I love all things Scandinavian – the film, the food, the Vikings! If you go back far enough in my tree, there’s a little Viking blood. Both of my grandparents were Norwegian from Norway, and if you trace back far enough, there are definitely some Vikings in their family tree. My grandma’s last name was even an old Viking name, which I think is very cool 😉
I’m so fascinated with these early Scandinavian Viking relatives. They seem to have wild and interesting stories, according to what I’ve pieced together online. For example, one of my distant relatives was well known for stabbing her husband in the eye outside a church in Norway hundreds of years ago. I would love to visit all the places where my Viking relatives were in Scandinavia, and I’m always looking to learn more about Viking history.
Do you think the Vikings are cool? I am fascinated by how much of a mark they left on the world and how far their reach was. I also think their beliefs, practices, and culture are fascinating. I could look at Viking ships all day long. I can’t believe that they traveled across vast oceans in them. Amazing!
I thought it would be fun to celebrate Viking culture with a name quiz. If you were a viking, what would your name be? Take my latest quiz: What’s Your Viking Name? to find out!
Discussion questions: Do you find the Vikings fascinating? What do you like most about them? Now that you have a Viking name, get your own Scandinavian name too: What’s Your Scandinavian Name? Have you considered visiting the land of the Vikings? Check out What Nordic Country Are You? to see which country you should visit.