Story: Scandinavians

Dannevirke information centre

Dannevirke information centre

The Viking waving his sword above the Dannevirke information centre is part of the borough’s branding as a tourist destination: the dramatic figure alerts the casual traveller to the area’s Scandinavian founders. While local people still celebrate this heritage, the languages and culture have largely disappeared.

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Carl Walrond, 'Scandinavians - Culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015