Viking Trading Towns: Strategic Positions Near Coast

It was not until the Viking Age that the towns started to flourish in Scandinavian regions. Before, most regions were dominated with farmland and fishing villages. The Vikings were self-sufficient. They simply produced what they needed to survive. However, life moved on, they created more crops and raised more livestock, they traded and wanted more …


Dragon Harald Fairhair – The Largest Replica Viking Ship

Viking draken harald fairhair largest viking replica ship

Without ships, Viking Age would not have been the same. Viking ships now become not only the symbol of Viking glory but also the inspiration and awe for the offspring. With the inspiration and desire to depict the Viking Age in this modern world again, a group of insightful started constructing Draken Harald Fairhair – …


Viking Excavations That Can Challenge The Scholars

Archaeology is awesome. Because not only does it help us understand what the ancient people did in their time but archaeological artifacts also excite the scholars with new mysteries. In Viking excavations, some artifacts have dazzled the scholars and archaeologists to the core for the unsolved questions. Here are some of Viking excavations that challenge …


Viking Hrafnkels Saga: Horse, Vow, Kill, and Revenge

Viking horse Viking Hrafnkels Saga

Viking Hrafnkels Saga or Hrafnkels Saga Freysgoða was an Icelandic saga that told the story of struggles between chieftains and farmer in the 10th century. Hrafnkell was initially a farmer, a duelist, and a loyal worshipper of Freyr. But as the story went on, Hrafnkell became a atheist who refused to believe in gods. Hrafnkell …


Viking Lindisfarne Attack: This is Not Viking Birthday

Viking Lindisfarne Attack

Spending time surfing some sites on the Internet, we might come across some sources noting the Vikings started on June 8, 793. Common as it might be, the “fact” turns out to be not true. In fact, the precision of the Viking birthday depends on your opinion about the Viking Age. If you mean Viking …


Archaeologists Detected Viking Ship Burial in Norway

The archaeologists have scanned a site in Østfold, Norway with a hi-tech radar. Nothing much have been found until the footage of a 20-metre ship below the surface. Indeed, it is a Viking ship burial lying 50cm under the earth. What is different in this Viking ship burial is that the imposing mound once covering …


Inspiring Viking Quotes to Make A Quick Getaway

Inspiring Viking quotes

Daily inspiring quotes are spices to our lives. Viking quotes are not merely speakings of the savage warriors. They are the legacy of the experienced men who fought until their last breath along with their brothers. Viking quotes were the results of years on the ocean and away from home. The life experience of the …


Viking Birka: Important Viking Trading Center Collapsed

modern reconstruction of viking birka town viking hectic town

Viking Birka used to be one of the most hectic Viking trading centers in their time. What remain now are the graveyard of a long gone community. Indeed, Birka now is a hot archaeological spot. By far, the archaeologists have detected 3,000 graves in Birka. Birka is located on the island of Björkö which is …


Saga of Sworn Brothers: Don’t Laugh At Viking Axe

Viking Rollo in Vikings TV series

For long, scholars have been arguing about the Viking Saga of Sworn Brothers. The forever debate revolves around whether this piece of work presented the bravery of the warriors or reflected nothing but violent society. Whatever the result might be, there is only one thing we know for sure. If anyone dared to behead others …


Why Vikings Raided? Because of Shortage of Women

What we commonly know about the Vikings is their great achievement over the water. Much to our belief, the Vikings were the raiders who traveled across the ocean to loot and plunder. But what was their motivation to go on raiding? The Vikings started out with small raids and those small raids gradually became the …