Voyage Map

How do we know what we know about the Vikings?
Sail the stormy seas of the North Atlantic in your own longship and retrace the voyages of discovery and settlement to find the answers. Follow the path of the Norsemen from their homelands in Scandinavia to the shores of the New World to see how recent advances in archeology, saga studies, history, environmental studies, and even human genetics are changing our understanding of the Vikings, their neighbors, and their descendants.

Along the way you'll have the opportunity to learn about the lives of the Vikings and answer questions as they arise through special features in areas of knowledge such as:

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Like a real voyage, our journey is designed to be experienced sequentially, with each stop taking advantage of knowledge gained in the previous one. However, once you've travelled the entire route, or if you have a particular area of interest you'd like to explore first, you'll always have the opportunity to travel to our destinations in any order you'd like.

Of course, like any voyage of adventure, you're going to need to make sure you're properly equipped; in this case that means you'll need the Flash plugin (at least version 4), Quicktime 4, and, for viewing real-time 3D simulations, Cult3D (click on any plugin name to install it, if you don't already have it).

Now, if you're ready, let's start with the Viking Homelands... --->

Genetics Environment History Saga Archeology HomelandsWestern IslesIcelandGreenlandMarkland and HellulandVinlandLand of Legend