Tag: Scandinavia

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…


Food In The Viking Age: The Self-sufficient Norse Cuisine

The development of the Norse cuisine was highly marked by three distinct elements: the lifestyle of the early medieval Scandinavian communities, the Nordic climate of most of Scandinavia, and the relative geographic isolation of this region from most of continental Europe. Accustoming in the passing of time to the long, cold, and dark winter seasons,…


Athletic Vikings – How The Norsemen Started Skiing 6,000 Years Ago

Skiing is a very popular sport in the mountain regions of the world nowadays. It is mainly practiced for fun by many amateurs, but also professionally, and is quite noteworthy for such countries as Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Austria or the United States when it comes to the Winter Olympics. The etymology of this sport…


Commerce And Key Markets In Scandinavia During The Viking Era

Commerce in Viking Age Scandinavia is mostly known to have taken place between the major trading ports located around the North and Baltic seas. During the Viking Age, the most significant emporia situated along the coastlines of the previously mentioned bodies of water (or in their vicinity) were the following ones (approximate or precise contemporary…


How To Make Delicious Hot Dogs – The Proper Danish Way

In terms of quick snack gastronomy, the Danes are mostly famous for their open faced sandwich on rye bread — known in Danish as ‘Smørrebrød‘ — or for the Danish pickled herring, yet some people might not be weary of the fact that some of the most delicious hot dogs in the whole wide world are…