Many movies and books portray Vikings as "really dirty savages who wore horned helmets," but the website ScienceNordic sets the record straight with the educational article What Vikings really looked like.
The website addresses five myths about Vikings.
The five myths are:
Vikings were dirty and unkempt
Vikings wore horned helmets
Vikings looked like we do today
Vikings’ clothing style was admired throughout the world
Vikings’ appearance was marked by battle wounds