About Vikings

The accepted history of the Vikings is of a band of blood-thirsty raiding pirates. It's all true.

Vikings

Coast’s Neil Oliver peers back into history to re-examine a group of people that are still feared throughout history.

The Vikings Longboat was an icon of an entire age. Boats like these took the Vikings to Iceland, Greenland, and even America.

The Vikings Longboat was an icon of an entire age. Boats like these took the Vikings to Iceland, Greenland, and even America.

The accepted history of the Vikings is of a band of blood-thirsty pirates raiding the peaceful monasteries of Christendom - and all of it is completely true.

The Vikings took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of the story.

The Vikings did not document their history themselves so we have had to discover it, and that discovery - of the Vikings from their point of view - reveals an extraordinary story of a people who, from the brink of destruction, in the course of 200 years reached around a quarter of the globe, and built an empire.