Tag: Denmark

Bornholm – The Picturesque And Mesmerising Danish Island In The Baltic

Bornholm is one of the most captivating natural, historical, and cultural gems of the Kingdom of Denmark. Located to a considerable extent eastward and relatively remote from the rest of continental Denmark (namely in the Baltic Sea), one would often find the closest way to reach Jutland or Zealand from Bornholm by voyaging with the…


New Viking Age Ring-Shaped Fortress Discovered In Denmark

In August, 2017, a group of archaeologists used laser technology to locate a well-shaped, circular ring fortification that dates back to the time of King Harald Bluetooth on the island of Zealand, Denmark. This is the first round citadel of its kind to be discovered on Danish soil since the mid 20th century onwards. Several…


A Brief History Of The City Of Aalborg, Denmark During The Viking Era

Aalborg (alternatively spelled in Danish as ‘Ålborg’) is currently Denmark’s fourth-largest city by means of total population and area as well as an important university centre in Northern Europe. The city is situated in the proximity of Limfjorden (a 110 miles-long strait in the north of Jutland) and almost halfway between the North and Baltic…


Wolves Returned To Denmark After More Than Two Centuries

A wild pack of at least five wolves was quite recently spotted wandering in Jutland, Denmark. This makes it the first of its kind on Danish soil in more than two centuries. The vast majority of the wolves from the pack could have arrived in the west of Jutland during late 2012. In the meantime,…


Danish Vikings Could Have Produced Their Own Wine Domestically

According to recent archaeological research on the Viking Age and Iron Age historical settlement at Lake Tissø on the island of Zealand, Denmark, the Danish Vikings may have well produced their own wine domestically. Previously, it was thought that wine was largely imported from southern Europe to Viking Age Denmark through bygone trading networks, but this…