Destination: Viking Age–
Myths, Truth and Little Known Facts
Vikings Age – Myths, Truth and little-known facts. I’m back with more information. While touring Sweden and the Viking Trail, I talked with many Viking period experts. Their stories, historical data, and artifacts they share sure did help to burst the myths and find the truth and little-known facts. I hope you listened to part one of Vikings to get the first part of the story. However, you don’t necessarily have to listen to them in order. On my last show, I share information about the fascinating Viking age and how our impressions from TV and movies have shaped the world’s perceptions about the Scandinavian people.
Viking Age myth, truth and little known facts were top of my list to learn about. Visit Sweden invited me to come and take a personal journey along the cities and areas where we were instrumental in building this area and how the Vikings hold a strong legacy in the area.
I learned so much during my visit that I couldn’t fit it all into one show. For part two, I’d love to start by exploring who the Vikings were and how they lived their day-to-day lives. I begin by asking the historian Hans where the name Viking originated. I also explore women’s role during the Viking Age in this show.
You will find Rune Stones located throughout the Scandinavian area. They help to make the Viking Age a not-so-mysterious period in history. Historians and archeologists know we can time travel when we find extraordinary information we can interpret to tell us many details about the lives of those whom we call Vikings.
Those details are discovered in the graves and burial areas where the Vikings lived, worked, traded in their homeland. During my visit to Sweden, I learned new information about Vikings, dispelling the myths and finding the truth and little-known facts.
And remember to let me know all about your time in Sweden.
Here’s your link to part one.
Take a stroll through the Viking trail with the photos below.
Tour guide Johnathan shares details about the rune stones. Also, notice his attire. He is wearing the typical dress and accessories of men during the Viking age
A visit to the island’s museum and a walk among the grounds to see rune stones and burial areas.
We also learned about a Viking woman, who is incidentally an ancestor of our guide. She told us her DNA can be traced back to the Viking woman.
Living history museum
Must see museums in Stockholm