Over the centuries, Vikings have never ceased to fascinate historians and the general public. However, the many clichés about them often lead to a misconception of their civilization: shaggy men with bulging muscles only obsessed by war. But were they truly the barbarians described by Middle-Ages chroniclers? Did wars and conquests of lands make up their daily life?

In this fast-paced documentary, enhanced by 3D animation, from Denmark to Iceland via France, we will explore the true story of these Scandinavian merchants and plunderers, over a period spanning from the 8th to the 11th century.

A film by Laureline Amanieux
Written by Benjamin Brillaud (Nota Bene) and Laureline Amanieux

Produced by 13 Prods, Retroviseur Productions
Broadcaster : Histoire TV
Internationale sales : CLPB Rights