The BEST Episodes of Vikings
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2021
Network: History (CA)
The brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.
#1 - The Lord's Prayer
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 1, 2014
Ragnar and King Horik return to Kattegat; Ragnar places his trust in those who have stood by him.
#2 - The Dead
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 23, 2015
Season Finale: With one last chance to take Paris, Ragnar, and his Vikings troops take a daring chance. Ragnar asks Bjorn for a favor that could change the course of Viking history.
#3 - Revenge
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 18, 2017
Ragnar's plan comes to fruition; the Viking army lands on the coast of Northumbria.
#4 - On the Eve
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 25, 2017
The Viking army causes panic in the English countryside as King Ecbert and Aethelwulf plan the defense of the realm.
#5 - King of Kings
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 1, 2021
In Iceland, Ubbe learns the truth about Kjetill and has a difficult decision to make. Back in Norway, the battle against the Rus has had grave consequences. But re-enforcements have arrived, and Bjorn has an idea that may yet save the day.
#6 - The Last Ship
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 21, 2016
A ferocious battle between the Vikings and the French eventually comes down to Ragnar against Rollo. The outcome will seal the fate of the two brothers.
#7 - All His Angels
Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 28, 2016
Ragnar and Ivar plot against the Saxons and reach a new level of understanding.
#8 - Ragnarok
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 30, 2019
A new battle for Kattegat is on and only the gods know who will emerge victorious.
#9 - The Reckoning
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 1, 2017
Prince Aethelwulf finds himself subject to the Vikings' battle master plan; Ecbert remains behind with a plan of his own.
#10 - To the Gates!
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 9, 2015
The Viking army embarks and Paris goes into lockdown as the army prepares the defense, overseen by Odo. The Vikings are determined to make it through the gates of Paris and will stop at nothing to succeed.
#11 - Crossings
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 4, 2017
Bjorn's fleet sails onward and launches a surprise attack; back in Kattegat, Lagertha continues in her quest for power.
#12 - The Choice
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 24, 2014
Ragnar's warriors march on to King Ecbert's villa and are met with a surprisingly vicious welcome party.
#13 - The Joke
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 10, 2018
The battle for Kattegat begins and the Great Heathen Army must decide between a final plea for peace or all-out war. Floki faces discord among the settlers.
#14 - A King's Ransom
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 14, 2013
Three Viking ships sail upriver towards the very heart of power in eastern England: the Royal Villa of King Aelle. Ragnar Lothbrok has come looking for ransom in exchange for peace. However, King Aelle has a different plan in mind for these northern heathens.
#15 - The Ice Maiden
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 15, 2020
Bjorn returns to Kattegat. Harald gains a measure of revenge on Olaf. In Kiev, interesting news reaches Ivar and Igor about Prince Dir.
#16 - Mercenary
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 19, 2015
Ragnar and Lagertha's fleets depart Kattegat once more for Wessex but this time they bring settlers. King Ecbert hosts the Vikings and proposes a deal. Despite the misgivings of some of the other leaders, Ragnar leads his forces into battle once more, but this time as allies of Wessex.
#17 - Born Again
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 26, 2015
Preparations for the Paris raid pick up pace. Porunn and Judith both deliver children, and with new life there is also death. Athelstan tells Ragnar of his re-connection to his Christian faith. Floki interprets a sign from the gods that a sacrifice should be made.
#18 - Eye for an Eye
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 20, 2014
A meeting between two great men may pave the way for future compromise as Ragnar and Ecbert come face to face. Jarl Borg now rules Kattegat and with an iron fist and Rollo must now become the leader his people need in Ragnar's absence.
#19 - Treachery
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 13, 2014
The Wessex Viking raid is in full swing and King Ecbert finds himself facing an entirely new kind of foe. While Ragnar races to dominate in the West, Jarl Borg has his own plans in store for the future of Kattegat.
#20 - In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 21, 2016
Lagertha attempts to fulfill a long-held ambition; Ragnar negotiates an unexpected concession from King Ecbert.
#21 - Blood Eagle
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 10, 2014
Ragnar and King Horik clash over how to dispense justice to Jarl Borg. In Wessex, King Aelle arrives and Ecbert has an eye on a new alliance.
#22 - A Good Treason
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 18, 2016
Entry to Valhalla eludes Ragnar, but as he lies in his sick bed in Kattegat events unfold beyond his control. Bjorn orders the arrest of Floki for Athelstan's murder while in Paris, Rollo betrays the last of his Viking supporters to strengthen his position in the French court. In Hedeby, Kalf announces joint earldom with Lagertha, but is power sharing Kalf's true intention and is Lagertha actually willing to share what once was hers?
#23 - Unforgiven
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 3, 2014
King Horik returns to Kattegat with a surprising proposition for Ragnar. Lagertha runs into a less than enthusiastic homecoming from her new husband. Athelstan, struggling with his own inner demons, becomes confidant to King Ecbert.
#24 - Answers in Blood
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 27, 2014
Lagertha and Ragnar unite once again and together fight to win Kattegat back from Jarl Borg. Aslaug must face the truth of her prophecies. Athelstan struggles to define his faith. Bjorn must once again make a choice.
#25 - Breaking Point
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 16, 2015
The Vikings go all out for a second assault on Paris. Recognizing the desperate state of affairs for his city, Emperor Charles must make a difficult decision. In Wessex, Judith is compelled to make a difficult decision of her own.