1,200 years ago the Vikings exploded out of the cold North Sea, like beasts unleashed on an unsuspecting world. They came from the land of fjords, a land which proved hard to farm and was home to many bitter clan rivalries, modern day Scandinavia.
They left behind legends of their violence and courage, sagas of exploration and conquest along with treasures buried in their Scandinavian homelands. They were a remarkable pagan, non-christian, tribal based civilization but were labeled as “barbarians” by the Roman Empire.
This film takes us inside their way of life and a reveals the truths which lie behind the folklore.