The countdown for the Vikings season six premiere is over as the historical drama returns to History and Amazon Prime in December. At the end of season five, we saw Bjorn (played by Alexander Ludwig) crowned by his mother Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) following yet another battle for control of Kattegatt. Here’s everything you need to know about where the show is filmed.
Where is Vikings set?
The majority of Vikings is set in England and Kattegat, Denmark, in the ninth century.
But the next series will see the show moved elsewhere.
Vikings creator Michael Hirst told Express.co.uk: “We go to a new place again. We’re going to Rus, which is Kiev, and the Rus Vikings.
“[There is] a new civilisation there, a powerful civilisation. There’s a new world the Vikings are going to become involved with.”
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Where is Vikings season 6 filmed?
Vikings is filmed in various locations but the majority of the scenes are shot just outside of Dublin in Ireland.
The period drama’s key locations in Ireland include the River Boyne in County Meath, Blessington Lakes and Powerscourt Waterfall & Estate in County Wicklow and Nuns Beach in County Durry.
Kattegat in the show is filmed in Lough Tay in County Wicklow.
The loch itself is on private land but you can still see the breath-taking views.
Despite most of the scenes being created with the help of Mother Nature, there is another important location in Ireland.
Also based in County Wicklow is the Ashford Studios.
This has become the base for the filming of Vikings since 2013 and much of the CGI and green screen effects are brought to life here.
As well as Ireland, season five did see some of the action move to the Middle East with scenes being shot in North Africa to recreate the desert climes.
Other scenes in season five were set in Iceland, which were filmed on the black sand beaches near Vik.
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Ahead of season six’s release this week, a few minutes of the first episode was dropped online.
The clip showed Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) on the Silk Road.
According channel History’s website, the Silk Road was “a network of trade routes connecting China and the Far East with the Middle East and Europe”.
So we could see some of the scenes being filmed in Asia to portray moments on the Silk Road in the show.
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There will be a total of 20 episodes in season six, which will be split into two.
This upcoming series was confirmed to be the final series of the show by History back in January 2019.
The sixth and last season was announced by History in 2017.
Vikings season 6 will start on The History Channel on December 4 and on Amazon Prime on December 5.
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