Established in 1976, the name of the route was suggested by the Ramblers Association to reflect the influence of the Danelaw in the eastern counties of Britain.
The route passes through the Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the market town of Horncastle, the Lincolnshire Limewoods, the City of Lincoln, the southern Lincolnshire Edge and the Kesteven Uplands before entering Leicestershire and Rutland.
The route is way-marked throughout its length with a Viking helmet.
I took this information from an excellent website that offers downloadable pdfs of the route broken down into 13 sections - which is exactly what we're planning to do, to walk the Viking Way in full but over time.
Here's the overview map of the walk...