Category: Sports

Could This Be World’s Most Spectacular Football Stadium?

On a picturesque island from the north of Norway there lies a spectacular football stadium. In the small Norwegian fishing village of Henningsvær which is situated on the southern coast of the island of Austvågøy, Lofoten, Nordland, the local football stadium overlooks a majestic natural landscape formed by tall mountains and the nearby waters of…


Entertainment During The Viking Age: Leisure, Games, And Sports

Life during the Viking Age in the Norse realms wasn’t as dull as some people assume. On the contrary, the Norsemen had been practicing a series of games and sports that nowadays we collectively can call entertainment. According to medieval Icelandic literature and archaeological discoveries, it is known that they played both indoor and outdoor…


Athletic Vikings – How The Norsemen Started Skiing 6,000 Years Ago

Skiing is a very popular sport in the mountain regions of the world nowadays. It is mainly practiced for fun by many amateurs, but also professionally, and is quite noteworthy for such countries as Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Austria or the United States when it comes to the Winter Olympics. The etymology of this sport…


Iceland, Qualified For Quarter-Finals At UEFA Euro 2016

The national football team of Iceland progressed to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Euro 2016 championship after defeating England 2-1 during a magical night. It was a hectic start for the match that was played on the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France as part of the Round of 16. England captain Wayne Rooney scored…


Street Celebration In Reykjavík For Iceland’s Success At Euro 2016

Yesterday the Icelanders have been celebrating their first ever win at a major football tournament over Austria (final score 2-1 in the Group F at UEFA Euro 2016 in France) in the city centre of the capital city of Reykjavík. The Icelandic national football team won the last match from the group stages at UEFA…