The Vikings were seafaring people from the late eighth to early 11th century, originating from Scandinavia (modern-day Norway, Sweden, and Denmark). They were known for their naval expertise, exploration, trade, and raiding activities. The Viking Age marked a significant period of history when Norse culture and influence spread across Europe, Asia, and even North America. The Vikings’ legacy includes their shipbuilding skills, epic sagas, artistic achievements, and impact on various regions they encountered. Despite their reputation as fearsome warriors, the Vikings also had a complex society with rich traditions and a significant role in shaping the medieval world.