All the Vikings you know only their typical look. But some of them you would never recognize in real life. In this article you will see all the main characters in their Vikings look and how they look in real life!
Björn, also known as Bjorn Ironsideis the king of Kattegat. He is the son of Ragnar Lothbrok and Lagertha and the eldest of Ragnar's many sons. Also in reality a very handsome gentleman!
Harald "Finehair" Halfdansson is a Scandinavian warlord and king. His dream is to become the first king of all Norway. His brother is Halfdan! The audience is divided into two camps. Some love him, others don't like him at all. He looks much better without tattoos.
Ubbe Ragnarsson is the first son of Ragnar Lothbrok and Aslaug. He is the second oldest of Ragnar's sons. He later marries Torvi. Without tattoos on his face and his typical Vikings look, he is almost unrecognizable.
Margrethe was Ubbe's first wife. Unfortunately, she went insane in the course of the series and Ubbe looked for a "replacement". With her yellow hair, she is not so easy to recognize anymore. In real life, she apparently has a significantly different look.
Rollo of Normandy, originally known as Rollo Sigurdsson, is the older brother of Ragnar Lothbrok and the Duke of Normandy. Before his marriage, Rollo was known as a fearsome Viking warrior who had an impulsive streak and was plagued by internal struggles. This is what he looks like in real life.
Halfdan "the Black" Halfdansson was the ruthless younger brother of the Norwegian king Harald "Finehair". At the beginning of the series they were one heart and one soul. Nothing was more important to them than family, but even that was to change at some point. Without tattoos he is hardly recognizable.
Horik Gøtriksson is the king of Denmark. He forges an alliance with Ragnar, but sees Ragnar's ambitions as a threat to his own position. As so often, it's all about power in the end. After a visit to the barber & a shave, he is no longer easily recognized.
King Æthelwulf Ecberting (Old English: ˈæðelwuɫf; means "noble wolf") is king of Wessex and Mercia and the son of King Ecbert. He was one of the Chrtists and his trust was tested over and over again. He does not look so different in everyday life.
Þórunn is a former servant who became a shieldmaiden. She is the first ex-wife of Björn. After training with Lagertha to become a shieldmaiden, Þorunn invites herself to move to Wessex with Ragnar's army, despite Björn's protests and concern for her safety. In reality, apparently, with a different hairstyle.
Ivar Ragnarsson, also known as Ivar "the Boneless", is the youngest son of Ragnar Lothbrok and Aslaug. Arguably the most controversial character in the series, as most just didn't like him. But in the end, he too shows his true self! Would you still recognize him?
Hvitserk Ragnarsson is the second son of Ragnar Lothbrok and Aslaug. He had to prove himself again and again and his character was often put to the test. After some knockdowns he finds his way back to such. He also looks like this in real life.
Athelstan means "noble stone") is a young Anglo-Saxon Christian monk who is kidnapped by Ragnar Lothbrok as a slave from the monastery of Lindisfarne. He is torn between the faith of the Vikings and that of Christianity, and becomes an advisor and friend to both Ragnar and King Ecbert. An attractive man with a beard and a new hairstyle!
Judith of Northumbria is the daughter of King Ælle of Northumbria and Queen Ealhswith and the wife of Prince Æthelwulf of Wessex. When he becomes king, she becomes his wife.
Aslaug Sigurdsdottir is the second wife of Ragnar Lothbrok. She is the former queen of Kattegat and the mother of Ubbe, Hvitserk, Sigurd and Ivar. She is believed to be a völva, which means that she can see the future through visions. She is harder to spot without the makeup!
Torvi is a shieldmaiden and the former wife of Jarl Borg. She eventually marries Ubbe. In her private photos she presents herself clearly different, what a great woman!
Helga is the faithful lover and later wife of Floki. They have a daughter named Angrboda. In reality, you would probably not recognize her at all. Wouldn't you?
Jarl Borg is a grim Jarl of Götaland. His seat of power is in a village larger than Kattegat, located in the southern highlands of Götaland. In real life, however, he doesn't look so grim anymore.
Haraldson is the Count of Kattegat before Ragnar Lothbrok. He is madly in love with his wife Siggy. They have three children, a daughter named Thyri and two sons. Without a beard, he is not quite as easily recognized.
Floki Vilgerðarson is a boat builder and incorrigible crook, who is also the eccentric and closest friend of Ragnar Lothbrok. He is the husband of Helga, and they have a daughter named Angrboda. In real life, however, he looks considerably different with a bald head.
Lagertha is the first and former wife of Ragnar Lothbrok and the former queen of Kattegat. She is the mother of Björn. Lagertha is a Jarl and a fierce shieldmaiden. In everyday life, however, she doesn't look like a shieldmaiden at all. Wow!