Glima – Martial Arts of the Vikings

Glima is a Scandinavian wrestling-based martial arts that was created by the Vikings. Today, there are sports versions of Glima that focus purely on wrestling and self-defense versions of Glima.

This martial arts is generally found in countries where there is a strong Viking history such as Iceland, Norway, etc.

Glima Demonstration

Reference Sources

  1. Viking Glima Federation,, Added – 11/25/15