“Vikings: Valhalla” Season 3 Ending Explained: Who Becomes the King of Norway? Finale leaves the door open for Season 4

Contains spoilers for Season 3 of “Vikings: Valhalla” from Netflix

DUBLIN, IRELAND: In the climactic conclusion of “Vikings: Valhalla” Season 3, the saga of Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter), Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett) and Freydís Eiríksdóttir (Frida Gustavsson) reaches its peak. Set against the backdrop of a changing world where Christianity clashes with the Old Gods, this final season delves into the ambitions and destinies of its beloved characters.

After the events of Season 2 left Leif and Harald on the brink of Constantinople, Season 3 reveals their separate paths, with Harald’s relentless pursuit of the Norwegian throne taking center stage once again. Meanwhile, Freydís, now the Keeper of the Faith, faces her trials as she navigates the volatile landscape of Viking-Christian tensions.

With a seven-year span bridging the seasons, “Vikings: Valhalla” Season 3 captures a narrative landscape transformed by time, where alliances shift, ambitions are tested, and fates are sealed. As the series ends, viewers are immersed in a moving story of heritage, faith and the ongoing struggle for power in a world shaped by both sword and spirit.

Harald’s alliance with Magnus turns sour for Freydís

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Photocom of the show “Vikings: Valhalla” (@netflix)

A bloody coup unfolds in Vikings: Valhalla. Magnus (Set Sjöstrand) takes over Kattegat, killing King Svein and Queen Aelfgifu. He blackmails Katla into betraying Freydís, who reunites with a surprised Harald and Leif.

Magnus uses the pagan beliefs of Freydís and her secret son with Harald to try to sway the Jarls, but the vote goes for common rule with Harald.

A desperate Magnus demands the execution of Freydís, to which Harald reluctantly agrees. However, it seems that there is always a trick up Harald and Leif’s sleeves.

Leif, pretending to be a Christian, secretly meets Freydís in her cell. They make a plan with the help of a friendly priest to save her from being burned alive.

During Magnus and Harald’s coronation, Magnus brings out Freydís and gets the crowd excited to burn her at the stake. But Harald and Leif have a surprise in store. Just like they did before, they hatch a clever plan that changes everything.

Freydís starts a rebellion while Harald claims his throne

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Photocom of the show “Vikings: Valhalla” (@netflix)

In a dramatic confrontation, Freydís boldly confronts Magnus, calling on the gods in an offer for support, but he remains unmoved. However, her passionate display sways the crowd in her favor.

The complicated plan of Leif succeeds, saving Freydís from the edge of death, although they save the life of Magnus. Later, Harald takes control, relieving Freydís of the burden of dealing with Magnus.

They share a touching moment discussing their son, whose happiness Freydís encourages Harald not to delay in searching. Harald, now resolved, vows to form Norway into an enormous kingdom.

He asserts his dominance as Harald Hardrada, King of Norway, challenging any Viking to contest his rule. The Jarls hail him, consolidating his rule.

As the series ends, Leif and Freydís have set sail, leaving behind the tumultuous events of their past. It marks the end of Vikings: Valhalla Season 3, hinting at untold stories still unfolding, and lamenting the unrealized potential of what could have been.

“Vikings: Valhalla” Season 3 is available for streaming on Netflix

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