Thyra Dane

Author of Romance. Blogs about Scandinavia, Vikings and books.

About me:

I love the freezing Scandinavian winters. I was born in Denmark but moved north to Norway where I live with my husband and our two teenagers. I run this blog where I write about everything from Vikings to How to Date a Scandinavian. I’ve only recently started writing original fiction and you can read my first short story in this anthology.

Thyra Dane, author of Scandinavian romance

Thyra Dane, author of Scandinavian romance

English is not my mother-tongue so pardon me for mutilating it on a regular basis. My blog isn’t edited or proofread, but my stories are!

I’ve always been fascinated with the Viking age and the old gods so my blog posts will probably contain quite a lot of swords and shields. Apart from that I’ll mainly blog about Scandinavia. So if you’re interested in this cold outpost of the world, you’re welcome to follow my blog. And you’re more than welcome to add suggestions to topics I should adress!

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You can also find my (very) old fanfiction on

Special thanks to:

I would like to thankย Rascalthemutant, Suki59 and Ooshka for pointing out mistakes and suggesting changes in my stories. They are the most encouraging betas anyone could have and I would not have been able to post anything if it hadn`t been for their guidance.

25 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Alison says:

    I love reading your posts about Scandinavian history and legend, especially the Vikings as I live in North Yorkshire where there was a large Viking presence, but I am missing Sookie the Shieldmaiden – any plans to resume that story ?

  2. thyra10 says:

    Thank you!
    Oh definitely! I`ve written a bit further but I want to finish the story before I start posting again so I don`t make people wait one more time. Unfortunately I`m a bit caught up at work and have been for a while. I hope I`ll have more time to write soon, though ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. isismama says:

    I enjoy your posts/stories about Vikings, vampires, and Scandinavia. I always like to learn something new and I do that here. (among other places, of course)

    1. thyra10 says:

      I`m glad you`re enjoying the posts and stories. I should probably write about other things than these topics but I always find myself going back to Vikings and Scandinavia ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I will enjoy any post about Scandinavia!

    1. thyra10 says:

      I`m glad because I enjoy writing about Scandinavia ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Koe says:

    Hiya! Nice to see yet another Scandinavian fanfic writer!

    If you should be interested in discussing fanfiction with and promoting your works to other Scandinavians, you can join us in an active, open and very nice community here:

    This is me there btw:

    I have also taken the liberty of adding your site here:

    Vennlig kollegial hilsen
    Koe / eve_n_furter ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. thyra10 says:

      Hi there! Great to see other Scandinavian fanfic writers. i`ll certainly check out your site! Thank you for letting me know about this – and for adding me ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. elfiina says:

    I dunno if you care but you’re using an accent mark (`) when you mean to be using an apostrophe (‘). The accent mark spaces the letters out and it looks really weird.

    1. elfiina says:

      Weird. That second set of parentheses should’ve contained a ‘ and not whatever that mark is. My bad.

      1. elfiina says:


        I give up.

    2. thyra10 says:

      I’ve only just been told about my wrong use of these marks. I’ve had American betas for my stories these past five years and they’ve never noticed but I think it’s something about WordPress that makes that mistake stand out more or maybe Word just auto-corrected the mistake? I’m now currently trying to relearn what key to hit whenever I want to use a ‘. It’s definitely not easy ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  7. Eva says:


    I couldn’t find a way to write privately, so here we go. I’ve read you things and had a good couple of chuckles. But one thing is bothering me a LOT – can’t you please use ‘ (apostrophe) instead of ยด (accent aigu) when you write. I know it’s a common mistake, but it’s still really annoying to read when used to the correct use (from books etc.)

    Best regards
    (also from Denmark – and still living here :oP )

    1. thyra10 says:

      I am trying. It was only two days ago someone made me aware of this mistake and my old fingers are having a hard time trying to relearn years of wrongdoing. I will probably keep making this mistake, but I am trying. Believe me ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Eva says:

        Well isn’t that all we can ever ask ๐Ÿ™‚ Thannk you for the reply..

  8. What a truly excellent blog you have – funny, informative, beautifully written, and everything a blog should be! I’m so glad I discovered it. (I may be your oldest fan, unless you have a doting great-grandparent about the place…)

    Norway was the first foreign country I visited, after England. In 1963, freshly arrived from Australia, I hitch-hiked from Bergen to Kirkenes and down through Finland and Sweden to Oslo and Copenhagen. (I blogged about that “Summer of ’63” in January last year.) Fifty years later, my son accompanied his pregnant girlfriend home to Oslo from Guatemala, and is still there. The girlfriend didn’t hold him, which was sad, but his two daughters did, and he is a loving part-time father. We stay with them every summer for a couple of weeks, and every winter they all come to us here in the Caribbean. Need I say we (my wife and I) love everything about Norway, pretty much. Even the cold doesn’t put us off!

    1. thyra10 says:

      Thank you! I’ve been a bit breathless this past week since one of my blog posts suddenly went viral so I’m a bit behind on replying.
      What a lovely story with you “finding” Norway twice (the last time through your son). And if the cold doesn’t put you off then you really love Norway ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Meimy Lass says:

    Very good!!! I’m Brazilian and I loved your post. I’m in love for a Danish and some times he seems very strange for me. I get it a lot, although it really sounds very strange to me , I do not understand how a person could have sex with someone before knowing the right person to talk out and perform activities together to get to know better ( dating ) . Normally sex here , arises between acquaintances , friends who have sex and then begin dating ( commit naturally , continue to be together and having sex but are not married, each with their life and in your home until resolved marry, or not ) … I think that’s why there’s so much jealousy here .

    1. thyra10 says:

      I’m glad you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m sure we do sound pretty strange to people from other parts of the world. We probably sound strange to ourselves too.
      I think it’s all about how you’re brought up to think about sex. Is it part of a commitment or could it also be just a few hours of pleasure with a person you’re physically attracted to but not one you necessarily want to share more than those hours with? I have no problem with neither but I can see how it would be hard if you’re brought up with something different.

  10. Ame says:

    I am so excited I found this blog. It started with the dating advice in Scandinavia, but the fact you love Vikings and Southern Vampire Mysteries is making me swoon.

    Unfortunately, I have already spent an hour reading and commenting, and I need to get back to work. I can’t wait to dig into this and devour it all! Thanks for following your passion and sharing it with the world.

  11. Frank says:

    Funny world. I never did get over my long lost Danish lover. She was neither the first nor the last love in my life, but she never truly left me and Alborg shall forever remain a sweet memory. I know, love is supposed to hit you when you find yourself in sunny locations. A beach in Thailand or a bar in Rio, perhaps. But love is magic and who am I to explain its inner workings. I know that alcohol makes the erotic juices flow and nowhere more readily than in Scandinavian countries, from what I hear. Ours was an exception to the rule. We were too poor to afford an alcohol filled affair. Love was all we had it was enough while it lasted. I enjoy you writing.Thanks

  12. sarangaexia says:

    My family and me retuned after our second trip to Scandinavia (because the first time, we fell in love with Denmark and this time we fell really hard for Norway and Sweden). we have travelled a lot and it is only some countries that really get to us. Norway has topped that list for us. but you know what made our trip very memorable? YOU PEOPLE! OMG, you guys are so sweet and nice to foreigners who look lost ;D and otherwise. so i have named you guys as the ‘warmest people from the coldest Country’.
    P.S. if only the cost of living would be a little cheap… sigh

    1. thyra10 says:

      It’s certainly good to know that we are nice to foreigners. I must admit that I’m not sure that we are – we are, after all, rather introvert. “Warmest people from the coldest country” – I like that ๐Ÿ˜€

      PS: Yes, it’s not cheap to travel around in Norway ๐Ÿ™

  13. lfnxphile says:

    I loved all the different settings for your stories and the fun articles on your site. Keep up the great work! You kept me entertained for hours, which I hope as an author was your intention.

    1. thyra10 says:

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜€

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