The Vikings were a warrior culture. Their goal wasn´t to conquer land as much as to raid towns of other countries. That was their tactic. Come in quick boat, raid, loot and disapear. Due to the era they did this, their tactics worked. When people of Europe thought about the vikings at that time, Pillaging and looting was what came to mind (and it still does).
At the end of the 8th century Scandinavians began raiding other parts of Europe. Then, in the 9th. and 10th centuries they turned to conquest.
This new raiders and invaders were known as Northmen, Norsemen or Vikings
Vikings landed where they´ve landed. Often