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Viking discoveries near you

Vikings, the Norse seafarers of legend, were warriors, traders, engineers, innovators, and brilliant navigators. Fiercely loyal to their families, communities and brothers-in-arms they were infused with a passion for adventure and exploration. Pushing the boundaries of both their knowledge and their abilities, they extended the edge of the Viking map far beyond the then known horizon.

This burning passion for adventure and exploration led to a revolution in ship-design, and their longboats were seen not just in Northern Europe, but as far afield as the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and North America.

Viking communities were established in four continents and their legacy, therefore, is felt all over the world. Here we have shared some useful links for you to ignite your own spirit of exploration.

The Vikings in North America

Columbus was the first European to visit the Americas? Dream on. Both the written record…

The Viking Ship Museum

You don’t have to take our word for it about Viking maritime craftsmanship. At the…

The forgotten viking castle

In 2014, archaeologists discovered a long-forgotten Viking castle near Copenhagen. Four of them returned in…

Home of the viking kings

In the tenth century, Gorm the Old became the first historically recognised ruler of Denmark.…