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Mid-Norway Vikings among the first to sail to British Isles

Archaeological findings show that Vikings from mid- and western Norway were among the first to make the trip to the British Isles.

New light shed on the Viking Age: Scandinavia’s oldest town was built 70 years earlier than thought

The Danish town Ribe is the oldest town in Scandinavia. Now a new study suggests that Ribe may have become a town much earlier than thought.

This is what living in the Viking age looked like

Explore one of northern Europe's largest Viking settlements in Denmark through this digital reconstruction.

Evidence found: Harald Bluetooth built Viking fortress

A few months ago, the find of a hidden ringfort in Denmark created great excitement among archaeologists all over the world. Now archaeologists have finally concluded that it is, in fact, a Viking fortress. But was it Harald Bluetooth's?

New viking fortress discovered in Denmark

Archaeologists are excited as new finding could reveal more secrets about the Danish vikings.

Were the Vikings scared of volcanoes?

New Danish research suggests that the Icelandic Vikings were far less relaxed about volcanoes than previously believed.

Beer brewing – from tradition to trend

There is a renewed interest in micro-brewing in Norway. Tradition and history are important ingredients. While taste is more important than ever.

Viking raid may have saved British artefact

A gold object was stolen by Vikings and later buried with its new owner in Norway. That twist of fate probably saved a part of one of the oldest known British croziers.

Photo gallery: The six styles of Viking art

Vikings decorated their objects with patterns and motifs. Researchers have identified six different styles that formed the fashion in the Viking Age.

Norwegian Viking treasures tour Europe

Viking relics found in Norway and elsewhere are expected to be viewed by exceptionally large crowds in London as the British Museum stages its first major Viking exhibition in 30 years.