Warm Climate Led to Viking Expansion: "Drilling in glaciers in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard confirms that the Viking Age was as warm as today, something that made it possible for the Norsemen to colonize Iceland and settle down and grow barley in Greenland. With ice cores from three Svalbard glaciers, it has become possible to say something quite certain about climate change in the archipelago and in Northern Norway all the way back to the Viking Age (c. 793 – 1066 AD).”
Frost & Fire - This is the largest Stave Church in Norway, and about 800 years old. This day was very cold and frozen .. but the sky was in fire .. I will share it with you. Wish you all a wonderful weekend :o))
Viking Sunstone found in ship wreckage! Calcite crystals like Icelandic Spar create a double image, splitting light into two rays. If the crystal is held east-west, the double image becomes a single image and thus allows a sailor to locate the sun. The crystal's refractive qualities continue to be useful even in low light, on a cloudy day, or for a while after the sun has set.