Where did the Vikings Originate?

The Vikings originated in Scandinavia. It’s a rather large region and is linked together by it’s culture as well as it’s geographical area. Traditionally we think of the Vikings as being mainly from Norway. Some might include Denmark and Iceland. All of these areas are, in fact where Vikings originated. But other areas in Scandinavia are also places of origin of the first Vikings. It includes the Danish Islands of Zealand, Funen, Lolland and Falster that are west of Sweden and north of Germany. The Islands of Gotland and Oland, Aland Island, Finland and even Sweden were home to the original Vikings. Take a look at some maps and think what it would take back in those times to travel the distances over water or frozen mountains to be able to be culturally linked to each other. Truly remarkable people to be able to live in the climate of the region, survive, even thrive and still meet the “neighbors”.


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