Knud Bergslien - was a well-known painter from Norway. Much of his work was inspired by Norse mythology and the Viking era. Many of his paintings currently reside in the National Gallery, Oslo, Norway.
Gyda Eiriksdottir, first queen of all Norway, refused to marry future husband Harold Fairhair until he was king of all of Norway. Ten years later, during which he never cut his hair or beard, he was, and they married.
Scandinavians developed primitive skis at least years ago. By the Viking Age, Norsemen regarded skiing as an efficient way to get around and a popular form of recreation. They even worshipped a skiing God, Ullr.