The love for pets in Scandinavia

The love for pets in Scandinavia is almost fanatical. You walk across the streets in any city and it will be unlikely that you miss seeing someone walking alongside a dog. Of all the pets, dogs lead as a darling of the Scandinavians. They treat the dogs almost like or …

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Viking History

Over 1000 years ago, Norsemen left their homes with the aim of pursuing reaches abroad. Therefore, Vikings refer to the name of seafaring individuals from Scandinavia who traded, settled, pirated, and raided different parts of Europe from the 8th to 11th centuries. T he achievements of the Vikings included raiding …

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Norwegian viking heritage sites

Norwegian viking heritage sites to explore

If you’re interested in viking culture and norse mythology there’s no better place to visit than Norway. The country is a natural part of Viking history and several heritage sites are still possible to visit today. So, if you want to walk in the footsteps of famous vikings Norway should …

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Valkyrie Names

Just like the Norwegian last names had meanings, the Valkyrie names represented the group of the warrior maidens that served god Odin. The Valkyries were powerful females sent to the battlefield in choosing pass judgment on the slain. They are believed to have supernatural powers and would be flown through …

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Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian elkhound is a breed that dog lovers will always have something to talk about. Whatever anyone may say about this breed of dogs, it is never lost that the dogs have a long history which dates back to the Viking era. In their incessant raiding spree, the Vikings always …

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Viking wedding

There can never be an interesting read than that which dates back to the Viking age. Today, weddings are common events where two lovebirds come together to make vows before witnesses. But what did the weddings in the viking time look like?  I love weddings just like any other people …

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Viking Tattoos

The Vikings were more than just barbarians and plunder. They were complex people, keen travelers, farmers, skilled seafarers, the balance of the universe, and believers in destiny. When talking about the famous Vikings, individuals such as Erick the Red, Eric Bloodaxe, Olaf Tryggvason, Harald Hardrada, and Stiklestad Museum are well …

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Norse God of War

Norse god of war is part of the rich Norse mythology. The Norse mythology has up to twelve important Gods whose place in the Nordic region myths is highly regarded. Aside from the god of war, Tyr, some other eleven Norse Gods include Odin, Thor, Balder, Vidar, Vale, Brage, Heimdall, …

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Famous Vikings

Famous Vikings

Famous Vikings occupy an important place in the history of Scandinavia which no one can choose to conveniently ignore. It does not matter what any person thinks or feels about what they did. Yes, they conducted raids, conquest and often created havoc. Nonetheless, Scandinavia as it is today is traced …

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Viking Sword

Viking Sword

The viking Sword was never any ordinary weapon. In fact, swords were great symbols of a great warrior. Because these swords were not easy to make, they cost an arm and both legs. So, they were a great symbol of prestige and status. Owners were buried with their swords or …

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A Quick Overview of Iceland

The first time anyone hears the name Iceland, what comes to the mind is snow and ice. The brain quickly clicks that this must be an extremely cold country; a refrigerator of sorts. True to its name and whatever idea any one picks from it, Iceland is a cold country. …

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Blonde Scandinavian

Breaking Scandinavian stereotypes

There are a lot of different Scandinavian stereotypes and today we are going to break some of the most common ones. We are no longer the Vikings many people still associate us with, nor do we have polar bears walking the streets. Let us see what we Scandinavians actually are.  …

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Viborg

The Viborg honeymoon

Viborg Viborg, Denmark is one of the best and coziest tourist destinations in Scandinavia today. It has a very small and quaint population of just under 35,000 people, and it is located in the central part of the country. Despite its very small footprint, Viborg offers the perfect honeymoon opportunity …

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Visby – Gotland

The Viking Town of Visby In the midst of the Baltic Sea lies this gem of an island that in eons has been a popular place for Swedish tourists. Also in recent years, tourists from abroad definitely have discovered this special place, and it is certainly worth it! Here is some …

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Gothenburg-The City by The Sea

Gothenburg Sweden’s second largest city and known for being the home to Liseberg, The Göta Canal, and a lot of fun, but it is also an oasis of shopping, trendy bars and even a dedicated Volvo museum. The city lies on both sides of the Göta Coastal Mouth, and has …

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Aalborg City Guide

Aarhus – The World’s Smallest Big City

Aarhus City The world’s smallest big city, Aarhus, in Denmark, is a vibrant place with Danish charm, beautiful surroundings and sausages. Vikings certainly did something right when they founded this city. With around 330,000 inhabitants, Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city. Housing around 40,000 students, it is also a young and …

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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 …

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Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum Located in Oslo, the Viking Ship Museum is a part of Norway’s Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo. This is one of the largest collections of Viking ships and other pieces of Nordic culture in the world, making it a must-view site for anybody …

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