We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow
How soft your fields so green, can whisper tales of gore
Of how we calmed the tides of war: we are your overlords
On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore
The Vikings conquered large swathes of Western Europe in the Middle Ages, and their lands stretched from Russia to Canada, and included Iceland.
In the 20th Century, they are often caricatured as brutish and violent people who battled with ferocity. Thus, they spilled much blood on Britain's green, rolling fields.