Syndicate content

Vikings

Stay up-to-date with the all latest research in Vikings from the Nordic Countries.

Scroll through our articles and bookmark this page to stay up to date with all things Vikings related here at ScienceNordic.

The mystery of a deeply gouged Viking shield

This gouge may be the result of a successful parry. The viking who owned the shield was on a journey, probably to Eastern Europe.

The viking women who disappeared

Women played an important part in Viking Age society, and their role far exceeded that of mother and the “housewife”. Why, then, are they barely mentioned in the history books?

Greenland Vikings outlived climate change for centuries

Climate change didn't kill off the thick-skinned Norsemen.

Old DNA reveals Viking impacts on flora and fauna

Vikings’ navigational skills and travels led to more than plundering and cultural exchanges. It also spread Scandinavian plants and animals to places abroad – and likewise brought foreign flora and fauna to the Nordic countries.

Ancient ring brings Vikings and Islamic civilizations closer together

Ring with Arabic inscriptions found in Swedish Viking grave.

DNA study: Vikings were plagued by intestinal parasites

A study of the remains of a 1,000 year old latrine reveals an unpleasant fact about the Vikings.

Mid-Norway Vikings among the first to sail to British Isles

Archaeological findings show that Vikings from mid- and western Norway were among the first to make the trip to the British Isles.

New light shed on the Viking Age: Scandinavia’s oldest town was built 70 years earlier than thought

The Danish town Ribe is the oldest town in Scandinavia. Now a new study suggests that Ribe may have become a town much earlier than thought.

This is what living in the Viking age looked like

Explore one of northern Europe's largest Viking settlements in Denmark through this digital reconstruction.

Evidence found: Harald Bluetooth built Viking fortress

A few months ago, the find of a hidden ringfort in Denmark created great excitement among archaeologists all over the world. Now archaeologists have finally concluded that it is, in fact, a Viking fortress. But was it Harald Bluetooth's?