In the Footsteps of the Vikings
History and Travel Portal

Travel trough the Europe following the ancient Vikings' routes!
Use the  compass for the next location! Or look at the MAP! Find your town in the map and use the link to go straight to the location!
About... FoVi portal and game: 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 game will be released spring 2012.


  Porvoo, Finland

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Porvoo - Finland
Old Porvoo riverside, featuring wooden storage buildings. Taken by en:User:SimoM, on July 24, 2004. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Porvoo (Swedish: Borgå )is a city and a municipality situated on the southern coast of Finland approximately 50 kilometres east of Helsinki. Porvoo is one of the six medieval towns in Finland, first mentioned as a city in texts from 14th century. Porvoo is the seat of the Swedish speaking Diocese of Borgå of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. (Wikipedia)









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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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!


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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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Viking
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Viking
Picture: Tero Lindfors
A Viking king.

  Viking Stories



Vikings also explored and settled in territories in Slavic-dominated areas of Eastern Europe, particularly the Kievan Rus. By 950 AD these settlements were largely Slavicised. As early as 839, when Swedish emissaries are first known to have visited Byzantium, Scandinavians served as mercenaries in the service of the Byzantine Empire. In the late 10th century, a new unit of the imperial bodyguard was formed which traditionally contained large numbers of Scandinavians. This was known as the Varangian Guard. The word "Varangian" may have originated in Old Norse, but in Slavic and Greek it could refer either to Scandinavians or Franks. The most eminent Scandinavian to serve in the Varangian Guard was Harald Hardrada, who subsequently established himself as king of Norway (1047–66).
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