Author Archives: Heidi

Famous Nordic People – Part 2

The second part of the blog looking at famous Nordic people continues with people from the past history of this rich area. The Nordic region is famous for producing great scientists; and considering the population of the Nordic region, they punch well above their weight in this division. Scientists such as Alfred Nobel, Anders Celcius, […]

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Famous Nordic People – Part 1

Scandinavia and the Nordic countries are basically the same region. It is made up of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland together with the Faroe Islands, Aland and Greenland. The Nordic territories have been responsible for many great people in history and in this blog post we look at some of them. Alfred Nobel Probably […]

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Nordic Culture – Part 2

A recent survey in 2015 on world happiness voted Switzerland as number one, this was quite a surprise as a Nordic country prior to this for many years was always holding top position. But in 2016 the Danes regained their crown and once again a Nordic country was top of the pile. In fact, the […]

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Nordic Culture – Part 1

Everybody has their own ideas to what Nordic culture really is, images of Vikings, Swedish pop bands and furniture superstores come to mind when the region is mentioned. But what is the real truth about the people and the culture of the Nordic region. For a region effected so much by its geographical position to […]

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Types of Nordic Food – Part 2

In part one of our culinary journey across Scandinavia, we saw how the vast landscape of the Nordic region influenced the food of the region. In this blog we look at how important fish is to the Nordic cuisine as well as what meats are preferred. Scandinavia has a vast coastline which obviously is perfect […]

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Types of Nordic Food – Part 1

The different cuisines of the world reflect the landscapes of the country, if the country is particularly large then obviously the climate and types of soil are also very important. In Nordic cuisine water plays a very big part in what is eaten, as the coastlines of Scandinavia provide an abundance of fish that is […]

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How Vikings Navigated Around the World – Part 2

We continue our epic long voyage alongside early Nordic sailors across the great seas and oceans of the world. In part one of this blog we learned how the Vikings used the sun and celestial bodies to find their way around. But they also used and recorded bird and marine life behavior along with any […]

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How Vikings Navigated Around the World – Part 1

The Nordic people are among the greatest sailors that the world has ever known. Sailing in fairly rudimentary crafts it is almost unbelievable that they managed to achieve such great sailing feats that up to then no other had been able to. Their greatest skill was that of navigation and the Nordic sailors relied on […]

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The Nord Scholars – Part 2

In part one of the best scientific Nordic people we looked at some great scientists from the Nordic region that have contributed to big steps in the field of science. For such a relatively small region in terms of population, the Nordic area has punched well above its weight in the field of science: notably […]

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The Best Nordic Folk Music – Part 2

The second part of our blog celebrating Nordic music follows on from part one, when we looked at three current artists of the music scene which were, Steindor Andersen, Torgeir Vassvik and Eivor. We learned that many of the songs they wrote were based on ancient poems and musical styles that dated back hundreds of […]

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