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…

10 Amazing Viking Sites in Norway for Fans of Vikings - These incredible sites are in one the world's most beautiful places. Rich with history and legends.

10 Amazing Viking Sites in Norway for Fans of Vikings - These incredible sites are in one the world's most beautiful places. Rich with history and legends.

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.

See inside some of the most beautiful libraries around the world, including Austria, Norway, England and Canada.

Beautiful Libraries Around the World

See inside some of the most beautiful libraries around the world, including Austria, Norway, England and Canada.

Angles, Saxons, Jutes & Frisians (Anglo Saxons) - Founding of England, settlement - Keel boats - Angles in the North of England also included people from Norway and Western Sweden

Angles, Saxons, Jutes & Frisians (Anglo Saxons) - Founding of England, settlement - Keel boats - Angles in the North of England also included people from Norway and Western Sweden

The Norwegian Vikings! The remains of the biggest Viking ship in Norway was found at Nordfjordeid.

The Norwegian Vikings! The remains of the biggest Viking ship in Norway was found at Nordfjordeid.

A young polar bear leaps between drifts of Barents Sea ice in Svalbard, Norway’s Arctic archipelago. Glacial ice covers more than half of the island chain, which lies 400 miles (640 kilometers) north of the Norwegian mainland.-- National Geographic.

A young polar bear leaps between drifts of Barents Sea ice in Svalbard, Norway’s Arctic archipelago. Glacial ice covers more than half of the island chain, which lies 400 miles (640 kilometers) north of the Norwegian mainland.-- National Geographic.

The National History of Norway Opera theme.

The National History of Norway Opera theme.

Viking Sites in Norway | swords monument at Hafrsfjord Stavanger Norway                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Viking Sites in Norway | swords monument at Hafrsfjord Stavanger Norway More

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