Tag: Scandinavia

Norway – The First Country In The World To Stop Deforestation

Norway has officially become the first country in the world to ban deforestation and stop using products stemming from deforestation. Thus, any product which stems from deforestation will be banned in the Scandinavian state. The Parliament of Norway pledged on May 26, 2016 that the government’s public procurement policy will become deforestation-free. The pledge was…


10 Mythical Beings You Should Know From The Scandinavian Folklore

Below is a list of 10 mythical beings from the Scandinavian folklore that you should know. These fictional characters are part of both the Norse mythology and the Scandinavian folklore and have been described in many texts since Ancient times. The first denomination of some mythological creatures below will be given in Old Norse, followed…


15 Renowned Vikings You Should Know

Below is a list comprising 15 renowned Norsemen (Vikings) who are known for having sailed over the North Atlantic Ocean during the 9th and 10th centuries or who are reputed for having played a pivotal role in the history of the early medieval Scandinavian states and of Western Europe during the early Middle Ages. 15….


Most Well Known Viking Ship Museums In Scandinavia

There are two main Viking Ship Museums in Scandinavia: the first one is located in Oslo, Norway and the second one in Roskilde, Denmark. The Viking Ship Museum from Oslo is located on the western side of the city, on the Bygdøy peninsula. The Roskilde Viking Ship Museum is located at a distance of 20…


25 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Denmark

Below you can read a list of 25 most interesting facts you should know about Denmark: 25. Denmark proper consists of the Jutland peninsula and the nearby 443 islands (of which only 70 are inhabited). Apart from continental Denmark, the Danish kingdom also has overseas possessions, namely Greenland and the Faroe Islands (both being grated…