Entries Tagged ‘Vikings’

From the South of Nid

The Nid river flows through the heart of Trondheim.  It bends round the famous Nidaros Cathedral and forms a natural moat around the city.  The river has kept its name since the Viking Age and is mentioned in prominant sagas such as Snorre Sturlason’s Heimskringla or The Lives of the Norse Kings where St Olav built […]

St Olav’s Church

During excavation work on the site of the new public library in Trondheim, archaeologists found the ruins of what is thought to be Olavskirken (Olav’s Church), a church dating back to the mid-12th century.  Olav was a Viking who went to England and was converted to Christianity.  He returned to Norway to convert the heathen, […]

Right on Lefse

banana-lefsaIn Norway, there are still Lefse recipes around from the 1630s! This is supposedly the traditional and original Hardanger recipe used:

Viking Runes

long-branch-runesRunes were the written language of the Vikings.

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