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The northern lights and beautiful landscapes in Sweden and Norway - Rays of sunlight streak over a snowy peak reflected in a lake in Lofoten Islands, Norway

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Queen Alexandra's grandson, Prince Olav of Norway (1903-1991) was the son of King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Norway, and would reign from 1957 to 1991 as King Olav V of Norway.

*William the Conqueror, King of England (1028-1087)-The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the style William II. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066. The rest of his life was marked by struggles to consolidate his hold over England and his continental lands and by difficulties with his eldest son.

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16 spectacular things to do in Oslo

Oslo is the Capital of Norway and a wonderful destination in Scandinavia. The city may rank as one of the most expensive cities in the world, but it is so for a reason. Here are 16 things to do in Oslo, so you can truly enjoy your stay in Norway

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A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors

A million Vikings still live among us: One in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants from the Norse warriors | Daily Mail Online

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