The BEST episodes of Vinland Saga

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

For a thousand years, the Vikings have made quite a name and reputation for themselves as the strongest families with a thirst for violence. Thorfinn, the son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, spends his boyhood in a battlefield enhancing his skills in his adventure to redeem his most-desired revenge after his father was murdered.

Last Updated: 11/20/2023Network: Tokyo MXStatus: Continuing
End of the Prologue
358 votes

#1 - End of the Prologue

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 12/30/2019

Askeladd comes forth before King Sweyn and implores him to halt his invasion of Wales. Meanwhile, Thorfinn decides to return home at Leif’s urging. However, the moment before he boards the ship, Thorfinn catches a glimpse of a single tern taking off into the sky...

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185 votes

#2 - Hometown

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 6/20/2023

At long last, Thorfinn returns to Iceland and finds a moment of happiness, reunited with his loved ones. But soon, he opens up about his next journey.

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Two Paths
187 votes

#3 - Two Paths

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 6/13/2023

Thorfinn and Einar have said their piece, but Canute stubbornly refuses to give up Ketil's Farm. Then, Thorfinn breaks the standoff with a decision.

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A True Warrior
400 votes

#4 - A True Warrior

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/29/2019

Thors and his men fall for Askeladd’s trap and faces a dangerous situation, but Thors defeats many of Askeladd’s men with his overpowering strength. However, Thors knows that it will be difficult to save everyone, including his son, who’ve been living in a peaceful village their entire lives, and makes a tough decision

Writer: Hiroshi Seko
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Emperor of Rebellion
183 votes

#5 - Emperor of Rebellion

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 6/6/2023

Snake tries to put a stop to it, but Thorfinn insists on receiving all 100 blows from Canute's brutish guard Drott, shocking the rowdy onlookers.

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United Front
310 votes

#6 - United Front

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/25/2019

Thorfinn suffers a serious injury in his fight against Thorkell. Thorfinn is told to think about what he has to do to beat Thorkell. Askeladd treats Thorfinn’s wounds so that he may fight again someday, and proposes a joint strategy to help the two of them survive longer.

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Way Home
188 votes

#7 - Way Home

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/2/2023

Snake strikes quickly, surprising Thorfinn with his speed and agility. As he lies wounded, Gardar thinks back on the life he shared with Arnheid.

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165 votes

#8 - Pain

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/23/2023

As Thorfinn and Einar head for their escape, Arnheid regains consciousness and asks where they are going — and if there are slaves and wars there, too.

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Lone Wolf
309 votes

#9 - Lone Wolf

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 12/16/2019

Thorfinn begins his duel against Askeladd with Canute and Thorkell as witnesses. However, Thorfinn is unable to strike as he stands overwhelmed by the extraordinary mood that overtakes Askeladd after Bjorn’s departure. Having noticed Thorfinn’s hesitation, Askeladd lays down his sword and provokes Thorfinn into an unarmed fight, which incites Thorfinn’s fury.

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192 votes

#10 - Oath

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/7/2023

Thorfinn wakes up in a peaceful place and he sees his father again. But then things quickly turn dark, and Thorfinn must face his painful past.

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325 votes

#11 - Servant

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/4/2019

Askeladd’s men continued their march to escape Thorkell. However, Torgrim and his friends were hatching a plot to switch sides and join Thorkell, taking Canute with them. Torgrim finally launches his rebellion and corners Askeladd, negotiating with him to hand over Canute, then Thorkell arrives in the midst of the confusion.

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Out of the Cradle
329 votes

#12 - Out of the Cradle

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 11/18/2019

Thorfinn and Thorkell agree to have a duel over the fate of Askeladd. Thorkell looks forward to facing off against Thors’s son, Thorfinn, and asks him what a true warrior really is. Meanwhile, Canute is suddenly ambushed while he attempts to escape, and has a dream about a certain individual.

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For the Love That Was Lost
179 votes

#13 - For the Love That Was Lost

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/28/2023

Olmar feels insulted by Canute's messenger and, encouraged by his older brother Thorgil, takes matters into his own hands.

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The First Measure
171 votes

#14 - The First Measure

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/9/2023

After returning home to his farm, an exhausted Ketil starts searching for Arnheid, only to find out what happened in his absence.

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305 votes

#15 - Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 12/9/2019

Canute’s party arrives in York to attend the Imperial Council. Although Canute had wanted to strike out against King Sweyn, the King was being guarded by the most powerful Jomsviking unit in the Northern Sea while keeping a close eye on Canute. With the situation strained to the breaking point, Askeladd comes up with a plan. Meanwhile, Thorfinn is reunited with a person who knew his former self.

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The Journey Begins
371 votes

#16 - The Journey Begins

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/12/2019

Thorfinn goes to battle for the first time as a member of Askeladd’s army. After witnessing the harsh reality of the war to conquer England first-hand, Thorfinn tries to run away, but later throws himself into battle in order to get revenge for his father by defeating Askeladd. One night, Thorfinn gets wounded in battle, and is saved by a mother and daughter living in a village by the sea.

Directors: Yōsuke Yamamoto
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170 votes

#17 - Cause

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/25/2023

As Snake intensifies his search, Arnheid tells Einar and Thorfinn everything she's done. Knowing the risks, Einar and Thorfinn offer to help her.

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369 votes

#18 - Normanni

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/19/2019

Askeladd withdraws temporarily from the war against England. While searching for a new source of income, he encounters a skirmish among the Franks and hatches a plot to steal their treasure. Askeladd sends 16 years old Thorfinn, who has grown up into a cold-hearted Viking, ahead as a messenger.

Directors: Shingo Uchida
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The Battle of London Bridge
354 votes

#19 - The Battle of London Bridge

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/2/2019

In October 1013, King Sweyn leads a fleet of Danish and Viking ships in an attempt to take London Bridge of England. Askeladd’s army, hired by the army of Denmark, was among them. However, after the betrayal of Thorkell the Tall, a Viking known for his overpowering strength, London Bridge has become impregnable. Askeladd tells Thorfinn he’ll reward him with a duel if he’s able to kill Thorkell.

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War at Ketil's Farm
163 votes

#20 - War at Ketil's Farm

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/16/2023

Amidst the confusion of a peasant uprising, Thorfinn and the others try to escape, carrying a severely injured and pregnant Arnheid.

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An Empty Man
185 votes

#21 - An Empty Man

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/28/2023

Thorfinn has nightmares almost every night, but he can never remember what he dreamed about — and that bothers him.

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179 votes

#22 - Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/31/2023

After everything that happened, Einar asks Thorfinn if he's ever fought in a war — and if he's ever killed a man.

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389 votes

#23 - Troll

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/8/2019

Askeladd, the leader of a Viking army of a hundred men, receives orders from Floki of the Jomsvikings to kill Thors, who was once known as the Troll of Jom. However, the villagers, completely unaware of the order, buzz with excitement as they prepare for their first battle. Thorfinn also joins in the excitement. Thors and his men are about to embark on a difficult sea journey to England.

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182 votes

#24 - Snake

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/24/2023

The farm guards convince Ketil’s 17-year-old son that he needs to make his first killing to become a man.

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292 votes

#25 - Crown

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 12/2/2019

After the fighting dies down, Canute takes in Askeladd and Thorkell as his followers, and returns to Gainsborough. Canute goes through an awakening when he realizes the meaning of love in the aftermath of Ragnar’s death. Canute throws away what little feelings he had left for his father, and joins Askeladd in plotting to assassinate King Sweyn.

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