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Essay: Norðvegr – Norway, From Sailing Route to Kingdom

Dagfinn Skre's 2014 essay Norðvegr – Norway: From Sailing Route to Kingdom delves deep into the stories surrounding the people, culture and the history of Norðvegr. 

"Along the West-Scandinavian coast, agrarian settlements, which are found along fjords and in valleys, are separated from each other and from the lands to the east by high mountains. Thus, seafaring was the main mode of communication from the Stone Age onwards. Unlike the coasts of Britain, Ireland and continental Europe, this 1000km long coastline is littered with thousands of islands, islets and reefs, which create a protected coastal sailing route – the Norðvegr – from which the kingdom took its name."

In his 2014 essay, Norðvegr – Norway: From Sailing Route to Kingdom, the University of Oslo's Dagfinn Skre delves deep into the history surrounding "the Norðvegr", the stories and culture from which the Nordvegen project took its main influence. Exploring various aspects of life, trade, travel and war, the essay offers a telling insight into the stories of this fascinating era - read the essay in its entirety, here...


Dagfinn Skre's 2014 essay Norðvegr – Norway: From Sailing Route to Kingdom delves deep into the stories surrounding the people, culture and the history of Norðvegr.