The original Vikings were Nordic (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands and The Aland Islands).
Many of the earliest Viking settlements conquered by Vikings were Celtic (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornall and Brittany). How much of an impact did the Vikings have on these countries? Check out our article about Irish Vikings, where we share not only about Viking history in Ireland but how the Irish DNA Atlas Project recently 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 Normandy, Europe, Russia, North America (Vinland) and beyond.
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