Tag: Sweden

Discover The Viking Town Of Birka, Sweden

Birka is a Viking Age town that was used in early medieval Sweden as one of the most significant trading posts from the Baltic Sea region. It is located 30 kilometres west of the capital city of Sweden, Stockholm, in Lake Mälaren (alternatively known in English as Lake Malar), specifically on the island of Björkö…


The Art Of The Vikings (Documentary)

There is a considerable number of myths surrounding the Vikings and the Viking Age. Among the most well known ones are the claims according to which they there were ruthless barbarians who plundered Catholic abbeys during the Dark Ages only out of a cruel instinct, while others have it that they worn horned or winged…


15 Facts You Should Know About Sweden

Here is a list of ten interesting facts that you should know about Sweden. 15. Sweden is a Scandinavian country located in Northern Europe. It has a total area of 450,295 square kilometres (or 173,860 square miles), making it the 55th largest state in the world and the 3rd largest in the European Union. Sweden is…


Top 10 Misconceptions About Scandinavia

Below is a top of 10 most popular misconceptions about Scandinavia: 10. The unbearable cold climate A common misconception about Scandinavia is that the weather is very cold and that it rains way too much. In reality, not everywhere in Scandinavia the weather is unbearably cold. It depends very much on the geographic location (i.e….