Viking Travel Journal––Epilogue

On the plane on the way back home, I watched the movie,Tolkien. I enjoyed the movie, and highly recommend it. But the movie failed to demonstrate the influence of Christianity in Tolkien’s life and his writing. It was a fitting end to our Viking Travel Journal. It reminded me of the uniqueness of the perspective […]

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Viking Travel Journal––Day 13

Yesterday I wrote about the pagan chieftain who was instrumental in Iceland adopting Christianity. His name is Thorgeir Ljosvetningagodi. If you are wondering, his last name is spelled just like it sounds. As I mentioned yesterday, after a a day and nights’ contemplation Thorgeir recommended to all the leaders at the assembly that Christianity be […]

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Viking Travel Journal––Day 11

Today was another day at sea as we travelled from the Faroe Islands toward Iceland. There were three lectures today. I had picked up on the biases of one of the lecturers in his previous lectures and it was even more conspicuous today in his talk on the Vikings. If I had known nothing about […]

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Viking Travel Journal––Day 7

Alesund, Norway is one of the most beautiful towns I’ve ever seen. It sits on a peninsula among a number of islands connected by tunnels under the water. Apparently they did not want the eyesore of bridges obscuring the natural beauty of the islands and water. The desire for beauty above mere functionality is a […]

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Viking Travel Journal––Day 6

Flam sits on a small plain at the mouth a fjord in Western Norway. Population: 350. And they are here to serve the nearly one-half million tourists who visit each year. Everything I dislike about travel was present today, crowds of people, tour buses, and shops filled with the same cheap tourist trinkets…and trolls everywhere! […]

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