The Vikings were more than simply a raiding and pillaging people. They had highly developed social, religious and commercial structures and were just as adept at farming as raiding.
Through on-going archaeological research, we're uncovering more and more about the lives behind the myths. Re-discovered jewellery, handicrafts, weapons, clothes and long-ships all help fill the gaps in our knowledge of the Norsemen.
Here's a guide to experiences in Denmark where you can learn more about the Viking people and their ways. And if you love the hit TV show Vikings, here's why it owes much to our ancient Danish history