Gløgg – The Traditional Scandinavian Mulled Wine

Gløgg (also alternatively spelled as ‘glögg’ in Swedish and Icelandic) is a traditional type of mulled wine made and served in Scandinavia. As such, it is tremendously popular in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, especially throughout the Christmas holidays. There are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of gløgg, with or without various fruit flavours, that are…


Lundehund And Elghund – The Dogs Of The Norwegian Vikings

The Norwegian Lundehund and Elghund are two breeds of dogs which originated in Norway and can actually be quite proud of once accompanying the Norwegian Vikings on through their maritime voyages, just like the other sea faring pet choice of the Norsemen, namely the Norwegian forest cats. The Norsk Lundehund (literally meaning ‘Puffin hound’) is…


Chain Dances – One Of The Oldest Traditions Of The Faroe Islands

The concept of chain dance represents one of the oldest traditions of the Faroe Islands and is deeply rooted within the Faroese folklore. The traditional Faroese dance is a form of circle dance that can trace its roots back to the Middle Ages and is similar to those which were once performed in Scandinavia proper,…


The Faroese Managed To Create Their Own Version Of Google Translate

Relatively recently, the Faroese people managed to create a very useful alternative for Google Translate for those who are interested in learning the Faroese language and visit the Faroe Islands. The small Nordic nation of the Faroe Islands (which is composed of a small archipelago of 18 main islands and several other islets located roughly…


Brand New Viking Age Ring Fortress Discovered In Denmark

In August, 2017, a group of archaeologists used laser technology to locate a well-shaped, circular ring fortification that dates back to the time of King Harald Bluetooth on the island of Zealand, Denmark. This is the first round citadel of its kind to be discovered on Danish soil since the mid 20th century onwards. Several…