly blonde dudes with horn-winged helmets hopping out of a...
Nordic Viking history

What Does the Word ‘Viking’ Really Mean?

Does the word Viking really mean raider? A University professor gives us the lowdown on the story behind the word. We all know about the Vikings. Those hairy warriors from Scandinavia who raided and pillaged, and...