Entries Tagged ‘Vikings’

Nidaros Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace

Nidarosdomen – Nidaros Cathedral Nidaros Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway. It boasts a textured Medieval history that began with the adventures of St Olav, the fierce Viking who was converted to Christianity and became King of Norway. The Cathedral has been under construction from the early ten hundreds and […]

Nidaros Cathedral: The Symbol of a Nation

Nidarosdomen (Nidaros Cathedral) stands tall and proud near the mouth of the Nidelva river in Trondheim, Norway. It owes its name to Trondheim’s medieval town which was called after the river: ‘Nid’ and ‘os’ (meaning river mouth). Nidarosdomen has all the stats to impress (biggest this, oldest that, and most ‘northernest’) but that is not […]

Rock Carvings in Tennes: The Discovery

The Balsfjord Church still stands proud today and remains a gathering place for the locals, however, travellers use it as a marker to make a journey back in time. … In 1799 Professor Martin Vahl from the Copenhagen University, and the first botanist to travel to Northern Norway, found a stag-like figure carved in rock on a farm in Balsfjord.

How Norway Became a Country: In Love and Folklore

haraldharfagre.jpgHow Norway became a country is shrouded in mystery and folklore. The most well known tale is of Harald Hårfagre who gathered the small kingdoms of the north into a unified nation in 872AD – and of course, this story is about love.

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