Ice Vikings

Genre: Reality

Duration: 2 series 16x60'

Year of Production: 2020-2021

Production Company: Farpoint Films

Commissioned By: Viasat World

Definition: HD

Battling to bring their catch ashore before the ice melts

Ice fishing is one of the most dangerous professions in the world, and it takes place in an incredibly unpredictable work environment. With big money at stake, Ice Vikings follows the brave men and women, around 700 in total, who form part of Lake Winnipeg’s commercial ice fishing industry, worth around $25 million a year. Facing blizzards, cracking ice and danger from every side, they use traditional ice fishing methods learned from their ancestors, the Icelandic Vikings, who settled near Lake Winnipeg more than 150 years ago.

In this second season, everything is on the line as each team has a bigger winter quota to fill than ever before. Amongst the incredible characters who tough it out every year, we follow Trevor, who’s taking on extra risks, extending himself physically and financially to grow his quickly expanding business, and husband and wife team Gene and Candace. They are both recovering from surgeries so may have to bring in help, meaning their livelihoods may now hang in the balance.

Series 1: 8x60 | HD | 2020

Series 2: 8x60 | HD | 2021