Photo: Corus Entertainment

TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Vikings  

Ranker TV
339 votes 79 voters 2.6k views
We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, Ranker may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

There are so many good episodes of Vikings, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "All His Angels" the best, or is "To the Gates!" your favorite episode of Vikings? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Vikings are, let's rank every Vikings episode from best to worst.

Airing on the History channel, Vikings centers on the 9th-century exploits of Ragnar Lothbrok, a legendary Danish and Swedish Viking hero who would become king and whose tales are known from sagas and poetry. Created by Michael Hirst, Vikings stars Travis Fimmel and Lothbrok, Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha, and Clive Standen as Rollo. Vikings is an Irish-Canadian co-production and is filmed in Ireland.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Vikings, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Vikings episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

list ordered by

1
33 3
All His Angels is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 402 Episode 5: Ragnar and Ivar plot against the Saxons and reach a new level of understanding.

2
30 3
The Lord's Prayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 2 Episode 10: Ragnar and King Horik return to Kattegat and the final showdown between two Viking leaders is at hand. Ragnar has placed his trust in those who have stood by him and now the time has come for new alliances to be made.

3
28 3
The Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 3 Episode 10: With one last chance to take Paris, Ragnar and his Vikings troops take a daring chance.

4
9 0
Revenge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 402 Episode 8: Ragnar's plan comes to fruition, the Viking Army lands on the coast of Northumbria.

5
26 4
To the Gates! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 3 Episode 8: The Viking army embarks and Paris goes into lockdown as the army prepares the defence, overseen by Odo.

6
12 1
The Last Ship is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 401 Episode 10: A ferocious battle between the Vikings and the French eventually comes down to Ragnar against Rollo and the outcome seals the fates of the two brothers.

7
6 0
The Outsider is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 402 Episode 1: Ragnar has returned to Kattegat where he devises a plan to return to Wessex to right past wrongs.

8
8 1
In the Uncertain Hour Before t... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 402 Episode 4: Lagertha attempts to fulfill a long-held ambition. Ragnar negotiates an unexpected concession from King Ecbert.

9
8 1
Blood Eagle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 2 Episode 7: Ragnar and King Horik clash over how to dispense justice to Jarl Borg. In Wessex, King Aelle arrives and Ecbert has an eye on a new alliance.

10
9 2
Brother's War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 2 Episode 1: The battle begins between Ragnar and King Horik's forces against Jarl Borg. Borg is joined by Rollo, and this Viking clash pits brother against brother. There can only be one victor. Meanwhile, Princess Aslaug makes her way to Kattegat and brings with her a surprise that leaves Ragnar in a difficult predicament.

11
7 1
The Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 402 Episode 10: Prince Aethelwulf finds himself subject to the Vikings' battle master plan. Ecbert remains behind with a plan of his own.

12
6 1
Breaking Point is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 3 Episode 9: The Vikings go all out for a second assault on Paris. Recognizing the desperate state of affairs for his city, Emperor Charles must make a difficult decision.

13
5 1
Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 2 Episode 6: King Horik returns to Kattegat with a surprising proposition for Ragnar. Lagertha runs into a less than enthusiastic homecoming from her new husband. Athelstan, struggling with his own inner demons, becomes confidant to King Ecbert.

14
5 1
Treachery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 2 Episode 3: The Wessex Viking raid is in full swing and King Ecbert finds himself facing an entirely new kind of foe. While Ragnar races to dominate in the West, Jarl Borg has his own plans in store for the future of Kattegat.

15
5 1
Rites of Passage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 1 Episode 1: Farmer, family man and rebel Ragnar Lothbrok is determined to sail west to discover new lands and riches despite an intimidating warning from his village's tyrannical leader, Lord Haraldson, who makes it clear in no uncertain terms that doing so could result in severe consequences.

16
5 1
Kill the Queen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 401 Episode 2: As Ragnar and Floki remain at odds in Kattegat, Rollo makes great efforts in Paris to win over his new bride, Princess Gisla. Bjorn's survival skills are put to the test in the wilderness, while King Ecbert sets the task for his son Aethelwulf to rescue Queen Kwenthrith from opposing forces in Mercia.

17
5 1
Dispossessed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 1 Episode 3: Ragnar and his men look for and discover many riches on the Northeast coast of England, while causing tremendous bloodshed in the process. When the men return home, an incensed Lord Haraldson lays down a harsh punishment for their defiance.

18
5 1
Mercenary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 3 Episode 1: Ragnar and Lagertha's fleets depart Kattegat once more for Wessex and this time they bring a group to colonize there. King Ecbert hosts the Norsemen and proposes a deal. Despite the misgivings of some of the other leaders, Ragnar leads his forces into battle once more, but this time as allies of Wessex.

19
4 0
The Departed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 501 Episode 2: As the Vikings establish their stronghold in York, Ivar is determined to lead the Great Army. In Kattegat, Lagertha misjudges King Harald and pays a heavy price. Floki arrives at a mysterious land.

20
4 0
Scarred is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 3 Episode 4: The victorious Wessex/Viking forces return to Wessex but there is rancour in the Viking camp - Floki is angry over the alliance with Ecbert and is resentful the influence that he feels Athelstan has over Ragnar. Princess Kwenthrith makes some calculating political moves following the battle at the Hill of the Ash in Mercia. Visitors from the past arrive in Hederby, at Kalf's invitation.

21
4 0
A King's Ransom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 1 Episode 7: The Vikings take on the Saxons in a blood splattering battle that causes the Saxons' king to declare eternal war and retribution on Ragnar.

22
4 0
Eye for an Eye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 2 Episode 4: A meeting between two great men may pave the way for future compromise as Ragnar and Ecbert come face to face. Jarl Borg now rules Kattegat and with an iron fist and Rollo must now become the leader his people need in Ragnar's absence.

23
4 1
The Great Army is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 402 Episode 7: The Viking Army begins to gather in Kattegat. Lagertha must remain vigilant in the absence of her son Bjorn.

24
3 0
Trial is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 1 Episode 4: The Vikings head back to England to seek new treasures, and in the midst of the terror they bring, Ragnar and Lagertha discover that there are consequences for every action and Earl Haraldson is always watching.

25
3 0
On the Eve is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Vikings
Season 402 Episode 9: The Viking Army causes panic in the English Countryside as King Ecbert and Aethelwulf plan the defense of the realm.