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As the first nation in the world, Norway has implemented a system where destinations can be environmental certified at a national level. But Norwegian sustainability...

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England Under Attack from Vikings

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Breakthrough on Understanding Demographic History of Scandinavian Stone-Age Humans

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Red-sailed ships terrorizing the Mediterranean

Back in the year 859, with a fleet of 62 red-sailed ships, the Viking chieftain Hasting negotiated the Straits of Gibraltar, sacked Algericas, spent...

In Bed With A Norwegian

That’s right. I’m opening my bedroom door. But let me warn you, it’s chilly….And I’m not just saying that to shake off porn-seekers.The temperature In...
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A Smile is the Shortest Distance – A Tribute to Victor Borge

Victor Borge was born as Børge Rosenbaum in Copenhagen, Denmark, into a Jewish family. His parents, Bernhard and Frederikke Rosenbaum, were both musicians (his father...

The Vikings – Medieval Thugs or Merchant Traders?

The Vikings plundered their way into the annals of Scandinavian history. But archeology reveals there’s more to these raiders than meets the eye.At first...

Snapshots of Scandinavia

Fjords, Vikings, reindeer, colorful fishing villages, northern lights, maybe a stave church, that is the images many travelers already may have of Scandinavia. But...
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