Norway – Mythic Landscape

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Troll gazing down at cruise ship

Recently, I had the pleasure of cruising the Norwegian Fjords. This wasn’t just an exciting and enjoyable holiday, but also quite fascinating and inspiring with regard to my interest in mythology. There were several interesting cruise lectures that talked about Norwegian myth and folktales and how the landscape plays an important role in inspiring these. Trolls are everywhere, as can be clearly seen in the picture!


More to my surprise, in Bergen I also stumbled upon a statue of Snorri Sturluson, author of the Islandic Edda, one of the most famous early Nordic mythologies. I also talked about him in my article on Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – see my previous post.

Statue of Snorri Sturluson in Bergen

Statue of Snorri Sturluson in Bergen

Already looking forward to returning to Norway in the not so far future and explore more of this beautiful country, so steeped in myth.