Vikings were the residents of beaches of Scandinavian countries at the 8th - 11th century. They had been renowned¶for the great marine travels and the raids, which occurred for purposes of trade and pillages. Through the years, their name became identical to the fearless seamen, but also the wild warrior. Sign of their recognition was the ship that carried them to their journeys through Europe, Asia, America and Africa, the drakkar or dragon ship. Their boats were small, light, very flexible and durable giving them the ability to enter in the foreign countries via the rivers and to get away fast after the attacks, as also and of travelling in the open ocean.
Regarding to their life in the land, they lived in small settlements, manufacturing their houses from the materials that the environment provided them ˙ timber, mud, even grasses. Their houses usually were one- space rooms, with minimal openings and the members of an extended family lived in one such house. In this study the way of life of Vikings in the sea and in the land is described, as well as the way of manufacture of boats concerning the residences and the articles of clothing in connection with the social structure at the 8th - 11th century. Also the way with which they faced the environmental conditions in the boats and in their buildings is commented.
Finally, there is a report in the influence that had the Viking Era in the society up to today. Influence that we see in the art, (literature, poetry, cinema, music, painting), in the entertainment and in the trade.