At the behest of King Horik, Ragnar assembles a small party to travel to Gotaland (modern day Sweden) to resolve a land dispute with the area's leader, Jarl Borg.
The traditional pilgrimage to Uppsalla to thank the gods brings a torrent of emotions for Ragnar, Lagertha, and Athelstan. Ragnar, pulling farther away from his wife, goes to make peace with the death of his unborn son.
The Vikings take on the Saxons in a blood splattering battle that causes the Saxons' king to declare eternal war and retribution on Ragnar.
A battered Ragnar vows revenge on Earl Haraldson and challenges him to a one-on-one duel which will dictate the town's future as well as who will be the next Earl.
Haraldson's men show up at Ragnar's home and terrorize his family, which sets up a battle to the death when Ragnar returns.
The Vikings head back to England to seek new treasures, and in the midst of the terror they bring, Ragnar and Lagertha discover that there are consequences for every action and Earl Haraldson is always watching.
Ragnar and his men look for and discover many riches on the Northeast coast of England, while causing tremendous bloodshed in the process. When the men return home, an incensed Lord Haraldson lays down a harsh punishment for their defiance.
Ragnar and his men decide to sail west behind Lord Haraldson's back. Unbeknownst to them, one of Haraldson's spies sees them depart on their journey, which sets in motion a plan for Haraldson to make them pay for their disobedience if they return alive.
Farmer, family man and rebel Ragnar Lothbrok is determined to sail west to discover new lands and riches despite an intimidating warning from his village’s tyrannical leader, Lord Haraldson, who makes it clear in no uncertain terms that doing so could result in severe consequences.
Introducing the extraordinarily complex and violent world of the Norsemen, HISTORY's® first scripted series races the gripping sagas of historical hero Ragnar Lothbrok. As claimed direct descendent of Odin, god of war and warriors, Lothbrok's mystical nature and devotion to the gods feeds his stealthy maneuvers and determination to become King of the Vikings.
Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), George Blagden (Athelstan) and Dirk Hoogstra, EVP HISTORY Development & Programming take part in a panel about Vikings at WonderCon on March 30, 2013, moderated by Kate Hahn of TV Guide.
Production designer Tom Conroy takes you behind the scenes to see how the Vikings' ship was conceptualized.
Writer and Executive Producer Michael Hirst discusses Ragnar’s fateful journey to visit a rival on behalf of the king, as temptations loom and a plague strikes at home in the final episode.
Writer and Executive Producer Michael Hirst describes his approach to writing Season 1 and what lies ahead for Vikings.
Fighting beside their men, Lagertha and the other shield maidens of the North face both death and glory.
Some Viking women train as warriors and serve an important role on the battlefield as they fight side-by-side with their male counterparts.
Writer and Executive Producer Michael Hirst takes an in-depth look at the pagan beliefs of the Vikings, and the rituals that take place at the sacred temple at Uppsala.
Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick(Lagertha), George Blagden(Athelstan) and Dirk Hoogstra, EVP HISTORY Development & Programming answer fans%u2019 questions at WonderCon on March 30, 2013.
Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick(Lagertha), George Blagden (Athelstan) and Dirk Hoogstra, EVP HISTORY Development & Programming answer fans’ questions at WonderCon on March 30, 2013.
Writer and Executive Producer Michael Hirst examines Ragnar's desire as the new earl to continue exploring England and his escalating rivalry with King Aelle.
Writer and Executive Producer Michael Hirst takes an in-depth look at Earl Haraldson, his relationship with his wife Siggy and his duel with Ragnar.
The Vikings ambitiously venture west in search of wealth and expansion using innovative technologies to navigate across open seas.