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WikiProject Norse history and culture

Welcome to WikiProject Norse history and culture.
"Olav Tryggvason kåres til Norges konge" (1860) by Peter Nicolai Arbo.

Welcome to the Norse history and culture WikiProject, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Norse history and culture.

(For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects).


  • To improve all articles on Wikipedia on the history and culture of the Norse people, particularly bringing stubs up to full article status, and full articles to Good Article and ultimately featured status.


This Wikiproject will focus on articles relating to the history, culture, language, and religion of the Norse people, both at home in Scandinavia and in their many overseas colonies through the ages, up to the time of the Kalmar Union in 1397. The best-known time period covered by this project is the Viking Age, but the focus will also be on the less-well known Nordic Bronze Age, Pre-Roman Iron Age, and the Norsemen during the High Middle Ages (c. 1000-1300).

General areas covered by this wikiproject:

  • History, i.e., events that are documented in historical times
    • Events, such as battles, unions, etc.
    • Personalities, such as kings, earls, chieftans, etc.
    • Political geography, tied in with history
  • Ethnology and archeology
  • Literature, especially sagas
  • Language and linguistics
  • Mythology and religion

Open tasks[edit]

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Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

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Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

Timeline of Prehistoric Scandinavia[edit]


Featured content[edit]

Featured lists[edit]

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Former featured articles[edit]

A-Class Articles[edit]

Good Articles[edit]


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Most viewed articles[edit]

Sample articles by number of views[edit]

Adopting a page[edit]

Map showing area of Scandinavian settlement in the eighth (dark red), ninth (red), tenth (orange) and eleventh (yellow) centuries. Green denotes areas subjected to frequent Viking raids. Superimposed over modern state borders

The whole goal of this project is to try to get as many articles to the status of Good articles or A-Class status, and then eventually become a featured article. If you would like to adopt one of the following pages and work it to "Good article" or "A-Class article" status, then please notify us here. Here is the list:

If you would like to adopt one of these pages, then please sign your name next to the article. Feel free to add additional articles you believe are close to GA status and would like to adopt.

Did You Know? Selection[edit]

U 328, Lundby.JPG
Coin of Sigtrygg

Collaboration of the Week[edit]

Peer review[edit]

  • Kingittorsuaq Runestone
  • Níð/Níðing(r)
  • Wade's Causeway - I have taken this article from stub to its current state the last week or so, and would like to drive the article through GA to FA rating over the coming weeks. To that end, I think it would be useful for someone from this wikiproject to review the relevant sections of the article (particularly "Etymology" and "Legendary Interpretations" and provide any feedback/review as appropriate please. Many thanks, --PocklingtonDan (talk) 18:56, 22 September 2013 (UTC)


Noteworthy Articles for Deletion[edit]


Template:WikiProject Norse history and culture[edit]

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WikiProject Norse history and culture (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Norse history and culture, a WikiProject related to all activities of the North Germanic peoples, both in Scandinavia and abroad, prior to the formation of the Kalmar Union in 1397. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

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The approximate extent of Old Norse and related languages in the early 10th century:
  Old West Norse dialect
  Old East Norse dialect
  Other Germanic languages with which Old Norse still retained some mutual intelligibility

For spelling of Old Norse names, see Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Norse mythology).

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