I think you will find this article from Medievalists very informative. Many people with an interest in the medieval Vikings focus on a particular area of interest rather than the whole history of the Vikings. This article includes several links for further reading, and I believe by reference to the several maps that are included you will be surprised to find out the extent of their explorations and/or raiding. (Ed.)
MARCH 22, 2015
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We created this short guide to explain all the lands that the Vikings came to – either to raid, trade or settle in – which stretched from Russia to North America.
The Viking homeland consists of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Some historians have suggested that a growing population in the countries led young warriors to decide that they needed to make their fortunes by raiding neighbouring lands.