Who Were the Vikings and Where Did They Come From
The Vikings were seafaring Scandinavians (Swedish, Danish and Norwegian) who raided, traded and settled on large parts of Europe. The Nordic warbands set sails on their wooden longships (drakkars) across the sea, thousands of miles from their homeland and travel the far reaches of the dark medieval world. Their main purpose is to return home richer and respected. The following video is a brief summary of who were the Vikings and where did they come from and how they die out. See also the Norse Gods and Goddesses Family Tree and the Spartans of Ancient Greece.