White Viking, The
White Viking, The

White Viking, The

Around AD 100, King Olaf of Norway (Ólafur Tryggvason) had nearly succeeded in converting the entire country to Christianity with his sword in one hand and the cross in the other. The king had visions of a Christian empire, embracing all the lands where the vikings had settled, including Iceland, a refuge for many pagan opponents of royal policy in Norway.


Askur, the film's main character, is sent to Iceland, while his bride, Embla, is held hostage by King Olaf. For the love of a woman, Askur sets out on an impossible mission - the conversion of a new nation to Christianity.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: November 1, 1991
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Length: 119 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Hvíti víkingurinn
  • International Title: White Viking, The
  • Production Year: 1991
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
  • IMDB: White Viking, The
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: No
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Stereo



Company Credits


  • Summer Film School, 2010

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