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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...
Viking raider with a longship

Why Did The Viking Age Start?

There's a great deal we know about the era of the vikings. It was an age of exploration, trade, and expansion. But what prompted its beginnings? If you ask 100 people when the Viking age began,...
Viking Ship Archaeological Dig in Norway

Gjellestad Viking Ship: Archaeologists Find Keel In Good Condition

A solid piece of wood has been discovered in the keel of the Viking ship at the Gjellestad burial site, after two weeks of archaeological investigations. Norwegian archaeologists and history enthusiasts across the world are celebrating...
Viking raiders in the ocean

The Viking Timeline: What Happened & When?

The Viking Age lasted a few hundred years. But what happened, and when? We take a detailed look at the Viking timeline. The Viking era is the period following the Germanic Iron Age. From around the...
Gjellestad viking ship site at Halden, Norway

Historic Viking Ship Excavation Starts In Norway

For the first time in 100 years, a viking ship grave is being excavated in Norway. Here's what archaeologists and researchers hope to find. Last year a viking ship grave was discovered by new georadar technology...