The Viking Age is a term used by historians to describe the period of Scandinavian history from about 800 A.D. to about 1100 A.D., characterized by the raids, trade, and exploration of Norse naval power.

Please note that this category is not for sites about the use of runes for divination and/or magick.
During the viking age and in some areas well into the 19th century writing was done by carving text into thin pieces of wood. For this purpose a special alphabet was used, the runes. This category is for sites dealing with the rune alphabet from a scientific/academic viewpoint.
Please note that this category is not for sites about the use of runes for divination and/or magick.
Much of the success the vikings had as traders, warriors and seamen was thanks to the longships they used. This category covers various aspects of the ships during the viking age.
Sites related to the map known as the Vinland Map.