Vinland Saga (ヴィンランド･サガ, Vinrando Saga?) is a Japanese historical manga series by Makoto Yukimura. It is published by Kodansha, and was first serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine before moving to the monthly magazine Afternoon because Yukimura couldn't keep up a weekly schedule. It has been collected in five tankōbon volumes in Japan as of December 2007.
Set in Northern Europe at the start of the 11th century, the story is about a Viking named Thorfinn who becomes a soldier of the Viking leader Askeladd. His ultimate goal is to kill Askeladd in an honorable duel and take revenge for his family. The story is based on The Saga of the Greenlanders and The Saga of Eric the Red.