where did the vikings come from?
The Vikings lived over one thousand years ago and came from the three countries of Scandinavia: Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Many Vikings were great travellers and sailed all over Europe and the Atlantic Ocean in their long ships.
When did they invade Britain?
The first place the Vikings attacked in Britain was the monastery at Lindisfarne, a holy island situated off the Northumberland coast in the north east of England. A few years later the island of Iona (off the west coast of Scotland), came under attack and its monks were slaughtered.