HID­DEN GEM: LAND OF THE NORSE

Al­ways be­lieved that the Vik­ing era was just a myth? Check out the 10 real places in Scan­di­navia that will make you travel back in time.

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THE MOVIE HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON MIGHT BE SET IN A FIC­TIONAL VIK­ING WORLD, BUT HIS­TORY GEEKS WILL KNOW THAT THIS ME­DIEVAL ERA IS MORE THAN JUST A MYTH. TO CEL­E­BRATE THE RE­LEASE OF THE THIRD IN­STAL­MENT OF THIS BELOVED AN­I­MA­TION SE­RIES ON 31ST JAN­UARY, WE’RE PAY­ING TRIB­UTE TO LE­GIT VIK­ING LO­CA­TIONS IN SCAN­DI­NAVIA THAT YOU CAN VISIT IRL!

Say the word ‘Vik­ing’ and the first three things that prob­a­bly come to mind are horned hel­mets (though his­to­ri­ans have since proven it’s a mis­con­cep­tion), long­ships and of course, Thor. Known as sea­far­ing norse­men, Vik­ings aren’t just sav­age pi­rates and bar­baric in­vaders; they’re also the most skilled farm­ers, global traders and seaborne ex­plor­ers of their time – from the late eighth cen­tury to the late 11th cen­tury. So if you’re in­ter­ested to travel back to the age of shield maid­ens and coura­geous war­riors, all you need to do is pay these coun­tries a visit!

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