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There’s a good reason the sight of a Viking longship struck fear in the hearts of coastal villagers: the Vikings were bad news for everyone. When they weren’t raiding, pillaging, and demanding tribute not to raid and pillage, Vikings even fought with each other. There are so many badass Vikings that it’s tough to narrow it down, but these ten who made their peers soil their breeches. →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 → → GET A T-SHIRT - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/toptenz →Top 10 Objects That Were Clearly Invented Just to Annoy Physics: https://youtu.be/0MVGeRa-vLo →Simon's VLOG: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvqt8j7DfPmveJp3UOk9XTg Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Brand new videos 7 days a week! Videos are published at 6pm EST every day! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Other TopTenz Videos: Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-toughest-viking-warriors.php Coming up: 10. Eric Bloodaxe 9. Freydis Eriksdottir 8. Sweyn Forkbeard 7. Harald Hardrada 6. Bjorn Ironside 5. Gunnar Hamundarson 4. Erik the Red 3. Ragnar Lodbrok 2. Ivar the Boneless 1. Egil Skallagrimsson Source/Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bloodaxe http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/bloodaxe_01.shtml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bloodaxe http://crimespace.ning.com/profiles/blogs/537324:BlogPost:50211 http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/vinland/whereisvinland/freydis/indexen.html http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/vinland/whereisvinland/freydis/3879en.html http://www.fva.is/harpa/comenius/sagas/freydis2.html http://www.fortidensjelling.dk/jellinge5.htm http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/vikings.htm http://www.nndb.com/people/718/000093439/ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/576957/Sweyn-I http://www.executedtoday.com/2007/11/13/1002-st-brices-day-massacre/ http://manzine.org/2009/08/04/real-men-harald-hardrada/ http://web.archive.org/web/20140223200958/http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDhardrada.htm http://www.historyinanhour.com/2012/09/25/harald-hardrada-summary/ http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/battleswars10011200/p/hastings.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rn_Ironside http://sagadb.org/brennu-njals_saga.en http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar_H%C3%A1mundarson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_the_Red http://www.greenland.com/en/about-greenland/kultur-sjael/historie/vikingetiden/erik-den-roede.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_Ericson http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=morris&book=scandinavian&story=ragnar http://nordicculturespot.blogspot.com/2010/02/ragnar-lodbrok.html http://www.oocities.org/jinghiz53/Ivarr_the_Boneless.html http://www.theintellectualdevotional.com/blog/2010/05/26/ivar-the-boneless-viking-warrior-gumby-or-sufferer-of-brittle-bone-disease/ http://fathom.lib.uchicago.edu/1/777777122294/ http://sagadb.org/egils_saga.en http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egill_Skallagr%C3%ADmsson
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Text Comments (1153)
Polo Sucks (1 day ago)
I think samurais wer the strongest warrior o yea n Aztecs nobody want to fight no aztec or samurai
Ricki MOBERG (2 days ago)
Wild dean
Ricki MOBERG (2 days ago)
Eli Booth (2 days ago)
So my guy Hiccup isn't a top 10 Toughest Viking of all time? Shame the dude made an entire world a better place and saved his people from 2 invaders against crazy odds.
FW Porras (6 days ago)
Sloppy and full of bad info. Research better next time
Somafera (11 days ago)
#10 did you have to put a horned helmet on the guy. Vikings never wore that. Hail Odin, the all father for all you other Norse pagans out there.
Jaina Maden (17 days ago)
Not all of this is proven. For example nr 1. It was the ango-saxon king Harold Godwinsson that fought first the King Harald Hårdråde and then William the conqurer, where he lost. If one should have read the sagas Sigrid Storråda should be included. She was first married to the king of Svear Eric Segersäll (Victorious). After the divorse several men wanted to marry her and problably didn't ask nicely. So she got them drunk, her staff blocked the exists and her warriors burned down her hall. Then she was courted by the norwegian king Olav Tryggvasson, though she refused to become an christian and he slapped her. She then married Svein Twinbeard and told him and her son Olof Skötkonung (the new king of svear), what happened and they went to war and Olav Tryggvason was killed. Also blodeagle isn't to carve an eagle, instead they cut open the ribs in the back and pulled out the lungs. That looked like an eagle.
frank J crisante (21 days ago)
Vikings didn't wear horns on their helmets please put end i To that
John Coffin (27 days ago)
Oh dear, it was Harold of England who defeated Hardrada at Stamford Bridge. Only to have to rush south to Hastings where the Normans defeated his exhausted army.
Philip Brekke (29 days ago)
Almost everything you said of everyone was wrong, you mixed the facts between everyone
Itachirevived (29 days ago)
This is very overly simplified and worse, very very very skimmed over and missing inportant pieces of information. But.....it is this guy and his content is generally common misconceptions and skimmed over content
nig ger (30 days ago)
Redleg Gunner (1 month ago)
I will search, but have you done a TopTenz or a Biographic on the Samurai?
O Monge Sinistro III (1 month ago)
Hey! And the son of Erik the red?
Vlad RIOT (1 month ago)
u need to read up on history. what a load of bollocks
VIK (1 month ago)
Eric Haraldsson (Bloodaxe) should be first! :)
Roosevelt Brentwood (1 month ago)
It is truly sad that an Englishman thinks that William the Conquer fought Harold Hardratta. Poor King Harold, rightful King of England spins in his various graves.
K Hatch (1 month ago)
I'm 4% Norwegian. Wish it was more lol.
Les Grossman (1 month ago)
Christ even in midevil times divorce was a threat to warriors
Vault Boy (1 month ago)
Number 1 PewDiePie,this legendary viking had a army of almost 100 million Vikings and raided India multiple times...
James Williams (1 month ago)
In the 1960s movie Alfred the Great Ivar was said to be so supple and agile it was as if his skeleton was made of gristle not bone
New King (1 month ago)
No you Arseling. Uthred of bebenberg was the best. The Dane slayer.
Danny Kaj (2 months ago)
They didn’t really spoil vikings tho and anyways they got the vikings info wrong because it was Ragnar that pretended to be dead
Charles Keefer (2 months ago)
Rihuox gydrid
Assistência Técnica (2 months ago)
"three seemed to slash throught the air at once" Its a very common effect of psilocibyn. You perceive at the same frame, 3 states of a movement. I once saw a boy jumping a small pool of water. Saw him taking the impulse, jumping over the pool and walking already at the other side, all this in the same image. Maybe that is the origin of the quote. Sry about my english nice video btw
Siward Beorn (2 months ago)
neon Lights (2 months ago)
No viking in history have ever had horns on their helmet. Berserkers were the only ones with animal heads upon their crown. Capes are alright because they used them to keep warm.
Bjørn Skarsgård (2 months ago)
Proud Norwegian my ancestors were ulfhednar. Proud heathen all hail Odin
johny mangaang (2 months ago)
I thought this guy was johnny sinn.
Empoleon Frost (2 months ago)
What about techno viking?
Jim O'Ryan. (2 months ago)
Ireland have almost always been unlucky against the English, but we eventually put manners on the Viking's, when they had their arses kicked by our high king Brian Boru in 1014, sadly though after their victory some Viking's strayed off and found Brian Boru in a nearby tent and cut off his head. They got their arses handed to them that day, bastards.
Supreme Kai (3 months ago)
Ragnar the GOAT
Random Alien (3 months ago)
Lesbian dildo squirt compilation
The Tiny Eskimo (3 months ago)
Can this guy whistle
harryfizzy (3 months ago)
Very gory, but informative.
A P29 (4 months ago)
Harald Finefair! 👀
Jon Haugland (4 months ago)
I'm Half Norwegian myself. I love reading up on mythology and Scandinavian History.
ed low (4 months ago)
Five of those guys are ancestors of mine, but you forgot another of my badass forefathers: Thorfin the Skullsplitter.
Dave Jireh Amahit (4 months ago)
God's Perfect Idiot (4 months ago)
How come some of these Vikings don't have the traditional last names, their father's 1st name with son at the end?
Super Scion (4 months ago)
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Simon Petrovski (4 months ago)
Number 8 is Mount & Blade Warband.Pretty cool game btw.
jacob kanal (5 months ago)
4:30 we dont have snakes in Scandinavia
HarroKitteh (4 months ago)
He probably wasn't in Scandinavia and also there is no concrete proof that ragnar ever existed.
T-ROY BOI (5 months ago)
You forgot to mention we are amazing lovers
Kentirir (5 months ago)
Norwegian ownage as usual
DexPlays (4 months ago)
Ivar was Swedish.
Jon Trownson (5 months ago)
It's always been my understanding that it was king Harold Godwin son that defeated harald had rada at Stamford Bridge before being killed at the battle of Hastings which WAS William the conqueror
Roosevelt Brentwood (1 month ago)
yup, you got it right, they got it wrong
NDK0 (5 months ago)
10: he was called Bloodaxe because he was often leaning on the sharp edges on his axe...........
Miaaa (5 months ago)
What.... no Floki?....and the no.1 Viking is Thor!!!
Charles Mclennan (5 months ago)
Ragnar = Goat
The Ronin (5 months ago)
Where is Bullbide ?? From 13th warrior? And Thor?
Antonio Montana (5 months ago)
why don't mentioned Ragnar sons it was told they were more dangerous than his father
HarroKitteh (4 months ago)
Bjorn Ironside and Ivar the boneless are his sons...
Heidi Bentley (5 months ago)
Hello. 😘
Robert Jelicic (5 months ago)
First, what about Vagn Åkesson, Ivar Vidfamne, Styrbjörn Starke, Arnljot Gelline, Einar Styrkårsson Tambaskjälve , Bue Digre, Vigfuss Viga-Glumsson, Sigurd Orm-i-öga.......... and many more. The TV-vikings in "Vikings" - just crap. Soap... Soap... Soap... in costumes.
Larry Collins {larrdogg} (5 months ago)
Viking blood runs through these vains
Carpathian Media (5 months ago)
Sweyn Forkbeard was a Mount and Blade pic XD
Alexander Neil (5 months ago)
I'm over Ivar, someone should just cut his heart out, maybe vlood eagle him, I hope Bjorn does aye
Stephen Richey (5 months ago)
ERROR: It was Harold, King of Saxon England, not William the Conqueror, who defeated Harald Hardrada at Stamford Bridge. (Later the same year, William defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings.)
Deus Vult (5 months ago)
Like if your here for Lee Erickson's day
Sheapish (5 months ago)
My favourite part my him trying to say Björn
jay c (5 months ago)
Is it ludbrok. Or lothbrok
Kernom , (5 months ago)
Hail me!
lilpinkbunny (6 months ago)
5:20 groot is on his helemt
Aaron Barlow (6 months ago)
Harald Hardrada and Gunnar Harmundarson were pretty much Conan the barbarian.
Sniper Melon (6 months ago)
6:11 He looks like Maoi from Moana
eVe inOue (6 months ago)
Raise Ur axes for the nameless Viking berserker at Stamford bridge!!!
Erik Kantor (6 months ago)
Harald hardrade is actually called Hårråde, wich means "rotten hair" and was called so because of his long hair. It had nothing to do with how he waged war. Sorry.
conor mcoil (6 months ago)
And please make a better list
conor mcoil (6 months ago)
And Ivar the boneless
Jordan Sibbald (6 months ago)
Did any of them take a arrow to the knee
From Gondor (6 months ago)
No Rollo his line shaped briton
Kevin Johnston (6 months ago)
Rip. Loved it. Ty. Best thing I saw yet...
Nikolai Helmersen (6 months ago)
Ragnar Lodbrog is not a real person, only a myth.
I am The Flash (6 months ago)
WORDS OF (7 months ago)
3:40 *But she refused because itslapsham
twistytheclown 56 (7 months ago)
U butchered those names
Tableworm (7 months ago)
What the hell? No Starkad? Starkodr was a fricking super hero.
Ohio Against The World (7 months ago)
i'd say #1 Egil became the raging murderer he was after he saw how that portrait of himself at 6:10 turned out. and I cant honestly say I blame him.
l alan (7 months ago)
They didn't actually say just how freydis drove away the natives...
John Spettell (7 months ago)
Lol - first viking image is a horned helmet and double-bladed axe... no need to waste any more time.
Futhrakh official (8 months ago)
*most metal vikings
Paypal Paypal (8 months ago)
I am norwegian, and i just learnt that Eric Bloodaxe is my great great many great grandfather, so...
Kimberly Turmel (27 days ago)
Crunch XXX (8 months ago)
Well i thought ragnar and his sons are fiction...
HarroKitteh (4 months ago)
His sons aren't ragnar might be.
Leigh Barry (8 months ago)
Also a"Blood Eagle"is made from two slits through the ribs and the lungs are pulled through while the person is still alive and as they're breathing the lungs flap like WINGS!!! There's no eagle carved anywhere its just the lungs pulled through the back that gives it the name"Blood eagle"!!!!
T.J. Freeman (8 months ago)
Hardrada am number 7?! The man was fighting in battles at 16, fought Bulgars for the Kieven Rus for years, sailed via rivers all the way to the Black Sea and on to Constantinople where he became a Varangian Guard and fought all throughout the Mediterranean and partook in palace plunder a number of times, went to the holy land, left the Varangian guard stupid rich, became king of Norway and if it weren’t for a stray arrow to the neck might have taken England too. He is considered the last Viking-age king. Number 2 at the least.
TheGolden king (8 months ago)
john smith (8 months ago)
Load of bollocks Hardrada fought, and lost the battle of Stamford Bridge against Harold Godwin or Harold the Second who then fought and was defeated at Hastings by William the Conqueror in 1066.
Brock Samson (9 months ago)
It was Hastein that rooked his way into the town in a coffin, not Bjorn. Bjorn was a part of his raiding force though.
BenyGamer (9 months ago)
hehehe nice vid love from norway!!! skål åøæ
Andrew Burtschin (9 months ago)
i love how ruthless Vikings were
nosferatu 507 (9 months ago)
HYPER GAMER (9 months ago)
We will be feasting with the gods in Valhalla soon my son
Daron M. (9 months ago)
Where’s Toro Sweet Buttocks?
aaronbrakefield (9 months ago)
2:38 dude to the right rockin that backwards hat the Vikings were so notorious for.
Siward Beorn (2 months ago)
Borger (9 months ago)
My family used to be a Viking family
Golden 185 (9 months ago)
#9 was folklore
BRIAN TICAS (9 months ago)
Damn Bjorn is a cold piece man. I don't know if faking your death to get what you want to deceive somebody is smart or just flat out shameless.
Caerlaverock Jaguar (9 months ago)
Ragnar is still my favorite. After all, I am a descendant of his through his son Ivar the Boneless.
David T. (10 months ago)
That is not what a blood eagle is. You don't carve an eagle into their back. You slice open their back and pull out their organs and ribs and arrange them so that from the back he looks like an eagle. Damn get your facts straight dude
Robert (10 months ago)
this dude is butchering my ancestor's names LOL Egil Skallagrimsson...butchered
SPOOPER _g (10 months ago)
Shaun Elliott (10 months ago)
# 1 Can you imagine being to violent for the vikings?
Ronnie Branch (10 months ago)

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