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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...
A picture of Vikings in Norway

Viking Names

Searching for a cool Viking name for your little warrior? Look no further! More people than ever before are searching for a Norse-inspired name for their new creatures (including children). Perhaps it’s because Norway frequently tops...
Toy Viking ship

Think you know about the Vikings?

Learn the truth about the Vikings with a free audio course. How much do you really know about the Vikings? What is fact, and what is fiction? In a series of 36 vivid lectures by an honored teacher...
Viking reenactment in Trondheim, Norway

How the Vikings Lived

On Sunday Charlotte and I visited the Vikingskipshuset (Viking Ship Museum) on Oslo’s Bygdøy peninsular. I’d been told by some it wasn’t worth the 60kr entry fee so I was a little wary, but Charlotte was...