Tag: Scandinavia

The Lombards – One Of The Ravaging Germanic Tribes Of The Dark Ages

The Lombards (also known under the term Longobards stemming from the Latin ‘Longobardi’) were one of the most powerful and ravaging migratory tribes in Europe in the time of the Roman Empire’s stagnation and, ultimately, decadence throughout late Antiquity. They reached their peak of expansionist power when they ruled over a kingdom consisting of most…


Gløgg – The Traditional Scandinavian Mulled Wine

Gløgg (also alternatively spelled as ‘glögg’ in Swedish and Icelandic) is a traditional type of mulled wine made and served in Scandinavia. As such, it is tremendously popular in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, especially throughout the Christmas holidays. There are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of gløgg, with or without various fruit flavours, that are…


20 Spectacular Natural Landscapes From The Nordic Countries

There are doubtlessly a lot of natural landscapes to discover and enjoy in Scandinavia and the Nordic countries in general. Below is depicted only a series of twenty such spectacular sceneries that you should see. The photographs will be displayed in the following geographic order: Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway. Thus, without further…


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…