Originating from the Scandinavian peninsula, Viking warriors from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway have invaded and brutally plundered many lands in Europe.
Vikings are people living in the Nordic region
in present-day Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. When it comes to Vikings, we often think of warriors or violent pirates.
If the Mongolian horse's hooves once made the grim reaper hoodie grasslands in the East unable to grow, about 300 years ago, the Vikings also caused the western seas to "wake up".
Originating from the Scandinavian peninsula, Viking warriors from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway invaded and plundered many lands in Europe, stretching from north to south, from west to east, in the period from 793 to 1066 (historically known as the Viking Age).
As early as the 870s
Vikings from Norway and Denmark settled in Iceland, making it a Viking land. To this day, the people of Iceland are still very proud of their Viking roots.
Not only Iceland, many people in other lands that the Vikings once invaded are also proud of their Viking origins. Every year, they often organize festivals to commemorate their ancestors, for crazy skull hoodies example: Up Helly Aa festival in Shetland (Scotland), Viking festival in Wolin (Poland)...
Vikings are known for their brutality, which is clearly shown in movies and novels. However, where did that personality come from? How did the Scandinavian farmers become the nightmare of the entire European continent?