I rate parenting as the sixth most important Viking skill, although I am tempted to say it should have been number 1 — it’s that essential.
Most people would say that violence isn’t a skill. Fighting is a skill, and to be a Viking, you had to be a good fighter. I disagree. Going into a fight can […]
by Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen The Vikings were sailors. Or to be more exact, they started out as rowers, as the first seagoing boats of Scandinavia had oars but no mast. Which, by […]
Did you know the Vikings were passionate about sports? Yes, that’s true. We’d probably be surprised if we travelled back a thousand years and witnessed their commitment to physical fitness. I’ve been […]
I rate woodworking as the third most important Viking skill. Why? Because if you lived in northern Europe about 1000 years ago, you needed your woodworking skills to survive. You needed to […]
I have been obsessed with the Viking Age since childhood. Running around in the woods as a little kid, I used to imagine I was a Viking, and in my naive mind, […]