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14 Funny Facts about Scandinavia

Usually Scandinavia is associated with winter sports and fjords; countries inhabited by tall, statuesque blondes and Vikings.  Yet there is so much more to...

Life in Lapland

The indigenous Sami of northern Scandinavia, a hardy semi-nomadic people, can trace their roots back thousands of years. The Sami call themselves “the people of...
Did You Know This About Norway?

Did You Know This About Norway?

Famous as the home of the medieval Vikings, this northern nation is also known for its majestic fjords, mountains, charming towns, and diverse wildlife....
Valley of Vikings in Norway

Valley of Vikings in Norway

Each summer in Gudvangen a week long market festival congregates to celebrate the Vikings. On the area, a permanent Viking Village is soon to be established....
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Ice-Age Scandinavia

As the ice floss retreated, so the hunter-gatherers moved north, colonizing the Nordic lands and giving rise to the Viking Age. For 1.6 million years,...
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Wreck Diving In Norway

Narvik, in Arctic Norway, was an important harbor at the outbreak of World War II, and was the site of an intense battle between...
Art and culture in Norway

Art and Culture in Norway

After being a world power during the Viking Age, Norway went through various unions with and occupations by Denmark and Sweden until independence in...

The Scandinavian Herring Adventure

In the early Middle Ages, the sound between Sweden and Denmark was so full of herrings that the water seemed to boil. When the...
Utøya Memorial Pavilion, Norway

Utøya Memorial Pavilion, Norway

Five years after the shooting by Anders Breivik at Utøya in Norway, where he killed 69 people, mostly teenagers, Utøya Memorial Pavilion, Norway has...

Norway’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction

More than 100,000 visitors are expected to visit Troll’s Tongue in Hordaland this year – in spite the fact that it was considered a...
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