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Helgi "the Lean" Eyvindsson was one of Eyvind's sons and a young Viking settler who joined Floki in the effort to settling on new land.


Season 5

Helgi was married to Thorunn, and was expecting a child. Unlike the rest of his family, he doesn't berate Floki or the settlers building upon his vision. When Thorunn was murdered, he and his family were exiled from Flokalundur. He eventually returned and begged Floki to help his family. He proclaimed that his family became ill in the winter. He contracted severe frostbite and had to have one of his fingers removed.

Helgi leads Floki, Kjetill, Frodi, and Kjetill's farmhands in good faith to Eyvind's hut. However Helgi is knocked unconscious by the farmhands while Kjetill and Frodi kill Rafarta, Asbjorn, and Jorunn. Eyvind and Helgi are put out in the rain over night. In the morning, Kjetill beheads Eyvind. And despite Floki's plea for mercy, Kjetill and Frodi kill Helgi as well.

In History

Helgi is based on the historical figure Helgi the Lean, the first settler in Eyjafjordur bay in Iceland. While he converted to Christianity, he maintained his beliefs in Norse paganism, too. His life is chronicled in the Landnámabók.


  • According to Book of Settlement, Helgi and Thorunn had three children, Hrolf, Ingjald, and Ingunn.
  • Helgi was known to have converted to Christianity, but prayed to Thor whenever at sea or in battle.


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