What were the Vikings of Scandinavia?
The Vikings settled Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. They would raid countries and fish for food. The Viking Age lasted from a.d.800 to a.d.1100.
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If you mean were did the Vikings originate then they originated from Scandinavia AKA Denmark, Norway, and Sweden
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The origin of the word is not entirely clear but people generally favor the idea that it means the island of darkness or fog island. Reasoning: The Norwegian word skodde means fog and avia means island in Norwegian. On old maps, Scandinavia is often shown as an island, and as people's knowledge of w…orld geography was then quite limited, then this interpretation is likely correct. For more information about Scandinavia, visit http://goscandinavia.about.com Avia is not 'island' in Nordic languages, the right word is Ã¸ or Ã¸y, for which there is no modern English equivalent. The German letter Ã¶ is roughly the same. (MORE)
The people commonly called Vikings were the Norse, a Scandinavianseafaring people from Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. They settled inBritain, Iceland and Greenland, and later made settlements in NorthAmerica (which were abandoned). The Vikings were the best steel-makers and boat-builders at thetime. T…hey invented a unique boat called the long boat, which wasused to transport them all over northern Europe. They were alsofierce warriors. They raided, pillaged, and traded with villages.They would take food, goods, and women. Sometimes they evenpopulated the area. The Viking religion was Norse mythology. Some of their gods wereOdin, Thor, Loki and Freya. (MORE)
The Vikings are a type of pirates and they took over lands. Theydid not only rob and attack people. They were farmers, sailors,traders and more. Some even became imperial guards to the Byzantineemperor. And they mostly come from Denmark. The vikings wherenon-christian explorers and conquerors who te…rrorized Europe.Vikings killed people where they landed. Because they could, andbecause it made them wealthy. Most vikings where hunter, farmers orfisherman and warriors! (MORE)
As an ethinic and linguistic group Sweden, Norway, Demark, Iceland,and the Faeroe Islands are all Scandinavia. Culturally andgeographically Finland is often included in that group as well
Sweden,Denmark, Norway Finland and Iceland do together with scandinavia make up Norden orThe northern countries, which is often confused with scandinaviabut scandinavia is only Sweden, Denmark and Norway
any of the Scandinavian pirates who plundered the coasts of Europe from the 8th to 10th centuries .
Vikings originated in the three Scandinavian countries: Denmark (sailing mainly to England, France) Norway (sailing to mainly Ireland and Scotland) Sweden (sailing to mainly Russia and all the way to Constantinople) However it is important to understamd that there were a lot of Swedish viking…s who also sailed to England and France for instance, aswell as there were vikings from for instance Norway who sailed to Russia and Constantinople- The Vikings were from Denmark, Norway and Sweden and settled in parts of Finland, France, Iceland, Greenland and England. The Vikings were originally referred to as Norsemen which are from Denmark, Norway and Sweden Scandinavia (MORE)
By convention the Viking age is typically delimited to this period : Year 793 : First recorded raid on convent on the Island of Lindisfarne, England Year 1066: The defeat of the Invading Norwegian King at Stamford Bridge, England ...which could seem to indicate that Vikings mostly directed th…eir activity towards England - this is NOT the case, it's a coincidence that it's two English events. (MORE)
Look in the top middle of Europe. A little more to the right actually but Denmark is also part of Scandinavia so yeah north middle... :D
No. Not currently, but a union existed from 1397-1523 named the Kalmar Union . It united the three kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden and Norway under a single monarch. (Norway included Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland, and Orkney) If it would still exist, it would, yes, probably be called… by some as Scandinavia; "Scandinavia as a country", but yes it existed then, but no; not any more; Scandinavia is indeed not a country. (MORE)
The ecological reason from the Viking migration was that it coincided with the Medieval Warm Period, making travel easier. The cultural reason was that trade and warfare were sources of honor in Norse culture.
The types of activities that Vikings were involved in when they were at home in Scandinavia were things like practicing their tasks such as stealing things.
Scandinavia is not a country but a region consisting of many countries: Norway, Sweden and Denmark (Iceland is sometimes included). Norway uses the Norwegian krone Sweden uses the Swedish krona Denmark uses the Danish krone Iceland uses the Icelandic krÃ³na
Yes, technically there are a series of canals and rivers connectingthe gulf of Finland with the White Sea. So Scandinavia issurrounded by water on all sides and is not connected by land tothe afro-eurasian supercontinent.
Viking is a name given to some people of Scandinavian and Norse descent who raided and colonized areas of Western Europe from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. All Vikings are Scandinavian and Norse. Not all Norse and Scandinavians are Vikings. The word "Viking" comes from the old Norse suffi…x "-vik" meaning port or harbor combined with the other suffix "-ing". Therefore the word Viking means of the harbor, where the Vikings primarily lived. Vikings came from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark and settled mostly in Ireland, England, Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, and North America. In fact, Vikings were the first Europeans to settle on North America. The city of Dublin was founded by Vikings. Contrary to popular belief, they did not wear horned helmets. This is believed to have come from the victims of Vikings, depicting them as "devil men." Their war ships, the drakker or dragon ship, were built with such a shallow draft that they were able to sail upriver. This allowed them to attack the center of Ireland, France, and England and allowed them to sail up river into the Baltic region and into Russia and down to the Middle East. The Vikings also traveled the medditerainan to Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt. (MORE)
Being a Viking means going on raiding expeditions by longboat. That is considered to be terrorism or looting and murder and is no longer an acceptable thing to do.
The word "Scandinavia" is a Latinization of the Proto-Norse name "SkaÃ°inawjÅ," which probably meant "dangerous island." The term probably referred originally to what is today called Scania or SkÃ¥ne, which is a part of southern Sweden. The modern term now has two meanings. If defined narrow…ly, "Scandinavia" refers to Norway, Sweden, and usually Denmark. If defined broadly (as a translation of the word "Norden" or as a synonym for the Nordic countries), it includes Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, the Faeroe Islands, Greenland, and Finland--and sometimes though more rarely Estonia. (MORE)
Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian peninsula of Northern Europe. Mainly, Scandinavia is defined as the three kingdoms that historically shared the Scandinavian Peninsula. They are represented by the countries of: . Denmark . Norway . Sweden . and …usually Finland and Iceland . (MORE)
Genetically the main group is Germanic (like e.g. in Germany and the Netherlands), but already 1.000 years ago groups of Slavonic people also settled in parts of Denmark and Sweden facing towards present day Poland (and North-eastern Germany). To the very North of the Scandinavian peninsula approx. …100.000 Sami people live - they have most likely been there longer than the Germanic Scandinavians, but nobody knows for sure. Some pople - especially outsiders - sometimes include Finland in their definition of Scandinavia (which makes perfect sense from a cultural, historical and political perspective, but never-the-less is not usually done by the 'true' Scandinavians themselves, who would use the term Nordic countries when including Finland). The Finns are not a Germanic people. (MORE)
Scandinavia wasn't colonised. Of course, some inland and northern parts of it were "colonised" by the local population, but modern Scandinavians are largely the native people of Scandinavia. (Though, of course at some point in history they must have arrived, maybe even replacing the "original" "… native " population, if there is one.) The first written proof of "the ancestors of modern Scandinavian people" in Scandinavia is in the late 1st century BCE, when Tacitus, a Roman senator and historian wrote about people in Scandinavia. He called one of their tribes the Suiones. He described them having powerful fleets, and described a ship of their's that is an accurate description of a Viking longboat, and other descriptions of their appearance that loosely matched with that of Scandinavians' . The language of the before mentioned "native" population is unknown, but the ancestors of the tribe Tacitus above described, were the ones that "colonised", and that brought the Indo-European language family to Scandinavia were the "Battle Axe culture".. They spoke the likely ancestor of Scandinavian languages.. Their occupation included most of modern-day Germany, Denmark, Poland, the Baltic States, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, northern Ukraine, and western Russia, as well as southern Sweden, Swedish speaking Finland, and a thin line along the southern coasts of Norway. Oh, and to answer when ; these before mentioned "Battle Axe People" started developing in various areas from ca. 3200 BC/2900 BC to ca. 2300 BC/1800 BC. (MORE)
\nPossibly. Scandinavia either contains three or eight countries, if eight, then yes, if only three, then no. It is a Nordic country anyway.
\nKingdoms. Denmark, Sweden and Norway. If you extend the possible unofficial geograph-cultural borders it would also include, in this order: Ã land, Finland, Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland .
Scandinavia; Sweden, Denmark and Norway: ~19 million. (2008 est.) Your definition of Scandinavia may vary, so: Nordic Countries;Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and possessions: ~25 million
Vikings were born to be explorers and once the land in Scandinaviastarted to fill up the felt the need to expand their boarders andexplore. While they never truly left Scandinavia they did travelall over.
Scandinavia as in "the Scandinavian peninsula + Denmark" is about ~820,000 sq km. Countries with a comparable size of that are Namibia, Mozambique, Pakistan and Turkey.
The vikings left Scandinavia because good farm land, especially grazing land, was scarce. It was impossible to support a large population there. There wasn't much open land left. There was richer soil in Iceland and Green land and at that time the climate was much warmer so it was perfect for farmin…g. Many Vikings also left Scandinavia to find wealth and a new place to live. (MORE)
All Data from FY2010... Sweden=437.4 Billion USD Norway=285.5 Billion USD Finland=186.6 Billion USD Denmark=202.9 Billion USD Estonia[Officially Considered Part of Scandinavia]=25.6 Billion USD THUS, the TOTAL GDP of Scandinavia = $1.138 Trillion
The Scandinavian countries are not socialist by a traditional Marxist definition, but by a modern standard, they could be classified as socialist based on the fact that approximately half of the GDP runs though the public sectors. The so-called welfare states are primarily a realisation of the polit…ical visions of the Social-democratic movements (which already in the 1870-80s rejected anti-parliamentarian revolutions as a means to political change thereby separating itself decisively from the Communist movement). The Social-democratic movements have been less clear in their stance on private vs public ownership of the means of production. Until 1970s there were still parts of the movement that thought that the economy gradually could be taken over by socialist structures (via funds based on pensions or shares of company profits, elected representatives in company boards etc.), but after that time it has been given up, and they fully support the market economy as a necessary engine of a welfarestate. (MORE)
Vikings were groups of people from Scandinavia who were not satisfied with what they had and began raiding other places such as Greenland and North America.
There is no common government of the geografical area called Scandinavia, but there is a political cooperation organised in the 'Nordisk RÃ¥d', see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_Council Denmark, Norway and Sweden were in a personal union from 1397 to 1523, but was still three separate politi…cal enties in that period. (MORE)
A Viking is a Norsemen, and they were typical men and women who farmed, hunted, and made there own civilization to survive from. Some Vikings would raid different countries in Europe for loot.
The vikings lived there and made their longboats there and that's really where they lived unless the moved to the UK or Ireland.
vikings lived there. the people were called skandians and i guess they were more pirates than vikings. . Scandinavia includes the countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. . Scandinavia is the most developed region of the world. . Scandinavia was home to the vikings. . Scandinavia means 'Land… of water'. (MORE)
Yes it is. No, it is not. Scandinavia consists of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. However, the Nordic countries consists of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Ã land and the Faroe Islands. There is also a term called Fenno-Scandinavia, which consist of Norway, Sweden and Finland…. (MORE)
No, Scandinavia is a part of Europe. It consists of the contries Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.
They could leave because climate change was melting the ice around their home. They left because they couldn't grow crops in the cold weather! By the way, as for your question... 'Why did the vikings left Scandinavia', that is not quite grammatically correct!
Scandinavia covers, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Scandinavia is to the east of England, across the north sea.
The Vikings were important early explorers came from Denmark. This is what I remember about them..
Here is a list of the 3 Scandinavian capitals: Sweden = Stockholm Population: 2 million Norway = Oslo Population: 1.3 million Denmark = Copenhagen Population: 1.7 million There are four capitals in Scandinavia: Oslo in Norway, Stockholm in Sweden, Copenhagen in Denmark, and Reykjavik in Ice…land. (MORE)
Look up what type of viking you want, and then search it on ther internet. And, you spell wear w-e-a-r, rather than w-e-r-e,OK??
This question is founded on an incorrect assumption, namely that Vikings did not like Scandinavia. They chose to live in Scandinavia and raised their families there. However, as most of the wealth in Europe was on the mainland, the Vikings pillaged the mainland repeatedly to gain that wealth.
Scandinavia includes Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark. Landforms found in Scandinavia are mountains, Fhords which were formed by glaciers, valleys, volcanic landforms, and glaciers.
Scandinavia is derived from the word 'scania' southern part of sweden which used to be the part of Denmark before .
Raped, raided, pillaged, conquered, traded, explored, settled - they were the Jack of all trades... Use your imagination, what would you do if your homeland was overpopulated and frozen?
Yes, Scandinavia was very hilly and as the population grew they needed more land for farming, which wasn't available.
Vikings were no longer around during the 1300s, as their reign ended in the early 1000s.
The term Viking, though used to denote ship-borne explorers, traders and warriors, is actually a verb describing the acts of the Norsemen who originated in Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden and raided the coasts of the British Isles, France and other parts of Europe from the late 8th century to th…e 11th century. This period of European history (generally dated to 793-1066) is often referred to as the Viking Age. It may also be used to denote the entire populations of these countries and their settlements elsewhere. Famed for their navigation ability and long ships, Vikings in a few hundred years colonized the coasts and rivers of Europe, the islands of Shetland, Orkney, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and for a short while also Newfoundland circa 1000 , while still reaching as far south as North Africa, east into Russia and to Constantinople for raiding and trading. Viking voyages grew less frequent with the introduction of Christianity to Scandinavia in the late 10th and 11th century. The Viking Age is often considered to have ended with the battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. The word viking was introduced to the English language with romantic connotations in the 18th century. In the current Scandinavian languages the term viking is applied to the people who went away on viking expeditions, be it for raiding or trading. In English it has become common to use it to refer to the Viking Age Scandinavians in general. The medieval Scandinavian population is also referred to as Norse (MORE)
The Vikings were an assortment of Norse peoples. They lived invarious lands including modern day countries of Norway, Sweden,Denmark, and parts of Finland. They were generally farmers andfishermen, but frequently went on raiding expeditions. Theirreligion was a prechristian polytheistic religion.