Vikings: how does it end?

The Vikings series came to an end in 2020 but latecomers are discovering the second part of season 6 on Netflix. So how does Michael Hirst’s legendary show end? Warning, spoilers.

Warning, spoilers. The article contains spoilers for Vikings. If you don’t want to know anything, don’t read on.

After six seasons, fans of vikings had to bid farewell to the series created by Michael Hirst. Completed in 2020, this epic show was a real success thanks to the stories of its Nordic legends, such as Ragnar, Rollo, Bjorn, Lagertha or Ivar.

While some already know the end of the series, others have waited for the second part of the sixth and final season to be posted on Netflix to find out how the adventures of the Vikings would end. So how does it end?

The end of a line of legendary vikings

At the start of the second part of the sixth and final season of vikingsBjorn (Alexander Ludwig) is in very bad shape following the great battle against the Rus’, led by Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky) and Ivar (Alex Hogh Andersen), with the help of his brother Hvisterk (Marco Ilso).

Back in Kattegat, Bjorn manages to draw on his last energies to develop a plan and lead his troops into yet another battle against the Rus’ before dying a hero. The Viking people celebrate it one last time before locking up his remains in a kind of temple.

Vikings: how does it end?

The Rus’ having lost the battle and Bjorn dead, Ivar turns against Oleg and manages to flee with Hvitserk, Katya (Alicia Agneson), Oleg’s wife, and Igor (Oran Glynn O’Donovan), the legitimate heir to the kingdom of Russia under the tutelage of Oleg. Together they restore power to Igor and bring down Oleg and his militia.

Ivar and Hvisterk return to Kattegat to find King Harald in power and offer him to bring honor back to the Viking people by avenging Ragnar. They then confront King Alfred (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) of Wessex in an impressive battle in which Harald and Ivar heroically lose their lives.

The beginning of new horizons

After the fight, Hvitserk stays with King Alfred. He converted to Christianity and henceforth calls himself Athelstan after the monk encamped by George Blagden, Ragnar’s former friend (Travis Fimmel). We don’t know in which direction the young man will go but it seems that he is finally at peace with himself after all that he has done, including the murder of Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), and that he sealed a new alliance with Wessex.

In Kattegat, things have changed a lot and it is now Ingrid (Lucy Martin), the witch and former wife of Bjorn, who rules these lands. The young woman succeeded in achieving her goals after the departure of King Harald and the death of Erik the Red, who wanted to take advantage of her and whom she succeeded in blinding and killing. Ingrid walks in the footsteps of Lagertha, the powerful and valiant warrior, but also of Gunnhild who has left her place and is taking power in Kattegat, promising a new era of reign.

Vikings: how does it end?

For his part, Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) left Kattegat with his girlfriend Torvi (Georgia Hirst) in order to realize the expedition dreams of his father Ragnar and discover new lands to settle new colonies. Helped by Other (Ray Stevenson), Ubbe succeeds in discovering a new land and a new people after a fatal stopover in Greenland, where he left Kjetill who betrayed him once again.

Ubbe and his crew reunite with Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard), left for dead in Iceland at the end of season 5. The viking survived and will help Ubbe get used to his new surroundings. The series ends with the image of Ubbe and Floki on the beach looking towards the horizon and their new future.

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