What is Viking?

  • (noun): Any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries.


The Vikings (from Old Norse víkingr) were the Norse explorers, warriors, merchants, and pirates who raided, traded, explored and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia and the North Atlantic islands from the late 8th to the mid-11th century.

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MS Viking XPRS
... MS Viking XPRS is a fast cruiseferry owned by the Finland-based Viking Line and operated on their service between Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia ... Viking XPRS entered service on 28 April 2008 ...
... It was first mentioned as Linn Duachaill in AD 841 when the establishment of a Viking longphort was recorded ... In 827 the Annals of Ulster record that the Vikings attacked the Ciannachta people of Co ... There is a legend that one such Viking was stranded after a raid and settled there ...
C&C Yachts - C&C Designed Sailboats (various Manufacturers)
... Harpoon 4.6 Harpoon 5.2 Harpoon 6.2 Gazelle 22 Viking 22 PaceShip 23 PaceShip Bluejacket Evelyn 24 Mirage 24 Northern 1/4 Ton Newport 27-S Newport 28 Mk I, Mk II Ontario 28 Viking 28 PaceShip ...
MS Viking XPRS - Service History
... Viking XPRS made her maiden voyage between Helsinki and Tallinn on 27 April 2008 and entered regular service on the route the following day ... on the route the previous year the Viking XPRS attracted a notably larger number of passengers, with a 61% raise in passenger number and 74% raise in vehicles transported between ... In February 2009 the Viking XPRS was voted as one of the top 5 medium-sized cruise ships in the world by readers of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler guide, rating higher than the ships of ...

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