Tag: Norway

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…


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…


1,200-year-old Viking Age Sword Found By A Hiker In Norway

In late October, 2015 a hiker by the name Goran Olsen discovered a 1,200-year-old Viking Age sword in southern Norway, while enjoying an excursion in the small village of Haukeli from Vinje municipality, Telemark county, southern Norway. The Hordaland County council was surprised by the discovery, with county conservator Per Morten Ekerhovd informing CNN in an interview that…


Norway – The First Country In The World To Stop Deforestation

Norway has officially become the first country in the world to ban deforestation and stop using products stemming from deforestation. Thus, any product which stems from deforestation will be banned in the Scandinavian state. The Parliament of Norway pledged on May 26, 2016 that the government’s public procurement policy will become deforestation-free. The pledge was…