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A Medieval Atlas

Maps of Scandinavia

The Norse, Swedes and Danes frequently traveled far from home on raiding or trading expeditions, colonizing Iceland and even reaching the Americas a thousand years ago. They also fought each other and allied with each other over the centuries to define and redefine the Scandinavian nations we now know as Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The maps below display some of their movements and the lands they conquered.

You can find related materials about the history of the Vikings and Scandinavia through the Middle Ages in the Vikings Subject Index.


The Danelaw
Attractive map at Britannia Internet Magazine depicts the portion of Britain controlled by the Danes in about 880 C.E.

Finland 500 Years on the Map of Europe
Photographs and scans of period maps from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries, most from the medieval era, with the history behind each map. Provided by Erkki Fredrikson at Virtual Finland.

Suggested Viking Routes
Colorful map displays possible routes from the eighth through the eleventh centuries, at the Historical and Cultural Atlas Resource.

Maps of the Baltic Lands

These maps depict the lands bordering the Baltic Sea, including Russia, Scandinavia and Northern Europe. They are from the Atlas to Freeman's Historical Geography, online here at the Medieval History site. Select the year that interests you:









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About the Medieval Atlas
   The Medieval Atlas is a directory of maps, charts, geographic drawings and illustrations, illuminations, and other cartographic representations of the world in general, and the geography of Europe in particular, during the Middle Ages. Both historical maps and period or "antique" maps are included.
   The directory links to maps on the web as well as to maps right here at the Medieval History site. Many maps are in the public domain and may be downloaded and used freely; however, please check each individual page for copyright notices and any terms of use for the map it displays.
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