At the time of the Viking migrations and expeditions from what is now Denmark and Norway to western European countries such as England, Scotland, Ireland, and Iceland, Vikings from present-day Sweden were making their way eastward to areas like Poland, Ukraine and Russia.
Selected facts about Vikings in Poland:
- Perhaps controversially some believe that Mieszko I (c.932-992) was himself of Viking stock!
- Archaeologists have found traces of Viking settlement and the graves of Scandinavian warriors in Wolin, Lubon, Bodzia.
- The island of Wolin in Western Pomerania is home to Europe’s biggest Germanic-Slavic Viking festival.
- Wikingowie is the Polish word for Vikings!