The Scandinavian Languages – A Common History

Scandinavian languages evolving

Scandinavian languages, which are also called North Germanic languages belong to a group of Germanic languages known as the modern standard, which include Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic and Faroese. These languages are typically divided into two groups – the East Scandinavian of which are Danish and Swedish and West Scandinavian (which are Norwegian, Icelandic, and … Read more

The Stave Churches

The Stave Churches in Norway The Stave churches are  the most important examples of the European medieval architecture when we look at wooden constructions. Most of the stave churches built in Norway during the Middle Ages were stave churches. Timber was the natural building material then- and is still the most common- Norwegians would still … Read more

Borgund Stave Church

Borgund Stave church Borgund stave church is located in Borgund in the Laerdal municipality in the county Sogn og Fjordane. Approx. 200 km east of the city Bergen, and 50 km from Flam. This church is considered as a very well preserved stave church -the most authentic of all- from the middle ages. With the incremental … Read more