717 votes


NRK1 2016

Norsemen is an epic and humorous drama series set in the Viking Age. The residents of an 8th-century Viking village experience political rivalry, social change and innovations that upend their culture and way of life.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Norsemen

Norsemen - S2E4

#1 - Vengeance


Season 2 - Episode 4

A murderous plot against the Law Speaker returns Orm and Rufus to prominence in Norheim. Peasant farmers object to Arvid's new "protection money" tax.

The episode was rated from 168 votes.

Norsemen - S3E6

#2 - Scrotum Whipping


Season 3 - Episode 6

Orm is tricked into freeing Bjørn and pays a humiliating price — but he stays alive by trading information about a map of a land to the west.

The episode was rated from 88 votes.

Norsemen - S2E6

#3 - The Last Domino


Season 2 - Episode 6

After Jarl Varg gets revenge and confiscates the map to the west, Norheim comes up with a plan for the future that doesn't include Orm, Liv or Rufus.

The episode was rated from 163 votes.

Norsemen - S1E6

#4 - The Duel


Season 1 - Episode 6

Earl Varg is on revenge and storms Norheim. A fate match will decide who keeps the village, if there can be peace in Norheim, and who are left on the chief throne.

The episode was rated from 205 votes.

Norsemen - S2E2

#5 - Slavebound


Season 2 - Episode 2

It is called for a seminar at Jarl Varg. His leadership style is up for discussion and new values ​​are to be staggered. The romance flourishes between Arvid and Frøya, but an old flame pops up and sticks into the wheels for the relationship. The dissension of the trelleleir grows, and Kark is forced to choose the side between the new and the old trellis. Jarl Varg walks new ways to get the map to West. Arvid finds a new source of income in the concept of protection costs.

The episode was rated from 177 votes.

Norsemen - S1E4
#6 - The Raid
Season 1 - Episode 4

The Vikings are going out on a raid to find metal to the new art project in Norheim. The slave Rufus will be responsible for the village while they're gone and gets a new title "Creative leader."

The episode was rated from 227 votes.
Norsemen - S3E5
#7 - Do You Believe in Dragons?
Season 3 - Episode 5

The final showdown between the armies of Varg and Bjørn has a few hiccups thanks to a dragon that can't tell time and Orm's poor sense of direction.

The episode was rated from 89 votes.
Norsemen - S3E2
#8 - Bachelor Party
Season 3 - Episode 2

Frøya strikes a bargain, leaving Orm to find a best man. Hildur is alarmed when Kark makes a lost family connection. Liv moves up in the Viking world.

The episode was rated from 98 votes.
Norsemen - S2E1
#9 - East vs West
Season 2 - Episode 1

Arvid and the Vikings from Norheim come home with a big change from another trip to the west, while handless Jarl Varg and his soldiers struggle to find something to rob in the east. The conflict between them reflects when they meet in the market, and the tankers cook at the earl. Orm, Rufus and Liv are heading for Rome, but on the journey they meet on an old reputation that gives them a new course. The soldiers of Jarl Varg struggle with aftermaths from the raid in Norheim, and want changes in Vargnes.

The episode was rated from 184 votes.
Norsemen - S1E5
#10 - The Siege
Season 1 - Episode 5

The Vikings return from the mission in the west, while Rufus wake covered in feathers and tar. It is ready for the unveiling of the art project in Norheim and the village's first theater.

The episode was rated from 214 votes.

Last updated: may 10, 2022



Wow, that show is surprisingly refreshing and funny! English audio btw, I thought it was something "nordic" before I started watching ;) Can highly recommend it, found myself laughing out loud quite often


Wow...totaly not expected this. Laughed my arse off


I laughed so hard after long time, binge watched all 3 seasons, waiting for 4th season


Clever, self-aware humor about Viking life in Norway. The mix of ancient culture and modern ways of talking and joking work for this show, definitely funny.


Haha, what an amazing concept. When I first heard of the show I thought it would be an utter disaster but my god was I wrong. It's amazing. The dry humor works fantastically.


This show took me a couple of episodes to get into season 1 but then I was hooked and really enjoyed the characters and story that play off modern concepts of how vikings are represented. I was wondering how a 3rd season would go as the story didn't leave it very open especially with the loss of a couple of characters. So it makes sense that season 3 takes place before seasons 1 and 2. I would recommend new comers to the series to watch season 3 before seasons 1 and 2. Watching them in order works but it means that you already know where some of the storylines are heading. Be warned that while the actors play the characters with conviction there is a lot of silliness and as was likely common in the time period, quite a few crass jokes. Those jokes are certainly not the basis of the show though, the characters each develop and I found that my favourites would shift somewhat throughout the story - although Froya was ultimately my favourite in the end.


Just watched season 3 and it's still a great show.


I watched half of the episode a pretty long while ago, and while it's only 2 seasons of 6 half-length episodes, it just isn't for me. I didn't think it was funny. It was cringy, bad, awful. Better watch Full House instead, if you want laughs! :)


I hoped this comedy series would look humorous on Viking culture and maybe make a statement about the American series "The Vikings" in the process but no. A great cast of Norwegian actors and actresses but with the exception of Henrik Mestad as the king there is not enough depth in the characters. The first episode is okay introduction, but it all falls apart later with predictable jokes and bodily fluids gags. There seem to be a punchline that I miss and I find this mostly to be a rude sitcom with a better-than-usual budget. Slimy Jon Øigarden is the best reason in season 2 to keep follow the show as the rest of the group never really grow on me.


It's hilarious. If you're a fan of Vikings on the History Channel, then you need to watch this. I had tears in a few episodes from laughing so hard and that doesn't happen often with TV shows.

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