Tag: Denmark

The Two Largest Viking Age Settlements From Northern Europe

This article will briefly discuss the two most largest Norse settlements dating to the Viking period in Northern Europe. The first one, judging by its size and its population, was most likely Hedeby, although recent research suggests that Uppåkra might have very well surpassed the latter in both regards. Hedeby Hedeby was an important Viking…


The Viksø Helmets – Denmark’s Sacred Artefacts From The Bronze Age

The Viksø helmets are some of the most reputed and prominent artefacts dating from the Bronze Age in Denmark. These ancient relics were discovered in 1942 on the site of a bog called Brøns Mose located westward of the small town of Veksø on the island of Zealand.  These two helmets were dated from the…


10 Astonishing Castles You Should Visit In Denmark

Here’s a list comprising eight absolutely astonishing castles and strongholds that you should visit in Hamlet’s land — Denmark. Keep in mind that this is not a top, but a list. Therefore, all of the following historical Danish landmarks are worth visiting depending on your preference. As such, the castles have been listed in no…


Top 5 Greatest Viking Longships Of Contemporary Times

Here is a top of the five greatest Viking Age longships built in contemporary times. The following are either replicas of well known Viking longships or vessels that have been built from scratch, based on the concept of the ships used by the Norsemen during the early Middle Ages. For this top, there have been…


The Vikings Of Danish King Harald Bluetooth, Possibly Polish Mercenaries

Harald ‘Blåtand’ Gormsson (known in Old Norse as Haraldr blátǫnn Gormsson, in Danish as Harald Blatant Gormsen and English as Harald Bluetooth) was likely born in 935 as the son of King Gorm the Old (Gorm den Gamle) and of Thyra Dannebod. Harald Bluetooth is one of the most renowned Vikings of all time and an…