One of the most popular characters in “Vikings,” Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård), has been missing since season 5B. Now that the final season of the series has premiered on Amazon Prime Video, many fans are hoping to see Floki before it all ends.
The actor who plays him, Gustaf Skarsgård, recently shared a post on Instagram thanking the character.
[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers from “Vikings.”]
Floki was last seen in a cave in Iceland
Floki is an accomplished and respected boat builder in the series “Vikings”. He was also the best friend of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), one of the most famous Vikings in the series.
Although they had fallen out, they still loved each other and told each other the last time they met.
After Floki’s wife Helga (Maude Hirst) dies, he is never the same. He eventually finds Iceland and returns to Kattegat to bring settlers to this new place, which he believes is the land of the gods.
But when the settlers arrive, there is great drama, and a blood feud begins between some of them.
Floki can’t take it and decides to go off on his own and leave the settlement behind.
The last thing the fans see of him is Floki going into a cave that he believes is the gateway to Helheim, or the underworld in Norse mythology. While hoping to find the gods, he comes across a sculpture of a cross, and in disbelief he starts laughing and crying. However, the cave is inside a volcano that erupts while Floki is still inside.
Fans see him buried under the rubble, and his whereabouts are unknown for years.
Gustaf Skarsgård thanks Floki in the midst of the final episodes of
‘Vikings’ season 6B: [SPOILERS] They lose someone very close to them
Fans have wondered for years what happened to Floki, and with the final episodes streaming now, fans will soon learn the truth.
The actor who plays Floki posted a photo of his counterpart from a previous season on Instagram, announcing the final episodes that are now airing.
Floki is seen in what appears to be Iceland, looking off into the distance. Skarsgård also tagged a number of actors from the series in the post. He thanks Floki in the post, saying, “He will live on forever in my heart.”
Skarsgård captioned the post on Instagram, “The end of an era! All final ten episodes of Vikings released today on @amazonprimevideo in the US and @hbonordic in Scandinavia. What a journey. Massive gratitude and love to all involved.
And a special thank you to Floki, he will live on in my heart forever.”
Will Floki return for season 6B?
Floki will return for the final two episodes. Ragnar’s son Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) and his wife Torvi (Georgia Hirst) have traveled far in search of the Golden Land. Ubbe originally travels to Iceland to look for Floki, but he doesn’t find him. Instead, he learns of the Golden Land and sets his mind on finding it.
After finding Greenland and establishing a settlement there, they face many hardships. But eventually they find the land they have been searching for.
After landing on the pristine shores of the Golden Land, the Viking group finally meets Native Americans.
Their leader, Pekitaulet (Carmen Moore), can speak their language, and they soon learn that this is because Floki has also landed there. In episode 19, the Indians take them to see Floki, who has built himself a treehouse-like home.
“These people have always taken care of me,” Floki explains. “I wouldn’t have survived without them.” Floki found a boat and left Iceland, but he was weak when he arrived, and Native Americans brought him food and made him well.
Ubbe asks why he left Iceland, and Floki says, “I left when the sadness became too much. I was overwhelmed. I was caught up in the sadness. I felt abandoned by the gods. I cried out to them, but I no longer heard their voices.
The world no longer made sense.”
The series ends with Floki and Ubbe sitting on a beach looking out at the water.
Floki returns before it’s all over, and it’s nice to know that he’s with a son of Ragnar at the end of “Vikings.”