FOVI In the Footsteps of the Vikings

In the Footsteps of the Vikings
History and Travel Portal

Travel trough the Europe following the ancient Vikings' routes!
Look at the MAP! Find your town in the map and use the link to go straight to the location!
About... Viking game and history travel portal: The Vikings once travelled in wide areas of Europe, Asia, and even America. So more and more cities and municipalities will be shown in FoVi portal by the time. Enjoy travelling In the Footsteps of the Vikings! It's free thanks to our sponsors. The viking learning game will be released spring 2012.

>PROJECT INFORMATION

Introduction




Centuries between 800 and 1100 are a period of time that offers a lot of fascinating stories about the Viking history. Some of them are fictional stories, sagas, which are an oral tradition passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. Large number of them is based on the stories of contemporaries, such as monks, which has been found for example in the monasteries, or in the excavations of the places inhabited by the Vikings.

Archaeological finds prove that the Vikings had a high level of culture and also tell us of their livelihood, beliefs, customs and habits. On this basis, we have been able to reconstruct homes and commercial tools used by them. Viking ships discovered as whole are an example of their high level of shipbuilding and wood processing skills.

This project launched now is aimed at in a special way to introduce the Viking period to the people, collect and compile the Viking stories along the routes of their conquered territories and resettlement sites. This is the first time when a new, creative way is adapted in terms of usage of applications of the latest information technology which in this context also allows integration of the data with "cross-disciplinary" actions. The issue is the construction of a learning game – called FoVi game – in which players around the world can adventure in the footsteps of the Vikings.

Many pedagogical experts have found that a functionally inspiring game allows young pupils and students to create good motivation and incentive to learn new things. These good goals in mind, FoVi game is planned to take place in the hearts of all those interested in the fascinating world of the Vikings – for learning and benefit and just for amusement.


FoVi Project Description as PDF
FoVi Brochure as PDF

PROJECT INFORMATION

Partaking




ARTISTS: If you are a graphics artist, photographer or writer, we may publish your artwork in FoVi Portal. We'll publish your name with a link to your proper Home Page, plus the according Copyright information. (Use the email address below to send material). Remember to have all rights to your material! Anyway, WE DON'T GUARANTEE TO PUBLISH ANY MATERIAL.
BEST PICTURES AND TEXTS WILL BE REWARDED!

MUNICIPALITIES: You can order places for your City Information by downloading Order Form and Data Form and filling them, and emailing them to us.
BASIC INFORMATION FOR A MUNICIPALITY IS FREE OF CHARGE!

ENTERPRISES: You can order places for your advertising banners by downloading Order Forms, printing and filling them, and mailing them to us, undersigned. (Later a fillable Order Form will emerge for emailing)

You are supposed to download and read the Terms as well!


Sponsorship Proposition for Enterprises .DOC

Sponsorship Agreement Draft for Enterprises as .DOC

Letter for Municipalities as .RTF

Order Form for Municipalities as .XLS

Data Form for Municipalities as .XLS

Terms as .PDF

















Travel services (You can order hotels and travel services using FoVi affiliate program services.)
Origin of your voyage:
Birka
Kaupang
Hedeby
Reykjavik

Look at the map:

NEWS:

2012-09-18 Multi-language support by Google Translate removed, at least temporarily.

2012-05-04 Loviisa sponsors Fovigame. An agreement signed.
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2012-05-02 New news available! Look at the left beneath!







A Viking Treasure found in Gotland, Sweden

A bronze vase, with thousands of silver coins, has been found in Gotland island, outside the east coast of Sweden. The treasure is exceptionally large for its age. Archaeologists consider whether it was ment to be a safety deposit or perhaps a purse for the afterlife. More...

BEAR TOOTH - an Archaeological Exhibition in the Museum of Loviisa, Finland

The museum's prehistoric exhibition is open from April 22 to September 30, 2012, and presents Loviisa region Stone Age and Iron Age discoveries as well as dwellings. The exhibition includes tools, arrowheads, jewelry and ceramics.
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Loviisa sponsors Fovigame. An agreement signed 2012-05-04.


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"Vikings" as TV Series from MGM and HISTORY Channel.


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