harald of norway


“In other words: Norway is you. Norway is us (…) My greatest hope for Norway is that we will be able to take care of one another. That we will continue to build this country – on a foundation of trust, solidarity and generosity of spirit. That we will feel that we are, despite all out differences, one people. That Norway is one.” – 79-year-old King Harald V of Norway celebrating the diversity of his people and stressing the importance of support for refugees, religious tolerance and LGBT rights in a speech on 1 September 2016



THE GUYS: Dab, dab, dab, dab, dab, dab!!


MUTASIM: Yes, we love…* Today, it’s the 18th of May, so we’re going to have a, boom, 17th of May special.

ELIAS: What are you doing?


ELIAS: You know this is my Youtube channel, right? And then you come with this 17th of May stuff..

MUTASIM: Look, look, look how tired this guy is and I’m like fresh.

MIKAEL: He has a bowtie.

MUTASIM: Bowtie! I got this, understand?

MIKAEL: [Singing]

ELIAS: But what’s the thing with the 17th of May? Why do we celebrate the 17th of May?

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February 16, 2017 || New photos of the Norwegian Royal Family have been released on the occasion of King Harald’s 80th birthday on 21 February.

The Crown Prince has taken his beard as part of the entertainment at the gala dinner at the Royal Palace, said NTB photographer on site, Heiko Junge.


So this is apparently the reason Haakon showed up with a beard and left without one! If he does this for entertainment, I can’t imagine what he does at all of his other parties. 


Royal July 2017 Photo Challenge

Day Seven: Favourite Photo(s) of a Royal from 2017


The modern Viking ship the Draken Harald Harfagre from Norway in storage at the Mystic Seaport in Connecticut till the spring where a east coast tour of he U.S. may happen. Cross your fingers it is a go!

(Also beautiful details of the ships woods carvings)

Harald Damsleth “Austrvegr Februar 1943”

When the Vikings went raiding, colonising or trading, they went “vestrvegr” or “austrvegr” - which means the road west/east respectively. In those days the ocean and the rivers were the highways. Thus the local Scandinavian “austrvegr” is equivalent to the German “Drang nach Osten”.