Erik Thorvaldsson, called Erik the Red, is an outlaw. He is portrayed by Canadian actor Eric Johnson.
Erik is a young outlaw who saved Bjorn's life when King Harald sent men to kill him. He describes himself to be a former merecenary who got involved in some killings which made him an outlaw. He survived by providing his services as a warrior. Erik is shown to be smart as he was able to recongnise the Rus's flag. Erik also shows his knowledge by telling Bjorn , Gunnhild and others about what he knows about the Rus. Eventhough, Erik was sent by Bjorn to deliever his message to King Harald about the Rus. Harlad arrests him and was about to execute him, until Olaf stopped him and explained him. Erik is shown to be a good fighter as he was able to slay many Rus soliders when his troop discovered them and he shows good leadership while he was able to command a part of Bjorn's army when Bjorn left to fight to protect Tamdrup.
|Season six appearances|
|New Beginnings||The Prophet||Ghosts, Gods, and Running Dogs||All The Prisoners||The Key|
|Death and the Serpent||The Ice Maiden||Valhalla Can Wait||Resurrection||The Best Laid Plans|
|King of Kings||All Change (Season 6)]]||The Signal||Lost Souls||All At Sea|
|The Final Straw||The Raft of the Medusa||It's Only Magic||The Lord Giveth||The Last Act|