SUBMITTED BY: Michelle and Rob J. LOCATIONS: Sweden and Iceland (2009/2010)
For years, young brothers Ben, David and Stephen have been jokingly told that their Swedish heritage has some Viking bloodlines. The faux genealogy usually came up when they had to brave cold weather.
So naturally, the boys gravitated to these Viking Opera helmets during family trips to Sweden and Iceland.
Q: So when you’re in an airport gift shop, how can you tell if the charming Viking maidens who greet you are the real deal or not?
A: The Vikings didn’t wear braces.
The smiles give these guys away.
(Braided hats are the latest vacation souvenir rage. See how the Canadians are marketing the silly trend.)