History

Battle of the Ice: Sweden's Meteorological Defeat of Denmark in 1658

  • By J . Neumann
  • Jan 27, 2021

Photo by Ludovic Charlet

Scandinavian history is one rich with battles, raids, and trade; all of which were impacted by weather conditions of the northern latitudes, especially the formation and break up of ice floes throughout the Northern and Baltic seas. This is a closer examination of one weather event that changed the course of Danish and Swedish history. 

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