In 1800's the Vikings began to build boats and they traveled through the seas because the place they lived in (Scandinavia) was a hard place to farm and to survive. They Were out to find a place that they could live in without it being to hard to survive and farm. But of course when they found a place there were other people there so they killed them and took over the town. They were not out to find gold they wanted to find silver I don't know why because gold is better right? The Vikings did horrible things they choped people's heads off and killed heaps off people to get what they wanted I know I couldn't do something like that.