Do you share DNA with the Vikings?

  • Know if you have Viking DNA
  • DNA match with fossil samples of Vikings
  • Rich stories about the Vikings

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Sample report

Viking Index - How much Viking
do you have?

The “Viking Index” indicates your own relationship to the ancient people of Scandinavia who lived 1,000 years ago, and spread out across the world in a series of migrations and raids. Our index is measures the genetic differences between you, and these people who died more than 1,000 years ago.

Who is your closest Viking? DNA match with fossil samples from Vikings

The local matches indicate your genetic similarity to ancient Vikings from these different regions, that reflect their local histories.

Scandinavian Viking

The Vikings of Scandinavian erupted into the landscape of Europe in the 9th century, with rapid raids on England, and stories into France. Recorded historically by terrified Christians, these western movements are documented extensively in history. Those Vikings who remained in the west gave rise to important cultures and societies.

British Viking

The Vikings of Britain and Ireland settled down and integrated with the local people. Adopting the Christian religion, they nevertheless maintained their own lifestyle and language.

Finnish Viking

As the people of Scandinavian moved eastward, they entered the territory of the Finns. The Vikings and later armies under the kings of Sweden, conquered Finland and the eastern Baltic region.

Scientific Background

Where the Viking samples come from

Researchers sequenced the DNA of 442 humans from archaeological sites across Europe and Greenland. Our Viking index and DNA match results are generated using these ancient DNA from the period of the Vikings.

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