Is Kattegat Norway a real place?

Is Kattegat Norway a real place?

Kattegat, where the series Vikings is set, is not a real place. Kattegat is the name given to the large sea area situated between Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

What sound is between Denmark and Sweden?

Øresund
The Sound, Danish Øresund, Swedish Öresund, strait between Zealand (Sjælland), Denmark, and Skåne, Sweden, connecting the Kattegat strait (northwest) with the Baltic Sea (south). The Sound is one of the busiest sea lanes in the world.

What is the water between Denmark and Sweden called?

Kattegat, (Danish: “Cat’s Throat”) Swedish Kattegatt, strait forming part of the connection between the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.

Where is hedeby?

Hedeby (Danish pronunciation: [ˈhe̝ːðəˌpyˀ], Old Norse Heiðabýr, German Haithabu) was an important Danish Viking Age (8th to the 11th centuries) trading settlement near the southern end of the Jutland Peninsula, now in the Schleswig-Flensburg district of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Where is the modern day Kattegat?

Kattegat is actually a sea area located between Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The area is bounded by the Jutlandic peninsula (part of Denmark and Germany) in the west, the Danish Straits islands of Denmark to the south, and the provinces of Västergötland, Scania, Halland, and Bohusländ in Sweden to the east.

How deep is the water between Denmark and Sweden?

It is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) wide at its narrowest point between Helsingør in Denmark and Helsingborg in Sweden….

Øresund
Max. length 118 km (73 mi)
Max. width 28 kilometres (17 mi)
Min. width 4 km (2.5 mi)
Max. depth −40 m (−130 ft)

What sea is Denmark close to?

Denmark borders both the Baltic and North Seas along its 8,750 km (5,440 mi) tidal shoreline.

Who owns the Danish strait?

Historically, the Danish straits were internal waterways of Denmark; however, following territorial losses, Øresund and Fehmarn Belt are now shared with Sweden and Germany, while the Great Belt and the Little Belt have remained Danish territorial waters.

What was the largest Viking city?

Hedeby
Hedeby was the second largest Nordic town during the Viking Age, after Uppåkra in present-day southern Sweden, The city of Schleswig was later founded on the other side of the Schlei. Hedeby was abandoned after its destruction in 1066….Timeline.

based on Elsner
1066 Traditional end of the Viking Age

How much spatial data coverage in the Skagerrak and Kattegat?

Spatial data coverage in the Skagerrak and the Kattegat was more scattered but broadly similar to North Sea coastal waters with 10–50 observations per square, for the period 2006–2014. In the Sound mainly one station was sampled.

What is the average salinity in the Kattegat?

For the Kattegat, Skagerrak and Sound, average concentrations are mostly <0.7 µM. In the east of the Skagerrak average concentrations are around 0.1 µM. Data coverage varied widely between years, areas and salinity bands assessed.

How high is the salinity in the Skagerrak?

High concentrations (>10 µM) are observed in coastal areas (salinity 0–27) of the Skagerrak and in the Kattegat. Concentrations are lower in the offshore areas (salinity >27) of the Skagerrak (around 4 µM) ( Figure n ).

What is the standard deviation in the Skagerrak?

The standard deviation in the Skagerrak, the Kattegat and in coastal waters of the southern United Kingdom coast is also at 50–80%. Compared to other OSPAR data series, data coverage for nutrient concentrations justifies the classification of confidence as ‘high’ for the purposes of the Intermediate Assessment 2017.