Finding Vikings Writer Harriet O'Brien goes on a quest to find out what Vikings were really all about in a news story from Traveling around Scandinavia, Great Britain and Newfoundland can lead to a wealth of Viking artifacts, as writer Harriet O'Brien can tell you. Recently, she set out to chronicle many of the sites where Vikings ruled - or were ruled, lived, died and left behind a rich history. This article offers a great overview of the best museums, historic sites and places to meet modern day Vikings.