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Illustration of Viking warriors and a longship

Viking Art: Carvings, Metalwork & Modern Fan Artwork

The sword-weilding Norsemen of yesteryear had quite the reputation as warriors. Perhaps it may surprise you to learn that there's plenty of Viking art from the period. If you think that ruthless, seafaring barbarians had little...
Historical Viking ships full of seafaring Norsemen

The Complete History of the Vikings

Over the course of around 250 years, seafaring Norsemen left their homes to pursue riches abroad. The era has become almost legendary and left a lasting legacy on the world. But how much do you know...
Viking woman standing by ship in the water

Viking Women: What Women Really Did in the Viking Age

Women in the Viking Age enjoyed more equality and freedom than almost all other women of their time. From warriors to farmers, here's the story of the roles of Viking women. Some recent articles have highlighted...
Viking woman in typical costume of the time

Viking Clothes: What Did The Vikings Wear?

Was there such a thing as Viking fashion? We piece together clues from the sagas with archaeological evidence to bring you this guide to Viking clothing. Have you ever wondered what type the clothes the Vikings...
A Viking longship on a fjord in Norway

Viking Longships: Vessels for Trades and Raids

Discover more about the great vessels the Norsemen used for trade and raids. The Vikings' longships are one of the greatest symbols of the era and remain an icon of Scandinavia today. The Vikings operated throughout...
Inside a Viking Longhouse in Norway

Viking Longhouses: A Glimpse of Everyday Viking Life

Forget the raids and battles for now. Step inside a Viking longhouse to understand what everyday life was really like. You might have the impression that Vikings were constantly either sailing away to find new lands...
A Viking grave illustration

A Viking Grave Mystery in Norway

Archaeologists have uncovered a viking grave with two bodies in two boats, buried one hundred years apart. Who were they, and why were they buried together? The unusual discovery at Vinjeøra in central Norway has been...
A Viking ship approaching shore

Viking Movies: Norse Warriors on the Big Screen

The Vikings have been a constant source of cinematic storytelling since the dawn of cinema. Here’s our roundup of some of the better films you can catch on a rainy day. HBO's Vikings has led the...
Kristofer Hivju and Gry Molvær Hivju

True Viking: Game of Thrones Star to Launch Reality Show

From the brains of one of Norway’s most loved actors comes a new Viking-themed reality show concept that we think you’re going to love! Kristofer Hivju spent several years patrolling the north and taking on the...
Archaeologists at Vinjeøra

Viking Burial House Uncovered In Norway

Archaeologists from NTNU Science Museum have uncovered what appears to be a small mausoleum, or burial house, in central Norway. Lead archaeologist Raymond Sauvage called it “a very rare and interesting find.” It is the latest...