"The Buddha" is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of Vikings, and sixty-fifth episode overall. It will air on January 2, 2019.


Bjorn achieves one of Ragnar's dreams; Ivar hatches a new plan in Kattegat, while preparing for a divine arrival; a settler in Iceland returns in a terrible state; King Alfred faces his greatest threat yet.




Guest Starring

Aditional Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Jim Roche as Saxon Scribe
  • Darren Cahill as Aethelred
  • Ann Skeely as Ethelfled
  • David Shannon as Ealdorman 1
  • Chris McHallen as Ealdorman 2
  • Ben McKeown as Crowbone
  • Malcolm Douglas as Cyneheard
  • Leah McNamara as Aud
  • Kelly Campbell as Ingvild
  • Scott Graham as Frodi
  • Jack McEvoy as Helgi the Lean
  • Chooye Bay as Old Man in Market
  • Alicia Agneson as Freydis
  • Simon Boyle as Priest
  • Allan Keating as Saxon Priest
  • Eve Connolly as Thora
  • Aidan O'Hare as Ciergyman
  • Michael O'Flaherty as Ciergyman 2

Episode Deaths


  • The title references the figure Hvitserk discovered.