EuropeBack to Middle Ages for kids The Vikings were people who lived in Northern Europe during the Middle Ages.They originally settled the Scandinavian lands that are today the countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
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In ancient Scandinavia and Germanic Europe a mead hall or feasting hall was initially simply a large building with a single room.
From the fifth century to early medieval times such a building was the residence of a lord and his retainers.
The Vikings continued to travel to southern Spain and the Mediterranean Sea to Russia. The Vikings also established colonies in Greenland and Iceland. Image References: Max Naylor: Viking Expansion Johan Berg/Innovation Norway: Greenland Settlements https://
They soon abandoned Greenland due to the harsh climate and environment and the settlers also faced many hardships in Iceland.
Eventually, many Vikings left their Scandinavian homeland to settle in England, Scotland, Ireland and other parts of the world where they continued their Scandinavian lifestyle.
The Vikings originally traveled to Britain in 787 AD in three longships and landed in the southern part of the country.
The Vikings also established the city of Dublin in Ireland, ruled the Shetland and Orkney Isles, The Isle of Man, Wales, and the Hebrides Islands.
The Viking settlements in northern England were known as the Danelaw.