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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day September 9, 2013: Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
I like the idea! We'll put the idea out there as bait for our members. Anyone want to write about the origin of their country (or some countries that interest them), especially from a modern travelers perspective?
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Viking: How to have snow on your summer cruise

PHeymont ·
Every year the cruise-ship companies find new ways to amuse and refresh passengers—mini-amusement parks, sky-diving, Broadway shows and more—but now Viking has trumped the others by adding snow to its new ocean cruisers, starting with...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day September 9, 2013: Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
(Oxara River, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland)  Thingvellir National Park is of great historic and geologic importance in Iceland.  This was the site of Iceland's first parliament more than 1,000 years ago.  The Icelandic...
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Good news for European river cruises: the water's back!

PHeymont ·
CroisiEurope's Leonardo da Vinci on the Neckar at Heidelberg   After a spring marked by cruises canceled or modified by too much water in major rivers, and a summer marked by cancellations due to too little water in some rivers, it looks like...
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Even being a Viking needs a diploma these days

PHeymont ·
And you thought all you had to do to be a Viking was grow a beard, wear a helmet, swing an ax and raid Britain!   These days, it seems, everything requires a degree, and a continuing-education college in Norway is offering the course, including...
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What a souvenir: Hiker finds 1200-year-old sword

PHeymont ·
A Norwegian hiker who found a sword while traveling the ancient route between Norway's east and west has now been told that it's about 1200 years old. His find will now lead to more exploration in the area.   The sword, about 30" in length, was...
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Viking's Got Something Going: More New Ships

PHeymont ·
Viking, the company best known for its river cruises, announced a year ago it was going into the higher-end smaller-ship segment of the ocean cruise industry, and it must have found a sweet spot, because it's already sold 70% of the spots for 2015 on...
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Viking (not that Viking) ship sails into Mystic Seaport

PHeymont ·
The largest Viking longship of modern times has completed its expedition and docked at Mystic, CT after crossing the Atlantic and visiting North America.
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Oslo's Viking Museum plans big expansion

PHeymont ·
Norway's Viking Ship Museum will soon have an addition that will triple its space and allow for more exhibitions.
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Viking ship follows trail of Leif Eriksson

PHeymont ·
On a quest to follow the route of Leif Eriksson to North America, the world's largest modern Viking ship sets sail this week.
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Viking plans round-the-world cruise for new ship

PHeymont ·
Viking Ocean Cruises will launch its fourth ship next year, and send it on a 5-month round-the-world maiden voyage.
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Vikings land in North America ...again!

PHeymont ·
A replica Viking longship, the biggest built in modern times, has completed a month-long journey from Norway in the track of Leif Ericcson.
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Lost and Found: Danish history on farm patio

PHeymont ·
Parts of a Viking runestone, sketched in 1767 and missing since shortly after, have now been found in a farmyard and will now be displayed in a museum.
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Viking launches new boats despite slowdown

PHeymont ·
With six new ships launched this week and another coming, Viking River Cruises is on its way to its goal of a 100-ship fleet, despite some slowdown in demand.
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Amateur archaeologists find biggest Viking gold hoard

PHeymont ·
A trio of amateur archaeologists turns up Denmark's largest-ever hoard of Viking-era gold.
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Join the Dots !

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell presents another engaging piece on the philosophy of travel. Give it a read.
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Re: Vikings land in North America ...again!

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm surprised it only took a month! Must have been quite an adventure.
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Re: Vikings land in North America ...again!

PHeymont ·
The length of time gets less surprising when you look more closely at the "top of the world..." on a globe. Suddenly it becomes clear how close together those lands up there (Norway, Scotland, the islands, Iceland and Greenland) really are!
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Viking Statue, Gimli

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Viking statue in Gimli, a town on the west shore of Lake Winnipeg that was settled by immigrants from Iceland.
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