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Historic Viking Ship Excavation Starts In Norway

For the first time in 100 years, a viking ship grave is being excavated in Norway. Here's what archaeologists and researchers hope to find. Last year a viking ship grave was discovered by new georadar technology...
Norse God Odin by a fjord

Viking Religion: From the Norse Gods to Christianity

Viking culture is intertwined with the stories of the Norse Gods. Yet it was also the Vikings that introduced Christianity to Norway. Beginning more than 1,000 years ago, the Viking Age was a time of religious...
Avaldsnes viking farm signpost

Avaldsnes: Norway’s Home of Viking Kings

A trip to the viking farm and Nordvegen history centre at Avaldsnes, near Haugesund in western Norway. Since moving to Norway I've become more interested in the country's viking past. I've watched documentaries, read several books...
Viking warriors in the water

Fun Facts About The Vikings

Browse these Viking facts to learn something new about some of history's most famous people. Modern TV shows have shot the popularity of the time off the charts. But how much do you really know about...
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...