There were "Swedish" and "Danish/Norwegian" Vikings. The Danish and Norwegian mostly sailed westwards, to Western Europe and England and Ireland and the associated islands. The Swedish mostly went eastwards, often dragging the boat overland, into modern-day Russia and further on to Byzantium and the Caliphate. The Normans are perhaps the best known descendents of the Vikings, and their descendents conquered England in 1066. There are strong links to the Irish and the Anglo-Saxons as well as other areas such as Iceland and Greenland. There is strong evidence that the Vikings reached the shores of the USA.
|Viking Sports and Games.|
|Glima - Viking wrestling.|
|Viking games tafl, fox and geese, game boards and pieces. Nice pictures.|
|Halatafl -- The ancient Icelandic Vikings Fox Game -- for Windows.|
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