Discover the most impressive runestones from the Viking Age and even earlier. This historic form of writing can be seen all across Scandinavia to this day. The recent discovery of several Viking ship graves in Norway has lifted interest in Viking history to new heights.
Welcome to Greenland, one of the last frontiers of our modern world. Greenland travel is a rewarding experience for adventure seekers and wildlife lovers. Located far north in the Arctic Ocean, Greenland has some of the most dramatic and spectacular polar landscapes in the world. It is home to icebergs as tall as buildings, glaciers glowing in different shades of blue, and a massive ice sheet that covers almost 80% of the mega-island.
Located along the west coast of Greenland, the town of Ilulissat is known as the iceberg capital of the world. So much so that the icebergs even gave its name: Ilulissat means “iceberg” in Inuit. Thousands of icebergs fill the famous Ilulissat Icefjord all year round. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the star of the show in this Arctic town.
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Source: Denmark’s world heritage
While there’s no doubting the fascinating burial ship discoveries being made, some truly remarkable Viking artifacts exist in plain sight throughout Scandinavia: runestones.
Hedeby was a key Danish settlement during the Viking Age that was located near the southernmost end of the Jutland Peninsula. It was established in the 8th century.
Source: What Was Hedeby?
There are more than just seven natural wonders of the world. From waterfalls to mountains, read for Insider’s list of the most beautiful places around the world to see in your lifetime.
To see or not to see – that was the question. Husband Jack, daughter Zoe and Elaine Warner were comfortably ensconced in Copenhagen – their last city to visit in Scandinavia…
The Renaissance may have ended in the 17th century, but remnants of that age remain to this day in the form of castles and buildings.
Denmark’s charms and confections certainly aren’t confined to Copenhagen’s city limits.
Wadden Sea nature gem under pressure from thoughtless visitors.
For those in the Greenlandic town of Ilulissat, it’s also an enchanting neighbor.
Find out about Denmark’s seven UNESCO heritage sites including the village of Christiansfeld, Jelling runestones, Stevns Klint, and the Wadden Sea. Learn about each site, when it was classified as a heritage site, and the history of each location.
Everything you need to know about visiting Ilulissat, Greenland. Things to do in Ilulissat, where to stay, how to get there, best time to go and more.
From sunburn to Gore-Tex on a nine-day wilderness hike across one of the island’s largest expanses of ice-free terrain.
Hold onto your hats: UNESCO just announced 19 more culturally, historically and naturally significant World Heritage Sites for your travel bucket list.