Tag: Norway

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…


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…


10 Viking Facts About The Norwegian Forest Cats

The Norwegian Forest cat is a very popular pet choice in Norway, Sweden, Iceland as well as France. This cat breed originated in Northern Europe and is also one of the most adored in the whole wide world. In Norwegian, the Norwegian Forest cat is known as ‘Norsk skogkatt’ or as ‘Norsk skaukatt’ (skogkatt/skaukatt literally…