In the Footsteps of the Vikings
Travel trough the Europe following the ancient Vikings' routes!
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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.
Reykjavik is by far the largest community in Iceland, with a population of about 200,000. Including the neighbouring towns, the capital area has a total population of about 170,000, which is about 60% of Iceland’s population of 300,000 people.
Iceland was settled by Norwegian and Celtic immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D. According to the medieval Book of Settlements, Ingolfur Arnarson – the first settler of Iceland – built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavik stands today. The place was named Reykjavik – “Smoky Bay” - after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a profound impression on the original settlers.
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A view of Reykjavík Airport from the Perlan hill. The control tower atop a building is visible on the left and the larger Loftleiðir Hotel on the right. The airfield extends behind them. Photo TommyBee (Public Domain)
Loviisa sponsors Fovigame. An agreement signed 2012-05-04.
"Vikings" as TV Series from MGM and HISTORY Channel.
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Loviisa sponsors Fovigame. An agreement signed.
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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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History of the Vikings started in the region of Scandinavia, or what is now Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. Their reputation for raiding and plundering is legendary, but the adventurous spirit if Vikings was not limited to marauding. Vikings were also explorers, sailing east as far as the Volga River in Russia.
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