The Irish lough masquerading as a Scandinavian fjord


Fans of the Amazon Prime series Vikings will be rewarded for their patience today when the second installment of season five finally airs after almost a year’s hiatus.

The series, commissioned by the History Channel, first hit screens back in 2013 and depicts the life of the legendary Ragnar Lothbrok, his family and friends. Scenes of Viking longboats leaving their home at Kattegat to explore new lands quickly captured viewer’s imaginations.

So where was Kattegat filmed? Surely it must be some grand Scandinavian fjord? Topped with snow and blanketed in silence? In the series, the Viking city sits on the shores of a fjord in southern Norway. In reality, Kattegat was filmed, somewhat surprisingly,…

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