List of wars involving Norway

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This is a list of wars involving the Kingdom of Norway.

List[edit]

Unification of Norway[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
Battle of Hakadal
(ca. 860)
Vestfold Álfheimr Vestfold victory
  • Death of Hake Gandalfsson.
Battle of Orkdal
(ca. 870)
Vestfold Orkdal Vestfold victory
First Battle of Solskjel
(ca. 870)
Vestfold Nordmøre
Romsdal
Vestfold victory
  • Death of the kings of Nordmøre and Romsdal.
Second Battle of Solskjel
(ca. 870)
Vestfold Sunnmøre
Firda
Vestfold victory
Götaland Campaign
(ca. 870)
Vestfold Geats Vestfold victory
Battle of Fjaler
(ca. 870)
Earldom of Lade Earldom of Sogn Indecisive
Battle of Hafrsfjord
(872)
Vestfold Hordaland
Rogaland
Agder
Vestfold victory

Hereditary Kingdom of Norway (872–1397)[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
Battle of Rastarkalv
(955)
Haakon the Good Eric Bloodaxe
Denmark
Victory of Haakon the Good
  • Destruction of Danish force.
Battle of Fitjar
(961)
Haakon the Good Eric Bloodaxe
Denmark
Pyrrhic victory to Haakon the Good
Battle of Hjörungavágr
(986)
Norway Jomsvikings Victory
  • Danish fleet defeated.
Battle of Maldon
(991)
Norway Anglo-Saxons Victory
Battle of Svolder
(999/1000)
Norway Denmark
Sweden
Earls of Lade
Defeat
Battle at Herdaler
(1007/8)
Norway Finns of Herdaler Victory
  • Successful plundering campaign
Battle of Nesjar
(1016)
Olaf II Sweyn Haakonsson
Various farmer-chieftains
Victory to Olaf II
  • Sweyn Haakonsson driven into exile.
Battle of the Helgeå
(1026)
Norway
Sweden
Anglo-Danish Kingdom Defeat
Battle of Stiklestad
(1030)
Olaf II Peasant Army Peasant victory
  • Death of Olaf II.
Invasions of Denmark
(1048–1064)
Norway Denmark Stalemate
  • Peace agreement, mutual recognition and withdrawal.
Battle of Fulford
(1066)
Norway England Victory
  • Norwegians gain Fulford and later York.
Battle of Stamford Bridge
(1066)
Norway England Defeat
First Irish Sea Campaign
(1098)
Norway England Victory
Campaign in Sweden
(1099)
Norway Sweden Victory
  • Temporary Norwegian control of Dalsland.
Second Irish Sea Campaign
(1101/1102–1103)
Norway England Defeat
  • Norway loses control of the Irish Sea region.
Norwegian Crusade
(1107–1110)
Norway
Republic of Venice
Kingdom of Jerusalem
Almoravids
Fatimid Caliphate
Victory
Civil war era in Norway
(1130–1240)
Birkebeiners Baglers Birkebeiner victory
Battle of the Neva
(1240)
Sweden
Finns
Tavastia
Norway
Novgorod Republic
Karelians
Defeat
Scottish–Norwegian War
(1261–1264)
Norway Scotland Defeat
War of the Outlaws
(1288–1295)
Norway
Danish outlaws
Denmark Victory
  • The outlaws were granted their demands.
Swedish Brother's Feud
(1304–1310)
Norway
Duke Eric and Valdemar
Denmark
Birger Magnusson
Defeat

Kalmar Union (1397–1523)[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
War with the Victual Brothers
(1392–1398)
 Kalmar Union Victual Brothers Victory
  • Formation of the Kalmar Union.
Dano-Hanseatic War
(1410–1435)
 Kalmar Union Wappen Landkreis Schaumburg.svg House of Schaumburg
Hanse Lübeck.svg Hanseatic League
Defeat
  • Treaty of Vordingborg
Dano-Swedish War (1501–12)
(1501-1512)
 Kalmar Union  Sweden
Free City of Lübeck
Victory
Swedish War of Liberation
(1521–1523)
 Kalmar Union  Sweden
Free City of Lübeck
Defeat

Denmark–Norway (1523–1814)[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results
Reformation in Norway
(1536–1537)
Denmark-Norway Catholic rebels Danish victory
Northern Seven Years' War
(1563–1570)
Denmark-Norway
Banner of King Sigismund III Vasa Poland-Lithuania
 Lübeck
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Stalemate
Kalmar War
(1611–1613)
Denmark-Norway Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Victory
Thirty Years' War
(1625–1629)
Denmark-Norway
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
 Holy Roman Empire
Flag of the Catholic League The Catholic League
Defeat
Torstenson War
(1643–1645)
Denmark-Norway
 Holy Roman Empire
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
 Dutch Republic
Defeat
First Karl Gustav War
(1657–1658)
Denmark-Norway Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Defeat
Second Karl Gustav War
(1658–1660)
Denmark-Norway
 Dutch Republic
 Holy Roman Empire
Banner of King Sigismund III Vasa Poland-Lithuania
Wappen Mark Brandenburg.png Brandenburg-Prussia
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Victory
Battle of Vågen
(1643–1645)
Denmark-Norway
 Dutch Republic
England England Victory
  • British fleet repelled with Norwegian aid.
Scanian War
(1675–1679)
Denmark-Norway
 Dutch Republic
 Holy Roman Empire
Wappen Mark Brandenburg.png Brandenburg-Prussia
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
 France
Stalemate
Great Northern War
(1700–1721)
Russia Russia
Denmark Denmark–Norway
 Saxony
Poland–Lithuania
 Prussia
Province of Hanover Hanover
 Great Britain
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Poland–Lithuania
 Ottoman Empire
Flag of the Cossack Hetmanat.svg Cossack Hetmanate
 England
 Great Britain
 Dutch Republic
Coat of Arms of Brunswick-Lüneburg.svg Brunswick-Lüneburg
Victory
Dano-Algerian War
(1770–1772)
Denmark-Norway Dey of Algiers Defeat
Theater War
(1788)
Denmark-Norway  Sweden Defeat
Action of 16 May 1797
(1797)
Denmark-Norway Flag of Tripoli 18th century.svg Tripolitania Victory
  • Peace treaty with the Bey of Tripoli
Battle of Copenhagen
(1801)
Denmark-Norway  United Kingdom Defeat
  • Strategical defeat of the Danish-Norwegian fleet.
Gunboat War
(1807–1814)
Denmark-Norway  United Kingdom Defeat
  • Contributed to the loss of Norway.
Dano-Swedish War of 1808-09
(1808–1809)
Denmark-Norway
 France
 Sweden
 United Kingdom
Stalemate
Dano-Swedish War of 1813-14
(1813–1814)
Denmark-Norway  Sweden
 United Kingdom
Defeat

Kingdom of Norway (1814; 1905–present)[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results Casualties
Swedish–Norwegian War
(1814)
Norway Norway  Sweden Defeat
~400 killed
World War II
(1940–1945)
 Soviet Union
 United States
 United Kingdom
 China
 France
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Poland
 Yugoslavia
 Greece
 Denmark
 Norway
 Netherlands
 Belgium
 Luxembourg
 Czechoslovakia
 Australia
 Canada
 New Zealand
 South Africa
Ethiopian Empire Ethiopia
 Brazil
 Mexico
 Colombia
Cuba
Philippines
Mongolia
 Germany
 Japan
 Italy
 Romania
 Hungary
 Bulgaria
Slovakia
 Croatia
Victory
10,262 killed
Congo Crisis
(1960–1964)
Flag of Congo-Léopoldville (1960-1963).svg Congo-Léopoldville
 Katanga
 South Kasai
Victory
None
Bosnian War
(1992–1995)
 Republika Srpska Victory
None
Kosovo War
(1998–1999)
Kosovo Liberation Army UÇK
 FR Yugoslavia Victory
None
War in Afghanistan
(2001–)
 Afghanistan
Afghanistan Taliban Ongoing
  • Fall of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
10 killed
Libyan Civil War
(2011)
Libya NTC
History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi#Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (1977–2011) Libya Victory
  • The NTC assumed interim control of Libya.
None

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