In all of Norway Communicates projects, we search for Authenticity - what is real. With Eirik and his Viking Village project, it is the same. Together with Eirik, we are searching for the Authentic Viking.
In today's Norway, as was the case in the Viking Age, the structure of government, business and organizations is flat and open - anyone from the prime minister down is relatively accessible. This is part of what it means to be Norwegian. Far from being an isolated culture, the Vikings traveled far and wide throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. The community had a simple structure.
Vikings - men and women - could choose their profession, farmers, craftsmen, merchants and soldiers. Youth, especially those with a small fortune, chose to go out into the world. This is the spirit of what it is to be Norwegian. Norway is a country that has changed so fundamentally in the past three decades that it is striving to find itself and its new identity in the global environment.
Still, the "Norwegian Dream" is a simple one, aspiring to secure the basic necessities – a place to work, a place to live, food - the basic sustenance of material things necessary to have a good, basic, honest life.
Is the modern Norwegian culture directly connected to the Viking roots?
Through various projects such as The Sustainable Viking, we are searching for the Authentic Viking and what it means to Norway – and the world.
Contact us and learn more.
We come from three different continents,
with different experiences and backgrounds.
All are dedicated to the same goal -
through different projects and initiatives,
tell the world about what we call:
"Norway - One of the world's best kept secrets" ©