Resources for researching locations and ancestors in Norway. The map displays old and new names of counties in Norway, which are called fylke.

Resources for researching locations and ancestors in Norway. The map displays old and new names of counties in Norway, which are called fylke.

Hi, my name is Nanna and I’m a 20-year-old blogger from Denmark. I met Brianna in this awesome Facebook group and decided to ask her to do a guest post for my blog and then she also offered m…

Hej, my name is Nanna Mathiasen

Hi, my name is Nanna and I’m a 20-year-old blogger from Denmark. I met Brianna in this awesome Facebook group and decided to ask her to do a guest post for my blog and then she also offered m…

SIGHTS. Forsvarsmuseet (armed Forces Museum). In the heart of Oslo at the ancient Akershus Fortress, this museum traces the history of Norway from the Viking era up to the occupation of Norway by the Nazis in World War II. Enough artifacts are on view to satisfy any warmonger, and the history of

SIGHTS. Forsvarsmuseet (armed Forces Museum). In the heart of Oslo at the ancient Akershus Fortress, this museum traces the history of Norway from the Viking era up to the occupation of Norway by the Nazis in World War II. Enough artifacts are on view to satisfy any warmonger, and the history of

Nordic Flags: interesting to see Orkney and Shetland Islands in there, reflective of their viking history

Nordic Flags: interesting to see Orkney and Shetland Islands in there, reflective of their viking history

'Travel across Lapland and sooner or later you’ll see Sámi in their brightly coloured traditional dress – this is sometimes put on for tourists, but at key festivals in the Sámi calendar wearing these clothes is a sign of pride and fraternity.' Lapland: the Bradt Guide; www.bradtguides.com

'Travel across Lapland and sooner or later you’ll see Sámi in their brightly coloured traditional dress – this is sometimes put on for tourists, but at key festivals in the Sámi calendar wearing these clothes is a sign of pride and fraternity.' Lapland: the Bradt Guide; www.bradtguides.com

Kraken are legendary sea monsters of giant proportions said to have dwelt off the coasts of Norway and Iceland.    Early stories about Kraken, from Norway in the twelfth century, refer to a creature the size of an island. Even in 1752, when the Bishop of Bergen, Erik Ludvigsen Pontoppidan, wrote his Natural History of Norway he described the Kraken as a “floating island” one and a half miles across. He also noted: “It seems these are the creatures’s arms, and, it is said, if they were to lay…

Kraken are legendary sea monsters of giant proportions said to have dwelt off the coasts of Norway and Iceland. Early stories about Kraken, from Norway in the twelfth century, refer to a creature the size of an island. Even in 1752, when the Bishop of Bergen, Erik Ludvigsen Pontoppidan, wrote his Natural History of Norway he described the Kraken as a “floating island” one and a half miles across. He also noted: “It seems these are the creatures’s arms, and, it is said, if they were to lay…

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