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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Less than half of EU travellers are aware of EU Passenger Rights

NordenBladet – The European Commission released the results (13.01.2020) of a Eurobarometer survey on passenger rights in the European Union (EU). According to the survey, 43% of EU citizens who have travelled by air, long-distance rail, coach, ship or ferry

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Scandinavian history and culture: WHAT were gender roles like during Viking times? What happens when a Viking dies?

NordenBladet – What were gender roles like during Viking times? A Norwegian archaeologist Marianne Moen thinks we often misinterpret the past based on our current cultural assumptions. Men and women had more similarities than differences, she says. Moen studied the

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Swedish history and culture: The Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet) + GALLERY!

NordenBladet – The Vasa Museum (Swedish: Vasamuseet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa

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EXHAUSTIVE OVERVIEW: who were the ancient Scandinavian origin Vikings and when was the time of the Vikings?

NordenBladet – The Vikings were ancient Scandinavian origin seafarers whose characteristic culture flourished around the 8th until the 11th century (the so called Viking Era). The name “Viking” apparently stems from ancient Nordic word vik that stands for gulf; viking

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Food of Iceland: What is Laufabrauð and how to make it? + Recipe and VIDEOS!

NordenBladet – Laufabrauð (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈløːivaprœiθ], “leaf bread”; sometimes also called “snowflake bread” in English) is a traditional kind of Icelandic bread that is most often eaten in the Christmas season. Originating from northern Iceland but now eaten throughout the

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Stockholm´s museums: The Viking Museum – tourist info, guides, pictures

NordenBladet  – For those, who are interested in Norse mythology and wish to experience the Viking age, I recommend to visit The Viking Museum in Djurgårdsvägen 48, 115 21 Stockholm. In the exhibition, several guided tours are held daily in

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Faroe Islands – WONDERFUL TRAVEL DESTINATION for bird watchers and photography fans

NordenBladet – In the midst of the stormy flow of the Atlantic Ocean there is the Faroe Archipelago consisting of 18 islands. The total area of the archipelago is 1 399 km2. The largest island is Streymoy, where the capital

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Stockholm´s museums: The Medieval Museum – tourist info, guides, pictures and videos (FREE ADMISSION!)

NordenBladet – The Medieval Museum is situated on the Helgeandsholmen island between the Royal Palace and the Opera. Entrance under Stockholm’s oldest stone bridge Norrbro.  The exhibits tell of Stockholm’s emergence and the town’s development in the Middle Ages. The

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Sweden: Helgeandsholmen island in central Stockholm – home of the Riksdag Building and the Museum of Medieval Stockholm

NordenBladet – Helgeandsholmen  is a small island in central Stockholm, Sweden. It is located north of Stadsholmen, and east of Strömsborg, with which, together with Riddarholmen, it forms Gamla stan, the old town of Stockholm. Helgeandsholmen contains the Riksdag Building

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Iceland: Gyða Valtýsdóttir won the Nordic Council Music Prize 2019

NordenBladet – Icelandic performer and multi-instrumentalist Gyða Valtýsdóttir (also known as Kría Brekkan) was awarded the 2019 Nordic Council Music Award at a formal ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, last night. She was awarded the prize for her distinctive vocals, instrumental

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HOW TO DETERMINE if your Airbnb accommodation has secret cameras

NordenBladet – Security professionals share their knowledge on how to understand if there are secret cameras installed in the accommodation and how to protect yourself if you suspect you are being monitored. When Nealie and Andrew Barker and their five

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TWO-WEEK road trip with children to Finland – the planning of the trip, the route, and travel blog with photos

NordenBladet – Travelling in the Nordic countries is safe and within a short time you are able to visit several sightseeings. The Nordic people themselves prefer to travel more and more in the home country and other Nordic countries since

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Apply now! NORAM Scholarships for Americans to study in Norway

NordenBladet – The purpose of the scholarships is to provide financial support for Americans to study in Norway. By supporting post-graduate study or research in areas of mutual importance to Norway and the United States, we hope to bring the

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Explore Estonian Culture

NordenBladet – Estonia has a rich cultural heritage of folk song and dance, colourful handicrafts, wooden saunas and rustic food. Experience the traditional and modern sides of Estonian culture first hand at these markets, workshops, museums and festivals. Historical traditions

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Welcome to the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration 2019!

NordenBladet – In 2019 Estonia will festively celebrate the 150th anniversary of the song celebration – the first song celebration was held in Estonia in 1869. This summer the song celebration will take place for the 27th time and dance

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PROGRAM: Medieval Days in Tallinn’s Old Town

NordenBladt – The Medieval Days are one of the most important annual events of the Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union* since the year 2000. The Medieval Days take place in Tallinn’s Old Town every year on the first full

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