A blog about the history, geography, and mythology of the Nordic countries.
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland, and their associated territories.
Erik the Victorious is considered the earliest known king of Sweden, ruling from 970-995CE. That is, he is the oldest king about which anything is known. His status as king of Sweden has been debated by scholars. Erik’s son, Olof Skötkonung, is documented to be the first king accepted by the people of both Svealand and Götaland.