The Day I Tried Viking Fitness Class

Jack Dutton | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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 discov...