- 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?
Viking Games and Competitions
The Vikings would compete in a vast number of outdoor competitions which involved strength and skill. The importance of weapons training led to competitions in sword fighting, spear throwing and archery. Ball-games were played for pleasure, and were also enjoyed by spectators.
Horse fighting was another form of popular entertainment for an audience. We know from the Icelandic Sagas that two stallions would be goaded into fighting each other by the sight and smell of a tethered mare. According to the Icelandic Sagas, these horse fights would often lead to conflict between the various owners. One can assume that gambling would be a large part of these horse fights.
Often there was no clear-cut distinction between recreation and work. The hunting of animals was done for food and sport. The nobility would of course have more time for hunting for sport. Falconry was a pursuit which was most certainly purely done by the aristocracy.