Category: Geography

Discover The Viking Town Of Birka, Sweden

Birka is a Viking Age town that was used in early medieval Sweden as one of the most significant trading posts from the Baltic Sea region. It is located 30 kilometres west of the capital city of Sweden, Stockholm, in Lake Mälaren (alternatively known in English as Lake Malar), specifically on the island of Björkö…


Discover Denmark’s Viking Ring Fortresses

There are five major Viking Age ring-shaped fortresses that have been discovered in Denmark thus far. In addition to the five Viking ring citadels from Denmark, there are others located in Scania, southern Sweden. There is another possible ring fortress in Rygge, Østfold, Norway, as well as another possible one in Helsingborg, Sweden (suggested in…


Discover The Viking Village Of Avaldsnes, Norway

Avaldsnes is a village located in the Karmøy municipality pertaining to Rogaland county in south-western Norway. The settlement is located very close to the town of Haugesund. It is reputed for its cultural importance within Norway. It is known that the village of Avaldsnes was the oldest seat of the King of Norway. King Harald…


Denmark And Canada: ‘Whiskey War’ Over Hans Island

Why for most of the people a barren, small and uninhabited island would mean little to nothing at all, for two countries the deserted Hans Island located almost halfway between the Ellesmere Island and northwestern Greenland (specifically in the Kennedy Channel of the Nares Strait) seem to represent an important territorial issue. Since the 1930s…


The Viking Age Ring Fortress Of Trælleborg, Sjælland, Denmark

The Viking ring fortress of Trælleborg is located on the island of Sjælland (Zealand) in Denmark. Situated in the proximity of the small town of Slagelse, the fortress is one of the five of its kind built in Denmark during the Viking Age. The other ring fortresses in Denmark dating back to the Viking Age…