In the Footsteps of the Vikings
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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.


  Virolahti, Finland

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Virolahti - Finland
Virolahti medieval stone sacristy in Virolahti, Finland. The sacristy was part of a wooden church of Virolahti. It is supposed to be the first part of a planned stone church. The plan was never finished. On the background is the latest church of Virolahti, build 1765-68. Photo Antti Bilund, GNU Free Documentation License version 1.2
Virolahti (Swedish: Vederlax) is the southeastern-most municipality of Finland on the border of the Russian Federation. It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Kymenlaakso region. The municipality has a population of 3,501 (31 January 2011) and covers an area of 558.92 square kilometres of which 186.97 km2 is water. The population density is 9.41 inhabitants per square kilometre. The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Before the World War I the Russian Emperor Nicholas II used to spend summers with his family in the archipelago of Virolahti with his yacht Standart. The Vaalimaa border crossing, which connects the municipality with Russia, is located in Virolahti. Virolahti lost some of its area (over 100 km²) to Soviet Union in Paris Peace Treaties, 1947 after World War II. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia









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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A viking landing near Virolahti.

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Around year 1000 there was an era of hunting and fishing. Then Estonians, Carelians, Tavastians and Russians went fishing in the prosperous waters of Virolahti. At the same time the Vikings sail to Novgorod, following the coastline. There are many finds from this Iron Age period, especially burial finds.
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