Surprising Facts About the Vikings

Viking sports

Vikings enjoyed sports, the most popular being training with weapons and building combat skills, which includes wrestling, fist fighting, stone lifting, and spear and stone throwing. Believe it or not, mountain climbing, skiing, ice skating, and swimming were Viking sports as well!

There was an Icelandic game that was similar to hockey called ‘knattleik’, which included a small ball and a bat and played on ice. There was even a sport called oar-jumping, in which a person had to jump from oar to oar on a ship while it was being rowed.

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