Mercenary - S3-E1

Factual error: During this episode, Ragnar is lying down with a half-eaten pear on his chest. That pear is of the variety Conference, it was developed by Thomas Francis Rivers in England in the late 1800s. (00:38:00)


Show generally

Factual error: Several of Ragnar's relatives are called "Lothbrok" through the series (most notably, Rollo and Ubba), but Lothbrok was not a family name. The vikings did not use family names at all, though they did use personal sobriquets (such as "Ironside", "the Boneless" or "Finehair"). "Lothbrok" was Ragnar's nickname only. A more appropriate sobriquet for any of his sons would be "Ragnarsson" (son of Ragnar).


Burial of the Dead - S1-E6

Factual error: The snakes in the King of England's pit are all constrictors. They do not have venom and are too small to see a human as prey, yet they show a man dying from a bite by one of these snakes.


What Might Have Been - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: After spotting Lagertha's boats, Torvi points at the boats and lowers her pointing arm. Another shot later and she is still pointing and lowers her arm again.


The Vision - S4-E12

Revealing mistake: Two oarsmen (or rowers) in Ragnar's boat, the first in front of us and the second from the back, pretend to have an oar but have none. (00:38:35)

Olivier Tetard

What Might Have Been - S4-E6

Factual error: A crosshead screw is attached to Ivar's frame. (00:11:21)


Mercy - S4-E3

Factual error: Bjørn is living in a log cabin in the mountains. This logging technique was not common until 2-300 years later.


A Simple Story - S5-E10

Revealing mistake: The battle has Lagertha fighting skeletons, but on her final skeleton she swings her sword downwards and massively misses it by a large margin, but it still falls.


All His Angels - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: They take away the ropes around his neck. When King Aelle start to hit him, the ropes appear around his neck again, when the shot changes to shortly after the hit, the ropes are gone again. (00:29:00)


The Profit and the Loss - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: While speaking with Wigstan, King Ecbert's left hand is open and slightly pointing at Wigstan. The next shot his hands are clasped in front of his chest.


Promised - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Ragnar is using a shield for target practice, throwing three knives. The positions of the knives as they are thrown into the shield changes between shots.


Boneless - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Rollo and Bjorn are seen practicing with one another. Rollo slashes Bjorn across the left side of his stomach first and then slashes his right arm. After Rollo forces Bjorn into submission on his back he then extends his hand and helps Bjorn to his feet. When Bjorn stands up the slash mark across his stomach has completely vanished. (00:07:25 - 00:08:20)


Portage - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: In the shot where Ragnar asks Floki if he can build something to lift the boats over the mountain after Floki says "Everything I do Ragnar, is for you" it then shows Lagatha and than Ragnar points at Floki and Ragnar says "Let's empty the boats." The camera then shows King Harold and you can see Rollo standing behind King Harold when he should be with the French. (00:10:33)

The Vision - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: Shots from inside the boat show all 3 boats without sails, but aerial views and shots from behind the boats shows them with sails. (00:36:30 - 00:38:40)

Klaus Egvang

The Last Ship - S4-E10

Audio problem: Rollo's drummer establishing the tempo of the boat rowers is out of sync with the pounding of the drumbeat.


Death All 'Round - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: Even though the Vikings are rowing their boats at full speed, there are no wakes from the aft nor waves from the bows as the boats plow through the water.


Floki: We've been to Hel and back.

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