Set more than 100 years after Vikings, its spin-off Vikings: Valhalla tells the heroic adventures of new Norse legends, all descendants of ancient heroes such as Ragnar, Lagertha, Bjorn, Ivar and other major protagonists of the original show.
The Netflix series, created by Jeb Stuart, obviously has similarities with Vikings, such as a certain returning character, and other similarities that only a true fan could find. The two series also share their filming location.
Started in early October 2020, the shooting of Vikings: Valhalla took place at the Ashford studio, in the small town of Wicklow in Ireland, where Vikings was shot. This Irish village south of Dublin is the setting for many of the Vikings' adventures and is close to the Scandinavian landscapes it is supposed to represent, including the mythical town of Kattegat.
The filming was quickly suspended because of positive cases of Covid. But it resumed fairly quickly because at the time actors and technicians would have tested positive, the production would have received a number of false positive tests, according to Deadline.
Other filming locations included Lake Guinness, a picturesque lake in the Wicklow Mountains, and Poulaphouca Reservoir, or Blessington Lakes, in the western part of the county.
In addition, the cast and crew shot at the Powerscourt waterfall on the River Dargle near the village of Enniskerry but also in the coastal town of Greystones, the mines of Avoca and at sites along the Wicklow coast between Black Castle and Brittas Bay, according to The Cinemaholic.
Called "The Hollywood of Europe," County Wicklow is an area dotted with rivers, mountains and glacial lakes and bordered by the Irish Sea, which has served as a location for other productions, such as those in Braveheart, PS. I Love You and most recently David Lowery's The Green Knight.