Vikings

Television

The Best Moments from 'Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family'

"Let's go and have a tear up with the Normandy mob, let's have it."
Lauren O'Neill
1.24.19
Photography

Photos of Modern Vikings Keeping Their Traditions Alive

Vikings Against Racism are out to show that you can cherish ancient traditions without being a bigot.
Caisa Ederyd
3.13.18
Metalhead

The Metal Barbarian Dominates the Heroic Fantasies of Metalheads Everywhere

Vikings, Druids, and pirates were actually kind of lame, but the Metal Barbarian remains pure in its brutality.
Christopher Krovatin
3.8.18
we saw this

By Norse and Enslaved Brought Norwegian Art and Black Metal Magic to Life in New York City

December's New York By Norse event combined Bronze Age instruments, Norwegian politicians, Enslaved's progressive metal, and much more in an epic celebration of Norwegian culture.
Ben Handelman
12.16.16
Interviews

Wardruna Is Sowing New Seeds and Strengthening Old Roots

Stream "Runaljod" off the Norwegian folk traditionalists' new album, and read an in-depth interview with mastermind Einar Selvik.
Ben Handelman
10.19.16
Photo

We Asked a Load of Devoted Battle Re-enactors Why They Do It

This weekend was the big one: the 950th anniversary of the 1066 Battle of Hastings.
Chris Bethell
10.17.16
Art

Sailing a Real-Life Viking Ship Across the Atlantic Is Still Hard Work

We talked to the shipbuilder and the captain of the Draken Harald Hårfagre.
DJ Pangburn
10.9.16
Vikings

This Chef Is Using Shit-Smoked Trout and Dried Puffin to Revolutionise the Kitchen

How two of Iceland's most unusual ingredients are changing the game in the fine dining world.
Lars Roest-Madsen
9.20.16
Stuff

How Drugs Have Been Used in Basically Every War Ever to Make Soldiers Better at Killing

In his new book Shooting Up, the Polish historian Lukasz Kamienski traces the history of drugs in warfare, from the Viking berserkers to the Mumbai attacks.
Oscar Rickett
4.11.16
VICE vs Video games

Why Are So Many Video Game Developers Going Norse in 2015?

Not all Norsemen are Vikings, but there's no doubt the iconic Northern Raiders are influencing indie developers right now.
Ewen Hosie
8.11.15
VICE vs Video games

My Night On the Piss With the ‘EVE Online’ Vikings

The game's annual Fanfest is a must for its most dedicated players – and it pays to show up with a taste for "burning wine".
Gav Murphy
4.20.15
Stuff

The Telescoped Histories and Myths of 'Game of Thrones'

The new season of 'Game of Thrones' puts its own bloody spin on the history and myths of Islamic Spain and premodern Venice.
David Perry
4.14.15
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