Tag: Scandinavia

How To Bake Authentic Viking Age Knekkebrød (Crisp Bread)

Crisp bread was one of the most popular snacks of the Norsemen during the perilous and tumultuous Viking period. As a matter of fact, even before the start of this historical era crisp bread was baked in central present-day Sweden as early as c. 500 A.D. Under different varieties (including wheat loaf, rye loaf, and…


The Language Of The Norsemen – Old Norse And Its Dialects

Old Norse (autonym: ‘Dönsk tunga’ – ‘Danish tongue’) was a an Old Germanic language spoken by the ancient Indo-European inhabitants of Scandinavia (i.e. the Norsemen) as well as by their descendants in the North Atlantic colonies of the Viking Age (e.g. the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, England, Ireland, and Vinland) over the course of the…


5 Spectacular Viking Village Museums From Scandinavia

Below is a list of five spectacular Viking Age Village Museums from Scandinavia worth visiting: 1. Frederikssund Viking Village The Frederikssund Viking Village is based in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen on the island of Zealand (Sjælland). It is an authentic Viking Age reconstruction of a Norse settlement which comprises five pit houses (that could have been…


The Complex Norse Mythology: The Gods Of The Norsemen

Before Christianity was officially introduced to Scandinavia in the 12th century, its inhabitants had their own ancient polytheistic religion which orbited around a series of complex mythical figures such as Odin, Thor, Loki, Freya, Sif, Ullr, Skaði, and many others. The Norse mythology comprises the totality of myths passed on from generation to generation since Ancient…


A Brief Overview On The Scandinavian Folklore And The Norse Mythology

The Scandinavian folklore represents the entirety of myths, customs, traditions, legends, fables, and superstitions which stem from the Norse mythology and are shared by the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. In spite of the fact that Iceland and the Faroe Islands are not geographically located in Scandinavia, due to…