The Vikings were seafaring people from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. In texts such as the Icelandic sagas, the phrase 'to go Viking' implies participation in a raiding activity or piracy.
The Viking Age in European history was from the late 8th to the mid-11th centuries. During this period the Vikings left Scandinavia and raided, traded, explored, and settled in wide areas of Europe including Britain and Ireland.
This pewter Thors hammer is supplied on a pin with clasp. The information on the reverse of the card explains who the Vikings were and why they were successful.