Leaders, Who Needs 'em?

David J. M. Swallow | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK
David J. M. Swallow

With the American Presidential Inauguration Day now upon us, here are 6 reasons why we don't need 'em.

Why England Lost to Iceland at Football - Blame the Parents

Harry Oram | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Sport
Harry Oram

When Iceland beat England at football in Euro 2016 it sent shockwaves through the country. And when their fans did the war cry, was I the only one to be both frightened, and a little bit turned on by it?

Bad News For Travis Fimmel Fans

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

Travis Fimmel has some bad news for his global army of fans. The star of ‘Vikings’, currently on screen in ‘Warcraft: The Beginning’, isn’t ...

Lefteris Yakoumakis: Sanctuary and Sagas in Iceland

Nancy Campbell | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nancy Campbell

I caught up with artist Lefteris Yakoumakis whose fascination with Icelandic culture and landscape has drawn him back again and again to the small town of Siglufjörður in the country's far north.

Is the Scandi Love of Winter Swimming Crazy?

Melanie Haynes | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Last week I found myself in the well-to-do Copenhagen seaside suburb of Hellerup and I was drawn down one of the side roads leading to the front as the sun was actually shining and glittering off the sea. I was sitting looking out towards Sweden when I realised that I was sitting right by the Vinterbad or winter swimming area.

Caroline Frost

TV REVOLUTION: Woody Allen Gets Unique Deadline From Amazon Bosses | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Woody Allen is a director used to exercising his own creative freedom, but even he must have been surprised by the lax demands made of him by Amazon w...

Weekend Warriors: An enjoyable Window Into Reenactment

John Fletcher | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
John Fletcher

It's a hobby I immensely enjoy, and one that I am fortunate to have shared with countless enthusiastic, outgoing and passionate people who work extremely hard to recreate life in the Dark Ages for the benefit and enjoyment of others.

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 96 - The Smell of Art

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Back in the Ming exhibition I rise from the floor and continue my tour. This exhibition has been a huge success - friends from America have flown over more or less just to see it.

Sexism's Blurred Lines on the Vikings, Boko Haram and Slavery

Roz Morris | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Roz Morris

We don't celebrate modern slavery and sex trafficking. We don't think Boko Haram and other armed terrorist and pirate gangs in Africa, and elsewhere who are kidnapping people for ransom or sale are great fun, so we'll dress up like them - do we?

The Day I Tried Viking Fitness Class

Jack Dutton | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Dutton

Spring has always been a popular time to take up new exercise routines to ward off the post-Christmas barrel belly. But many of these routines are stale and mundane, and people tend to give them up after a few weeks...

Poets as Well as Plunderers: The British Museum's New Viking Exhibit Is a Hit And Miss Affair

Kevin Childs | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Childs

As well as the tightly packed crowds, what greets you on first entering has nothing much to recommend it. A few gold and silver trinkets, delicate and beautiful in their own way, but impossible to appreciate when you're craning over the heads of a dozen people in front of you.

One Million Brits 'Descended From Vikings'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

Around one million Britons, or one in 33 men across the UK, can claim direct descent from Vikings, according to a new DNA study. Men from the far n...

It's The End Of The World On Saturday, According to Viking Myth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

Cancel your plans for this Saturday, the end is nigh. We survived an asteroid that was hurtling towards Earth, the Mayan apocalypse and Y2K, but no...

A Row Over Beards Has Closed Shetland Island Fire Station

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

An Island in the Shetlands has been left without firefighter cover because two members are growing facial hair for a upcoming event. Two members o...

Whale Meat Used In Icelandic Beer 'Will Make Vikings Of Drinkers', Promises Brewery

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An Icelandic brewery has reportedly teamed up with a whaling company to create… you guessed it, a beer containing extracts of whale. The 5.2% co...

Planet Appetite: Baku FIA GT World Challenge in Azerbaijan

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

At around six hours flying time from London, Baku is not quite a weekend destination but, add a couple of days, and it becomes very attractive indeed. There's a spanking new airport, looking like a giant crystal goldfish bowl, and on the way into town the buildings lining the wide boulevards are all lit up.

The Coffee Loving Vikings of Oslo

Gareth Johnson | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

Out in the residential area of Grünerløkka you can find the store of Tim Wendelboe. Wendelboe won the world barista championships a few years ago and clearly sets the standard for coffee in Oslo. Wendelboe's small shop is mainly dedicated to the roasting of beans, but you can get take-away coffee or perch at one of the few seats on offer.

Caroline Frost

How 'Vikings' Leading Man Travis Fimmel Nearly Got Away... | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Vikings' creator Michael Hirst has revealed that show bosses almost missed getting their leading man Travis Fimmel, because time was running out befo...

Pictures Of The Day: From Vikings To Christmas Magic In Germany

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK

As ancient artifacts come to life as items from the Silverdale Viking Hoard dating back to 900 AD are put on display at the British Museum, we take a ...

Pictures Of The Day: From Viking Hoards To Glowing Blue Pork

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

Feeling strapped for cash this Christmas shopping season? Get your metal detector out and hope to strike gold - just like Darren Webster, who discover...