Norway’s first Viking longship excavation in over a century is nearing its final stages, with work expected to conclude in early 2021 following an extension of the project. It has been a source of fascination among academics and casual enthusiasts alike, with findings that may shed new light on early Viking society.
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.
Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen hungered for ice-choked seas and desert places. He was driven by a passion for new knowledge. In leading the first expedition through the Northwest Passage, and then to the South Pole, Amundsen transformed science into a great adventure. And he left nobody indifferent. Coming October 19th, Sons of Norway will present a virtual screening of The Blinding [...]
In the 1930’s, a farmer in southern Norway wanted to cultivate new land, so he set about draining a wetland near his farm. During the process, he discovered several strange items on the wetland: fish hooks and harpoons carved from bone, as well as killer whale bones and bluefin tuna bones.
There is growing consensus among archaeologists that there was a Viking era in Norway, including exploration through maritime travel, a full 2,000 years before the established Viking Age.