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Rafarta Kjarvalsdottir is the wife of Eyvind and a member of Floki's expedition to Iceland.


Early Life

Prior to the events of the series, Kjetill's father, Eric Trygvasson, killed Rafarta's brother Sigvard Strut in a land dispute. Presumably a potential feud was averted by the marriage of Kjetill's daughter Thorunn Kjetillsdottir and Rafarta's son Helgi "the Lean."

Season 1

Rafarta is at the trial of Eric Tryggvasson, who has murdered her brother. Earl Haraldson finds him guilty and has him executed.

Season 5

Rafarta is seen again as Eyvind's wife. Rafarta tells Aud Kjetillsdottir the story about her grandfather that describes what happened with Eric Trygvasson. She is murdered by Kjetill.

In History

Rafarta is based on the historical figure Rafarta Kjarvalsdottir. In the saga Laxdæla saga, Rafarta is Irish not Scandinavian. She marries Eyvind "Austmann" Bjarnasson. They have three children Thurid, Helgi the Lean, and Bjørg.


Season one appearances
Rites of Passage Wrath of the Northmen Dispossessed
Trial Raid Burial of the Dead
A King's Ransom Sacrifice All Change
Season five appearances
The Departed Part 1 The Departed Part 2 Homeland The Plan The Prisoner
The Message Full Moon The Joke A Simple Story Moments of Vision
The Revelation Murder Most Foul A New God The Lost Moment Hell
The Buddha The Most Terrible Thing Baldur What Happens in the Cave Ragnarok