Are you afraid of heights? Come to Preikestolen, Norway!
It was to cloudy to see the 600m drop off. 10 people fell off that day, mainly Italians... A few tourbus guides were pushing... Anyway. Preikestolen is in the south of Norway, Lysefjord. It is a few hours hike towards this place. Below there is a parking place which is crowded with tourists in summer time. So if you want to see Preikestolen for your self, not shared with hundreds of other tourists, it might be a good idear to start rather early (or come in winter). One last thing: don't go…
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Shetland offers year-round attractions and plenty to see and do – the only thing we can't guarantee is the weather! So, grab your pack, prepare for all seasons and get outside and explore our wonderful islands...
A million Vikings still live among us
Almost one million Britons alive today are of Viking descent, which means one in 33 men can claim to be direct descendants of the Vikings.
If you have Scottish and/or Irish ancestry AND red hair, you probably also have VIKING ancestry, according to a new study. The director for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands says red hair is modern evidence of the influence of the ancient Vikings in Celtic lands.
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The Viking-age Fylki (Petty kingdoms) in Norway before the unification. by jkvatterholm: “ Important! This is the “de jure” regions so to say. A petty king might have power in 2 or 3 of them, or they...