- Cleanliness - Did Vikings Take Baths?
- Hnefatafl - Viking Board Game
- Home Life in the Viking Age
- Importance of Norwegian Fishing to the Vikings
- Ragnar Lothbrock - Legendary Viking Leader
- Reconstructions of Viking Ships
- Skrælings - Inuits and Indians
- The Viking Home - The Longhouse
- The Viking Longhouse
- The Wandering Farm - Viking Farming Practice
- Trelleborg - Viking Ring Fortresses - (Viking Castles)
- Types of Viking Ships
- Viking Burial Customs
- Viking Clothing - What did the Vikings Wear?
- Viking Cremations
- Viking Farming
- Viking Farming Methods
- Viking Food and Diet
- Viking Food and Dining
- Viking Games and Competitions
- Viking Inhumations
- Viking Leisure Activities
- Viking Longhouse - Weaving, Sails, Toys
- Viking Longships
- Viking Music and Poetry
- Viking Religion
- Viking Roads and Bridges
- Viking Sails - What were they like?
- Viking Ship Finds - Archeology
- Viking Ships
- Viking Ships and Shipbuilding
- Viking Shipyards
- Viking Skis - Sledges - Skates - Horses - Land Travel
- Vikings Discover North America - L'Anse-Aux-Meadows
- When did Viking Ships disappear from use?
Most Vikings were farmers. Even those who were involved in the raids all over Western Europe, or those who sailed East or West to trade were at heart farmers. These Viking raiders and traders would generally still come home with their profits or with their stolen goods to operate their farms. Considering that most Vikings were farmers it is quite odd that we know so little about their farming practices.
Most of our farming knowledge comes from Denmark which has the most land suitable for growing. Most of the excavations of Viking Age farms have been done in Denmark. There are also several known rural sites in central Sweden. We know that crop farming was important in central Sweden. We know very little about the crop farming which occurred in Norway. We do know that farming was limited to southern Norway.
We do know that the main cereal crops in Viking Age Scandinavia were barley, rye and oats. There was also a little bit of wheat farming in Denmark. Wheat was not common throughout the Viking World. That being said there have been a handful wheaten bread discoveries in some of the burial mounds in Birka, Sweden, but there has been no evidence to show that this wheat was grown locally. It could be that wheat was considered a luxury good to these Vikings.
Other important crops were peas, beans, root vegetables and cabbages.