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First king of England

Sweyn Forkbeard (born c. 950-960, died 1014) was a Danish and Norwegian king. In 1013, after numerous plundering campaigns, he exploited the weakness of Anglo-Saxon defenses and conquered and annexed the English lands, crowning himself king of England. He was followed by his son Knut the Great and William the Conqueror in 1066. 1)

Kristiania

In 1624, during the reign of Christian IV, the city of Oslo was destroyed in a great fire. After being rebuilt, it was named Christiania in honor of the king, which was changed to Kristiania after a type of reform in 1877. In 1925, the capital was restored to its former name. 2)

The Fram

The Fram (Norwegian: Forward) is a Norwegian ship famous for its expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, now housed in the Fram Polar Ship Museum in Oslo. The ship was built in 1892, commissioned by traveler Fridtjof Nansen, and took part in three major polar expeditions. 3)

Nordkyn Cape

Cape Nordkinn (Nordkyn Cape) 71°08'02 “N 27°39'E is the northernmost point of continental Europe. It is often mistakenly considered to be North Cape (Nordkapp), which, although it actually lies 2'19” latitude (i.e. about 4.3 km) further north than Nordkinn, is located on the island of Magerøya, not on the mainland. 4)

Heddal stavkirke

Heddal stave church (Heddal stavkirke) is located in Heddal, Norway. It is the largest of 28 stave churches in Norway. The three-nave church was built in 1242, although part of the chancel dates to 1147. 5)

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