Kingdom of Norway
Map by Janboruta
Haakon IV
Start Bias

Forn Siðr (HR)

Religious Intolerance
Financial, Seafaring
Map Labels Language
Norway led by Haakon IV is a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta[1].

This mod requires Brave New World and the Denmark Civilization and Scenario DLC.



Amongst the great powers of Scandinavia, Norway was decisively the first. As audacious Vikings and explorers, and then hardened Christian warriors and traders, Norway rose to prominence in the 13th century, colonizing as far as Greenland and Iceland, and bringing inspiration to her nordic brothers. Its dominance would be short-lived, however, as Norway would be devastated by the Bubonic Plague and then the rise of the Hanseatic League, and would spend the next seven centuries under the sovereignty of Denmark and then Sweden. The Kingdom would regain its independence at the turn of the 20th century and would regain its former prosperity; becoming one of the most successful economies today - owing largely to the fact of its independence from the European Union and its exorbitant natural oil reserves.

Haakon IV

Haakon Haakonsson, the 13th Century King of Norway, was born in Folenborg. For 46 years, King Haakon endeavoured to salvage Norway from the civil war in which it had been embroiled since the 1100s. With this, he would be successful, bringing Norway to its height. Having defeated the uprising of the former pretender in 1227, Haakon's rule would become so illustrious that, at different points, he would be offered the Imperial Crown by the Pope, the Irish High Kingship and the command of the French crusader fleet headed for the Levant. His attempts to spread Norwegian influence across Europe would continue with his conquest of Iceland and Greenland, as well as his efforts in translating contemporary literature into Old Norse. Although Haakon died in 1263 during a campaign against the Kingdom of Scotland, his legacy would be heralded as one of the greatest amongst Norwegian Kings.

Dawn of Man

By the grace of God, noble Haakon, King of Norway and her eminent holdings, welcome. Born in the midst of civil war, you would rise to become Norway's greatest King; crushing those who would tear the kingdom asunder, and bringing calm and prosperity to the tumultuous land of the valiant Norse. During your reign, you would seek to bring your people closer to Europe, and you would instigate legal, cultural and spiritual reforms to bridge the gap between the Christian continent and the Pagan north. Under your capable guidance, Norway would be transformed into a kingdom upon which the powers of Europe would gaze with envy, and you would set in motion the lasting legacy of Scandinavian influence to come.

Haakon Diplo

Leaderscene by janboruta

Exemplary King, your faithful subjects call for you to lead Norway once more to the glory of its past. Can you tame the frozen seas of the north? Can you become the envy of all Scandinavian powers to come? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "I am Haakon, son of Haakon the third, King of Norway. This kingdom is my kingdom, and a kingdom of northmen. If you have come to take it from me, you will be sorely mistaken in this quest."

Introduction: "I am Haakon, son of Haakon the third and King of Norway. From what quaint fiefdom do you hail?"

Defeat: "You dealt this great kingdom a mighty blow, and I go now in despair."

Unique Attributes

Norway (Haakon IV)

Art by Janboruta

The Northward Route

Begin with nearby Coastal tiles visible and receive double quantity from ocean Luxuries. +1 Gold Gold from Fish.


Art by Firaxis

Birkebeiner (Swordsman)
  • Double Moves Movement in Snow, Tundra and Hills
  • +20% Strength Combat Strength in Hills
  • Immune to Snow Attrition (ExCE)

Art by Firaxis

Stave Church (Temple)
  • Stores Food Food whenever a new Citizen is born equal to the city's FaithIcon Faith output (max 15%)
  • Does not require a Shrine
Changes to Denmark (Harald Bluetooth)

Art by Janboruta

Longboat (Galleass) (Replaces the Norwegian Ski Infantry)
  • -20% Strength Combat Strength (8 vs 10)
  • Has a Ranged attack with 12 Strength Ranged Strength
  • Land units within two tiles gain Coastal Raider promotion
  • Available at Compass
  • Immune to Scurvy Attrition (ExCE)
City List
  1. Oslo
  2. Trondheim
  3. Bergen
  4. Eidsvoll
  5. Tromso
  6. Stavanger
  7. Tonsberg
  8. Lillehammer
  9. Narvik
  10. Roros
  11. Sarpsborg
  12. Alesund
  13. Bodo
  14. Kristiansand
  15. Avaldsnes
  16. Elverum
  17. Vardo
  18. Molde
  19. Grip
  20. Sandnes
  21. Rjukan
  22. Drammen
  23. Skien
  24. Namsos
  25. Hamar
  26. Kongsberg
  27. Halden
  28. Arendal
  29. Egersund
  30. Nordkapp
  31. Alta
  32. Levanger
  33. Kautokeino
  34. Karasjok
Spy List
  • Marius
  • Astrid
  • Hanne
  • Sonja
  • Selmer
  • Bergh
  • Thorstein
  • Sverre
  • Trine
  • Yngve



Norway provides a variety of different bonuses. From Turn 0, your knowledge of the land is much more detailed - you can see clusters of Sea Resources, the shape of continents (avoiding Scout-slowing disappointing peninsulas) and after a turn, perhaps some City-State borders to head towards for Gold and Faith. Double quantity of Sea Resources allows you a fair bit more Gold or Happiness if you can Trade them away. The Gold from Fish is a consistent, mild bonus. Birkebeiners have a situational Combat bonus, and should generally reach the frontline of a siege faster to soak up damage in place of your ranged Units in early offensives. The Stave Church can be a great assist to Tall Cities - combined with an Aqueduct, your Cities will store 55% of their Food upon a new Citizen birth, and 80% with a Medical Lab. However, achieving an output of 15 Faith will be difficult for a Civ with no advantage to Faith generation. You should be able to achieve it in the Capital - Shrine, Temple and Grand Temple make 11, at which point you'd need four more, such as from Pantheons and Faith-bought Buildings. If possible, get some of the Theology Wonders and Stonehenge/Notre Dame in a variety of Cities for the most benefit.


Peace Theme War Theme
Norway - Hakon IV Peace03:10

Norway - Hakon IV Peace

Norway - Hakon IV War03:17

Norway - Hakon IV War

"Wilderness" by Andreas Waldetoft. "Viking Fury" by Geoff Knorr.

Mod Support

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events and Decisions

Root out Paganism

These worshippers of false Gods infect the land like a plague with their witchery and superstitution. If we are to truly become a kingdom favoured by God, we must convert them by sword or prayer, whatever it takes.


  • Player must be Norway
  • Must have a majority Religion Religion (or State Religion)
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • [# of Pantheon followers * 6] CultureIcon Culture
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate


  • All citizens following your pantheon belief are converted to your Majority/State Religion Religion
  • [# of Pantheon followers * 10]FaithIcon Faith (or * 15 Piety Piety)

Fund Seafaring Expedition

Our ancestors were great seafarers; braving the treacherous oceans in pursuit of wealth and adventure. We should recreate these legendary tales and prepare our fleet for a voyage into foreign waters, where riches and glory await.


  • Player must be Norway
  • Player must have researched Optics
  • May only be enacted before the Renaissance Era
  • May only be enacted once per era


  • 500 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate


  • 2 Longboats
  • 1 Settler with Ocean Embarkation

Bagli Pretender

The rebel Bagler group, advocating for the rights of the nobility and opposing the growing rights of the common people, have rallied their support behind a new pretender to the throne of Norway: Sigurd Ribbung. A new civil war has broken out, and the Bagler seek to have us displaced as King.

Option 1: Their rebellion must be put down.

  • 3 rebel Swordsmen spawn in your territory
  • 2 Birkebeiner spawn in the Capital Capital

Note: this event will only fire in the Medieval Era.

Rex Perpetuus Norvegiae

Norway has become a bastion of faith; united in the spirit of devotion to Religion. This confers an inviolable legitimacy upon our throne, and as such, we shall henceforth be known as her Eternal King.

Option 1: This is a great honour.

  • Gain the epithet 'the Holy'
  • Gain 200 FaithIcon Faith (or Piety 30 Piety)

Note: this event will only fire if your Religious Unity is over 70%.

Claims, Colonies, and Crimes

Colony List
  1. Myggbukta
  2. Eystribyggð
  3. Longyearbyen
  4. Vinland
  5. Vestribyggð
  6. Olonkinbyen
  7. Bouvetøya
  8. Dronning Maud Land
  9. Tórshavn
  10. Klaksvík
  11. Hoyvík
  12. Argir
  13. Reykjavík
  14. Seyðisfjörður
  15. Skúlastaðir
  16. Vífilsstaðir
  17. Garðabær
  18. Vopnafjörður
  19. Kirkwall
  20. Stromness
  21. Lerwick

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now enjoying your fishing rights and banging their heads to your black metal. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture, and that it shall foil any hope we have to create a one world government."

Full Credits List

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Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 6
Last Updated: 3 December 2015

  • JFD: Author.
  • Janboruta: Artwork.
  • Andrea Waldetoft: Wilderness (Peace Theme).
  • Geoff Knorr: Viking Fury (War Theme).

Notes and References

  1. JFD's Civilisations
JFD and Janboruta's Civilizations
Afonso IAleksandr NevskyAlexios I KomnenosAlfredBrian BoruCharlemagneGediminasHaakon HaakonssonInnocent IIIIngolfur ArnarsonJustinian IMargaretheStefan DusanStephen ITiridates IIIVaclav IIWilliam IVlad III
Charles VChristian IVGian GaleazzoHenry VIIIIvan IVJames VILouis XIVMehmed IIPhilip IIPhilip IIISigismund II
Ahmad Shah DurraniAlexander IDufourFerdinand IFrederickFrederick Augustus IJoseph IIKarl XIIPeter I
Brigham YoungLincolnLudwig IIMeijiOscar IIPius IXVictor Emmanuel IIVictoria
Albert IClemenceauGeorge VLeninNicholas IIVictor Emmanuel III
StalinChurchillRooseveltMussoliniHitlerTojoCharles de GaullePilsudski
Jigme Dorji WangchuckPutin
Ali ibn al-HassanSaladinSaif bin SultanSeddonBulanEriRobrecht III

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