Author Archives: Heidi

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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The Best Nordic Folk Music – Part 1

Nordic films and culture have always had a minimalist aspect to it, and the architecture shows clean lines which reflects upon the music that the associated countries produce. When we talk about Nordic culture we tend to talk about Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway, and the common threads these countries have on influence Nordic music […]

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The Principles of Nordic Architecture

Nordic design and architecture are famed for its clean and simple lines that form a very graphic and sometimes austere aesthetic. What is true about Nordic architecture is that the simplicity is the beauty of it all, it is also highly functional which utilizes modern techniques that create different spaces that originally are not obvious […]

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The Nord Scholars – Part 1

Numerous people from the Nordic region have distinguished themselves in the field of science and in this blog, we will celebrate their work. Many of the fundamental laws of science have changed little since they were first written and many of the great philosophers of the Middle Ages.  The beginning of the 20th Century was […]

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