After winter’s heavy meals, many of us crave fresh ingredients as Spring arrives
Trolls, elves, dwarves and gods. These are just a few of the many fabled creatures that are deeply embedded in our popular culture, from comic books to movies to video games. But where did they originate?
Did you know that the Arctic region is home to volcanoes? Iceland is actually one of the most volcanically active places in the world thanks to its location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet.
This month, on February 6, we celebrate National Sámi Day. For the indigenous people of the Sápmi region, which spans the northernmost parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, storytelling through song has been part of their culture for centuries.
With its snowy climate and ample trail access, Norway is an ideal place for athletes to train and excel at winter sports. The country is home to some of the world’s greatest winter athletes.
Attention movie buffs! If you’re looking to cozy up and watch some Norwegian films this winter, here are five classics to check out.
As 2020 comes to a close, so does another year of Viking magazine. What a year it has been! Our 12 issues from 2020 include 37 feature stories that span topics such as Scandinavian food, travel, history, modern culture, genealogy and more. Here’s a look back at some of this year’s must-read articles.
Winter is the best time to embrace the hygge way of life. In the December issue of Viking magazine, we show readers how to celebrate the Scandinavian lifestyle concept of hygge by getting cozy, crafty and inspired by nature.
Norway’s fortresses all hold secrets of the past. They were built as far back as the 1100s and as recently as the German occupation. Once built to keep invaders out, today they invite people in.
Admired worldwide for its simplicity and understated elegance, Nordic design is a balance of functionality and aesthetics. With a respect for nature, love of light and desire to juxtapose classic styles with contemporary accents, Scandinavians design their homes for logical living.