Vikings: Valhalla (2022): S02E04 – The Thaw


Vikings: Valhalla is a historical drama streaming television series created by Jeb Stuart for Netflix. It is a sequel to the History’s Vikings, filmed in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Set one hundred years after the events of Vikings, the series chronicles the beginning of the end of the Viking Age, marked by the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.

Series 02 premiered on Netflix on 12 January 2023.


In Kievan Rus’, the crew continue their journey along a frozen river until it breaks and the sled becomes trapped. Whilst the sled is eventually freed, the ice dam that kept the river frozen has since thawed. The crew are forced to release the boat from the sled but both Eleana and Vitomir fall through the ice. Only Eleana can be saved in time as Vitomir drowns and Eleana is revealed to be his daughter. In Kattegat, Olaf receives word that Harald has met with their uncle in Novgorod and plans to travel there with Svein. In London, Emma imprisons Aelfwynn and she is tortured by Canute’s huscarl Agnarr for information about her brother and Godwin. Aelfwynn reveals that Godwin wishes for his future children to rule England as she succumbs to her wounds. Emma informs Godwin of Aelfwynn’s death and Gytha confides in him. In Jomsborg, Gudrid chastises Jorundr for mixing with the pagan refugees as she becomes suspicious of the now heavily pregnant Freydís. Harekr returns from raiding and angered by Freydís’ actions, sends his Jomsvikings to massacre the refugees, believing that the people of Jomsborg are superior to them and imprisons both Jorundr and Freydís.

Vikings Series

You can find a full index and overview of Viking: Valhalla here.

You can find a full index and overview of Vikings here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 12 January 2023.
  • Running time: 51 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: US
  • Language: English.

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