Wicklow: Land of ‘The Vikings’ & ‘Vikings: Valhalla’
The Viking Series premiered on March 3, 2013 on the History Channel and ran for a total of six seasons with broadcasting throughout the world! The series was mostly shot in County Wicklow at the Ashford Studios. With 30km of shores along the Irish Seas, the many lakes and mountains and Ireland’s largest forest area, Wicklow’s landscape offered the ideal diversity of locations to fit the many outdoor scenes. The
Wicklow was named ‘The Hollywood of Europe’ by Jane Seymour in 2000, and has been the set of many blockbuster movies for many decades. Movies shot here include Excalibur, Braveheart, P.S. I Love You, Reign of Fire, Into Bad Lands, the Tudors, The Count of Monte Christo, Far & Away and many more.
Vikings: Valhalla series released in February 2022 on Netflix is a sequel of the original Vikings series. Vikings: Valhalla was also shot in Wicklow at Ashford Studios.
See below some of the locations that have been used during the filming of both series: