The now-concluded show, Vikings had some most beloved and surprising romances. Some couples had amazing chemistry, so the fans were rooting for them from the very start. Others, however, came as a bit of a shock to viewers.
The Norsemen were all passionate and fearless people. They lived fast and died young, so many of them didn’t care to make it last forever. There were some exceptions, though, and those couples remain some of the most memorable in the entire history of the show. Please note, there is some discussion of darker themes and unhealthy relationships below.
King Ecbert and Lagertha’s brief romance was based on mutual respect and maturity. Fans couldn’t help but root for Lagertha as she moved on from Ragnar – especially as she chose a king that was arguably even better than Ragnar himself.
Ecbert gave Lagertha what she valued the most: fertile land for her people. Unfortunately, her peace wasn’t to last.
Ivar was one of the cruelest and consequently least likable characters on Vikings. In season 5, he freed Freydis from slavery and married her. It was surprising to see Ivar fall in love, especially since he generally lacked emotions. After all, we are talking about a guy who killed his own brother.
After he killed their baby, Freydis betrayed him. She paid for treason with her life when Ivar strangled her.
Even though their relationship wasn’t romantic, it cannot go unmentioned. Ragnar and Athelstan were platonic soulmates. They were each other’s window into the unknown world. Ragnar was fascinated by Christianity, while Athelstan learned about the Viking way of life.
It’s not just Ragnar’s heart that was broken after Floki murdered the beloved monk. The entire fanbase wept a little and the show never saw a relationship as profound as this one again.