The Vikings originated in 3 countries, Denmark Norway and Sweden around the age 700 AD, they were mainly a rural culture with no big cities or towns. They relied on fishing and agriculture and the occasional trade.
Many Viking families lived together in a long house. This was built from wood or stone and had a thatched or turf roof on top.With just one room for all the family to share with their animals, a long house would have been a crowded and smelly place to live. However both the males and females in Viking society were actually accustomed to daily hygiene. This doesn't mean they bathed every single day, but they did take care of their skin and hair and of course beards.
They actually bathed on a Saturday which they called Laugardagr or Bath day.
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