Category: Films

Unique Iceland (Documentary)

Iceland is a Nordic country located at the crossroads of the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, with a total population of 329,100 (as of January, 2015) and a total area of 103,000 square kilometres (or 40,000 square miles). Iceland is also the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Reykjavík, the capital city, is the country’s…


The Art Of The Vikings (Documentary)

There is a considerable number of myths surrounding the Vikings and the Viking Age. Among the most well known ones are the claims according to which they there were ruthless barbarians who plundered Catholic abbeys during the Dark Ages only out of a cruel instinct, while others have it that they worn horned or winged…


Outlaw: The Saga Of Gisli (1981)

‘Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli’ is an Icelandic historical film released in October, 1981. The film is set in 10th century Iceland (specifically between 940-980) and revolves around a family blood feud in the early medieval Iceland. Based on the actual saga of Gisli (known in Icelandic as ‘Gísla saga Súrssonar‘ — ‘The saga of…


The Viking Sagas (Documentary)

During the High Middle Ages, in a relatively remote part of the world, some of the most renowned historical manuscripts of all time were written. As opposed to what contemporary authors wrote about in mainland Europe throughout the Middle Ages (stories about brave knights and princesses for instance), it was in Iceland that the first…


10 Funny Youtube Videos About Scandinavia

Below is a selection of 10 most funny videos on Youtube that come with a humorous approach towards all the stereotypes concerning Scandinavia, the Scandinavian states, their history, and culture. While some of these might not be found that pleasant by some people (most notably, perhaps, the natives themselves), please keep in mind that the…