National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994

-- Focus on Norway --


Included in the 210,000 pages of National Geographic Magazine Archive are articles spanning a real wealth of subjects, cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment are all covered, as is content from the world over.

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Norway and the Vikings
National Geographic Magazine, January 31, 1894

Though the word Viking derives from vik, meaning pirate, Norwegian captain Magnus Andersen asserts that his ancestors were not mere plunderers but brave warriors who explored far and wide, to the Mediterranean, Greenland, and beyond.
A Comparison of Norway and Sweden
National Geographic Magazine, September 01, 1905

These Nordic neighbours may share a peninsula and abundant forest land, but comparisons of population growth, natural resources, industry, and commerce provide more evidence of differences than similarities.
Norway, A Land of Stern Reality: Where Descendants of the Sea Kings of Old Triumphed Over Nature and Wrought a Nation of Arts and Crafts
National Geographic Magazine, July 01, 1930

The ubiquitous, semi-amphibious Norwegian sailor personifies much about life in Norway, where the harsh, unarable land turns many inhabitants to the sea and exploration.
Norway, an Active Ally
National Geographic Magazine, March 01, 1943

Though occupied by Nazis, Norway and its three million people support the Allied cause, attacking enemy ships with the Norwegian merchant marine and fighting in the Royal Norwegian Air Force.
The White War in Norway
National Geographic Magazine, November 01, 1945

Norway's white war saw fierce resistance and eventual triumph over Nazi invaders during World War II.
Fishing in the Lofotens
National Geographic Magazine, March 01, 1947

With the introduction of modern equipment and stronger boats, cod fishing off the coast of Norway's Lofoten Islands has changed, but the fishermen still retain older traditions.
Norway Cracks Her Mountain Shell
National Geographic Magazine, August 01, 1948

Post-World War II Norway begins to rebuild itself, undoing the damage done by Nazi invaders. One symbol of the restored infrastructure is the Norwegian National Highway.
Norway, Land of the Generous Sea
National Geographic Magazine, July 01, 1971

For some 2,000 years, Japanese fisherwomen have been free diving down to 75 feet to harvest abalone and other shellfish and edible seaweed.

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