The Vikings

The Vikings

Hello everyone! 

Today I was visiting the famous Osebergskipet which is called “Saga Oseberg”. Saga Oseberg a Viking ship which is almost 1200 years old. In 1904 the famous Viking ship ‘’Osebergskipet’’, was found at the farm Oseberg.  Today, the ship is exhibited in the Vikingskipshuset (Viking Ship Museum) in Oslo. The Oseberg discovery is the most magnificent finding from the Viking Age in Norway. Behind the mast of the ship there was timbered a large tomb with the remains of two female skeletons. The Oseberg ship is a ship of light oak and is about 22 meters long, 5, 1 meters wide and had a weight approx. 11 tons. It was built for both sailing and rowing. Today I was so lucky to meet two guys who were dressed in Vikings costumes and also I saw the perfect handmade ship. In one of the pictures you can also see me sitting on a smaller viking boat. 

-Tedd

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Tedd has arrived Norway!

Tedd has arrived Norway!

Hello everyone! After high expectations I have finally arrived Norway, one of the richest countries in the world. I have visited Norway’s oldest city, called Tønsberg. When I arrived,  I was gladly taken care of by a class at Nøtterøy upper secondary. I have learned a lot about Norway and Norwegian culture and here is a picture showing different features of Norwegian culture; typical Norwegian “things”. Did you know that the Norwegian invented the cheese slicer? On this picture you can see the two wonderful girls who have taken care of me. Hanne is wearing her national costume, and Martine is wearing “skaller”, traditional Sami boots. She is herself of Sami descent.

In Norway they have some typical Norwegian food, like Grandisosa (a pizza you buy in the grocery store that you need to heat up home yourself), fårikål (mutton and cabbage stew), kvikk lunsj (a chocolate) and the soda, Solo. In Norway skiing is very popular. Marit Bjoergen from Norway won her sixth Olympic gold this year. In Norway they often spend their weekends at cottages in the mountains. In the north, fishing is popular and here we also find the Sami people. The Sami people are the indigenous people of Norway, and they spend a lot of time in the mountains taking care of their reindeers. In the north of Norway, snowmobile is very popular and the nature is highly appreciated.

Tønsberg is lovely in the summer, where you can sit on the pier and eat good food.
I also noticed that there is an active boat life, and there are a lot of both small boats and big ships coming and going.     

– Tedd 

                         Ted has finally arrived Norway  

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