Resources for researching locations and ancestors in Norway. The map displays old and new names of counties in Norway, which are called fylke.

Resources for researching locations and ancestors in Norway. The map displays old and new names of counties in Norway, which are called fylke.

Kraken are legendary sea monsters of giant proportions said to have dwelt off the coasts of Norway and Iceland.    Early stories about Kraken, from Norway in the twelfth century, refer to a creature the size of an island. Even in 1752, when the Bishop of Bergen, Erik Ludvigsen Pontoppidan, wrote his Natural History of Norway he described the Kraken as a “floating island” one and a half miles across. He also noted: “It seems these are the creatures’s arms, and, it is said, if they were to lay…

Kraken are legendary sea monsters of giant proportions said to have dwelt off the coasts of Norway and Iceland. Early stories about Kraken, from Norway in the twelfth century, refer to a creature the size of an island. Even in 1752, when the Bishop of Bergen, Erik Ludvigsen Pontoppidan, wrote his Natural History of Norway he described the Kraken as a “floating island” one and a half miles across. He also noted: “It seems these are the creatures’s arms, and, it is said, if they were to lay…

Hi, my name is Nanna and I’m a 20-year-old blogger from Denmark. I met Brianna in this awesome Facebook group and decided to ask her to do a guest post for my blog and then she also offered m…

Hej, my name is Nanna Mathiasen

Hi, my name is Nanna and I’m a 20-year-old blogger from Denmark. I met Brianna in this awesome Facebook group and decided to ask her to do a guest post for my blog and then she also offered m…

Little Norway; Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. the "stavkirke" was actually used as the Norway pavilion at the 1893 Columbian Exposition (world's fair) in Chicago.

Little Norway; Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. the "stavkirke" was actually used as the Norway pavilion at the 1893 Columbian Exposition (world's fair) in Chicago.

'Travel across Lapland and sooner or later you’ll see Sámi in their brightly coloured traditional dress – this is sometimes put on for tourists, but at key festivals in the Sámi calendar wearing these clothes is a sign of pride and fraternity.' Lapland: the Bradt Guide; www.bradtguides.com

'Travel across Lapland and sooner or later you’ll see Sámi in their brightly coloured traditional dress – this is sometimes put on for tourists, but at key festivals in the Sámi calendar wearing these clothes is a sign of pride and fraternity.' Lapland: the Bradt Guide; www.bradtguides.com

Norway Flag - colors meaning history of Norway Flag

Norway Flag - colors meaning history of Norway Flag

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