Any of the Scandinavian seafaring pirates and traders who raided and settled in many parts of NW Europe in the 8th-11th centuries.
- We should not forget that the Vikings continued to raid north-west Wales well into the 1130s.
- So who were the Vikings raiding around the Welsh coast, the Welsh or themselves?
- In the 8th century the Vikings began one of the most remarkable periods of expansion in history.
from Old Norse víkingr, from vík 'creek' or Old English wīc 'camp, dwelling place'.