Tag: Norway

New Viking Village In Norway To Become Reality As 2017 Progresses

The picturesque UNESCO Norwegian Nærøyfjord area in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Western Norway will see Njardarheimr Viking Village steadily becoming a reality as 2017 progresses. A popular touristic destination for ship cruises in Scandinavia, the village of Gudvangen from the same fjord will be soon home to a small reconstructed…


A Brief History Of The Stave Churches From Norway

The Norwegian stave churches (or singularly known in Norwegian as ‘stavkirke’) are doubtlessly some of the most illustrative examples of Norway’s history and culture that date back to the Middle Ages. They have been classified as historical monuments in Norway. Once common throughout much of Northern Europe, the stave churches gradually disappeared, with only about…


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…


10 Google Doodles For The Scandinavian Countries

Here is a list comprising ten popular doodles made by Google that have been associated with the national days of each Scandinavian country, namely Denmark, Norway and Sweden. For a better resolution, please click to enlarge for each image. But before we get started, below are the key dates for each of these three Nordic…


The Three Swords Monument In Stavanger, Norway

‘The Swords in Rock’ (known in Norwegian as ‘Sverd i fjell’) is an architectural complex situated in the Møllebukta bay, Hafrsfjord, from the Madla borough of the city of Stavanger, Rogaland county, south-western Norway. It was designed by Norwegian sculptor Fritz Røed in order to symbolise the unification of Norway, and was unveiled by King Olav V of…