Viking DNA Tests: Discover Your True Scandinavian Ancestry

Home » Viking Blog » Viking DNA Tests: Discover Your True Scandinavian Ancestry

Are you fascinated by Viking culture and curious to find out more about your potential Scandinavian heritage? A DNA ancestry test can help you unlock the secrets of your genetic past.

Learning more about your own ancestry has become a very popular hobby in recent years. The emergence of at-home DNA ancestry tests has added a new dimension to researching your family tree.

Viking warriors illustration.
Modern DNA analysis can reveal the truth about your Scandinavian ancestry.

We know a huge proportion of our readers here at Life in Norway are Americans who have a strong interest in all things Scandinavian. In fact, the phrase “I have Viking DNA” is a common opener to emails that we receive!

Proving your Scandinavian DNA

Of course, there is no such thing as Viking DNA, for Viking was a job description and not a race nor nationality.

But proving your Scandianvian ancestry is something that many people seem keen to do. With the new at-home ancestry test kit from Living DNA, it’s now easier than ever to get the answers you’ve been looking for.

Order a Living DNA Test: US ResidentsUK ResidentsInternational

If you're an American with an interest in Viking culture and potential Scandinavian heritage, a DNA test might be just the thing to satisfy your curiosity and learn more about your ancestry.

Not only can DNA testing confirm whether you have Scandinavian roots, but it can also provide detailed information about the wider geographic origins of your family.

With a simple cheek swab or saliva sample, you can unlock a wealth of genetic information that can help you better understand your own identity.

For those interested in Viking culture, a Living DNA ancestry test can be a fascinating way to learn more about the historical figures and events that shaped the Scandinavian region.

Testing also reveals valuable health information

DNA testing can also provide important insights into your health and potential genetic predispositions. Living DNA test services report on genetic variants that can impact the way your body metabolizes vitamins and minerals, and help you optimise what you eat.

Order a Living DNA Test: US ResidentsUK ResidentsInternational

In short, a modern DNA test can help you understand your past and make informed decisions about your future diet and healthcare.

Whether you're a history buff, a genealogy enthusiast, or simply curious about your own family history, a Living DNA ancestry test can be a fascinating and informative way to explore your heritage.

There's never been a better time to take the plunge and unlock the secrets of your genetic past.

Read more: The History of the Viking Age

So why not order a DNA test today and start exploring your Scandinavian heritage? Who knows, you might just uncover some fascinating new information about your family history and the cultural legacy of the Vikings.

Disclaimer: Life in Norway is an affiliate of Living DNA. We receive a small commission on sales made via our links, which go towards the running costs of this website. There is no additional cost to you.

About Life in Norway

Sometimes, more than one person in the Life in Norway team works on a story. This was one of those times!

Norway Weekly Subscribe Banner

9 thoughts on “Viking DNA Tests: Discover Your True Scandinavian Ancestry”

  1. The so-called “Vikings” were Norse pirates with, I suspect, more Neanderthal DNA than the average European. They expressed a pathological greed that motivated them to raid defenceless European coastal communities, raping and pillaging along the way. Many ordinary Norse actually became refugees, escaping the “Vikings” by fleeing, e.g., to Britain and Iceland. Any attempt to romanticise so-called “Vikings” expresses very odd cognitive bias. Just the Nordic propaganda machine coughing up more fantastical nonsense. What happened to the “Vikings” in Norway and why was there minimal social development for centuries in Norway? Even to this day, Norway is an odd backwater in Europe, lost on the periphery of civilisation, struggling in one of the world’s least self-sufficient landscapes. Ironically, one of the most xenophobic populations in Europe, but wholly dependent on the generosity of foreigners. If I had any “Viking” DNA, I’d keep it quiet. I think I’d prefer to be a lot more proud of the >98% I share with chimps.

    • “Norway is an odd backwater in Europe, lost on the periphery of civilisation, struggling in one of the world’s least self-sufficient landscapes.”
      Wow, you couldn’t be more wrong. Norway is one of the richest countries in the world per capita. They have one of the lowest unemployment rates Norway is one of the greenest countries.

      Least self-sufficient landscapes? Oil, natural gas, fishing industry, crabbing industry.

      Yes, the Vikings were brutal, just like all civilisations have been at one time or another. They also revolutionized international trade, invented the keel, sundial, compass (China invented it earlier but it wasn’t known), and sailed to America 500 years before Christopher Columbus.

    • That’s some size of a superiority complex you appear to have…you must be English (genetically, at least), probably Saxon, but culturally Oik. ;0)

  2. Pretty much all genetic diversity in European human populations existed tens of thousands of years ago. The pretence marketed by PR professionals that genome sequencing shows what % “Viking” or anything else lurks in an individual’s genes is quite laughable and blatantly daylight con artistry, a scam to get folk to part with their money. Unless your ancestors were wilfully inbreeding ad infinitum up to your grandparents, the integrity of a genome doesn’t survive much for more than a generation. You’re more closely related to a stranger driving a local bus than to some distance “Viking” barbarian. Claims a DNA test shows how much of a “Viking” or anythings else you are is nothing but a very dodgy, untestable hypothesis glossed over by profiteering corporate PR professionals promoting “shareholder value”. Classic “Lutheran work ethic”.

  3. Unfortunately a very sad case, vikings and Norway have a great history, and far from being a backwater country, its a very advanced country. Very Liberal and unlike some countries actually cares for its people. Vikings were explorers and traders. Sailing across oceans to America 500 years before Columbus. If you check your history in so called civilised countries they crucified people and burned down whole villages and took slaves for profit. Romans and Norman’s. Great example of civilised people


Leave a Comment