The original Vikings were Nordic (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands and The Aland Islands).
However, many of the earliest Viking settlements conquered by Vikings were Celtic (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornall and Brittany) and Slavic (Eastern Europe / Russia). How much of an impact did the Vikings have on these countries? Check out our articles about Scottish Vikings, Irish Vikings, and the Rus of Kiev and the Varangians..
The Irish DNA Atlas Project (completed in December of 2017) discovered that up to 20% (one out of five) of today's Irish population ...is actually Norse.
What other countries were invaded, conquered or visited by Vikings?
During the peak of the Viking age (800 A.D - 1150 A.D.), Vikings continued to travel, conquer and eventually settle in England, Iceland, Greenland, Great Britain, Normandy, Europe, West & Middle Francia, Italy, Spain, Islamic Iberia, Islamic Levant, Canada / North America (Vinland) and beyond.
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