For questions about the Scandinavian seafaring raiders and traders of the 8th--11th centuries AD, as well as about their home culture.

Vikings were Scandinavian seafaring raiders and traders who were active during the 8th through 11th centuries AD. The term is also occasionally used to refer to the home cultures that these sailors came from, which includes modern Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland.

Use this tag for questions about the Vikings, including their people, history, technology, politics, mythology, and the effects that they had on other peoples. Do not use this tag for events related to Scandinavia outside of this time period.

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