Entries Tagged ‘Vikings’

Flag of Norway

The flags of Norway developed from the age of the Vikings.  A raven banner was flown by many Viking chieftains from the ninth century and was often used as ‘weather-vanes’ (a kind-of weather compass to show the direction of the wind) on Viking Longships. In Old Norse the raven was a popular symbol and represented […]

How Vikings Shaped the English Language

wordvikingMany English words actually come from old Norse language – brought by Vikings to England in medieval times. Here are some words you have probably uttered without realising you are speaking Norwegian!

Dog Sledding

Dog sledding must be one of the must-do activities if you come to Norway in the winter. You get to ‘mush’ through some of the best winter landscapes and experience one of Norway’s top sports that have been used for hunting and travel before the Viking Age. The energy of the dogs is very infectious […]

Saturday in the City: Market Square

The Market Square is in the centre of town and has a great view of the mainland mountains, the famous Arctic Cathedral and the worlds northern-most Cabel Car. During summer you can watch extreme sport lovers paragliding off the mountains in the back ground with their colourful parachutes. In the winter time the community often […]

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