Tag: Iceland

Viking Voyages Interactive Map

There is a tendency still today of a perception that in historic times people were not mobile, because of no cars, trains, powered ships or aircraft voyages. However, there was substantial mobility during the Roman Empire era. Also, the whole

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8 locations with lasting Viking footprint

The travel site Trivago has named the following Top-8 Viking Age locations to visit for their lasting Viking footprint: Jorvik Viking Center, York, England Lofotr Vikingemuseum, Lofoten, Norway Ribe Vikingecenter, Ribe, Denmark Waterford Viking Triangle, Waterford, Ireland Birka, Björkö, Sweden

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Lesser Known Icelandic Sagas

Interesting blog article by Medievalists.net, naming and briefly describing 10 lesser known Icelandic sagas. Read the full article which includes links to many of English translations of the texts via the Read More link below. The article covers the following

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Remains of Viking long house discovered in downtown Reykjavik

Excavations over the summer in downtown Reykjavik have uncovered the remains of a 20meter longhouse, making it the largest found on Iceland to date. Discovered under a former parking lot, given the size it is believed to have belonged to

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