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The BEST episodes of Vikings

Every episode of Vikings ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Vikings!

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.

Last Updated: 7/4/2022Network: History (CA)
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The Lord's Prayer
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8.37
7020 votes

#1 - The Lord's Prayer

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/1/2014

Ragnar and King Horik return to Kattegat; Ragnar places his trust in those who have stood by him.

Directors: Ken Girotti
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The Dead
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8.21
6288 votes

#2 - The Dead

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/23/2015

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.

Directors: Ken Girotti
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Revenge
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8.19
7587 votes

#3 - Revenge

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/18/2017

Ragnar's plan comes to fruition; the Viking army lands on the coast of Northumbria.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
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On the Eve
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8.17
8132 votes

#4 - On the Eve

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/25/2017

The Viking army causes panic in the English countryside as King Ecbert and Aethelwulf plan the defense of the realm.

Directors: Ben Bolt
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The Last Ship
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8.16
8395 votes

#5 - The Last Ship

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/21/2016

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.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
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King of Kings
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8.14
1583 votes

#6 - King of Kings

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/1/2021

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.

Directors: Daniel Grou
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All His Angels
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8.12
8327 votes

#7 - All His Angels

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/28/2016

Ragnar and Ivar plot against the Saxons and reach a new level of understanding.

Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
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Ragnarok
star
8.11
2914 votes

#8 - Ragnarok

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/30/2019

A new battle for Kattegat is on and only the gods know who will emerge victorious.

Directors: David Wellington
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The Reckoning
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8.08
7851 votes

#9 - The Reckoning

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/1/2017

Prince Aethelwulf finds himself subject to the Vikings' battle master plan; Ecbert remains behind with a plan of his own.

Directors: Ben Bolt
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To the Gates!
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8.05
6233 votes

#10 - To the Gates!

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/9/2015

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.

Directors: Kelly Makin
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Crossings
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7.99
7811 votes

#11 - Crossings

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/4/2017

Bjorn's fleet sails onward and launches a surprise attack; back in Kattegat, Lagertha continues in her quest for power.

Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
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The Lord Giveth…
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7.98
1388 votes

#12 - The Lord Giveth…

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/24/2021

In the new land, Ubbe and the settlers engage in careful diplomacy when they are surrounded by the locals. In Wessex, the Vikings ambush the Saxon army, but Alfred is convinced the Lord is with his army and refuses to retreat.

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The Joke
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7.98
4496 votes

#13 - The Joke

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/10/2018

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.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
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The Choice
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7.98
7156 votes

#14 - The Choice

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/24/2014

Ragnar's warriors march on to King Ecbert's villa and are met with a surprisingly vicious welcome party.

Directors: Ken Girotti
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A King's Ransom
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7.97
8752 votes

#15 - A King's Ransom

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/14/2013

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.

Directors: Ken Girotti
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The Ice Maiden
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7.96
2283 votes

#16 - The Ice Maiden

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/15/2020

Bjorn returns to Kattegat. Harald gains a measure of revenge on Olaf. In Kiev, interesting news reaches Ivar and Igor about Prince Dir.

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Mercenary
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7.95
6593 votes

#17 - Mercenary

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/19/2015

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.

Directors: Ken Girotti
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Born Again
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7.95
6312 votes

#18 - Born Again

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/26/2015

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.

Directors: Helen Shaver
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Eye for an Eye
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7.95
7343 votes

#19 - Eye for an Eye

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/20/2014

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.

Directors: Ken Girotti
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In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning
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7.93
7935 votes

#20 - In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/21/2016

Lagertha attempts to fulfill a long-held ambition; Ragnar negotiates an unexpected concession from King Ecbert.

Directors: Sarah Harding
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Treachery
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7.93
7410 votes

#21 - Treachery

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/13/2014

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.

Directors: Ken Girotti
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Blood Eagle
star
7.93
7291 votes

#22 - Blood Eagle

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/10/2014

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.

Directors: Kari Skogland
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A Good Treason
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7.93
7669 votes

#23 - A Good Treason

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/18/2016

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?

Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
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Unforgiven
star
7.93
7409 votes

#24 - Unforgiven

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/3/2014

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.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
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Breaking Point
star
7.92
6174 votes

#25 - Breaking Point

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/16/2015

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.

Directors: Ken Girotti
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