‘Vikings’ Season 6B: Does Floki Return for the Final Season?

When it comes to the hit series Vikings, one of the main questions that fans are dying to have answered is what really happened to Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) and will he return before the final season of Vikings is over? Vikings season 6B premiered on December 30 on Amazon Prime Video ahead of its premiere on History. Although there is a lot of action and storyline development, fans haven’t forgotten about their favorite famous boat builder.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from ‘Vikings’]

Gustaf Skarsgård in 'Vikings'
Gustaf Skarsgård in ‘Vikings’ | Jonathan Hession/A+E Networks/History

What happened to Floki?

Floki hasn’t been seen since season 5B, and his whereabouts are completely unknown going into season 6B. He went to Iceland to establish a settlement, but it hasn’t been an easy process in the slightest. The people there turned on each other and started to kill one another. It was all too much for Floki to take, and he tells Kjetill (Adam Copeland), who has just slaughtered a number of people, that he’d torture and kill him if he was still the man he once was.

“Do with this place as you like, I’m done with the humans,” Floki tells him.

Later, fans see him go inside a cave, which he believes is the gate to Helheim, or the underworld in Norse mythology. Looking to find the gods, he gets further into the cave, which happens to be in a volcano. He finds a sculpture of a cross inside, and in disbelief, he laughs and cries. But the erupting volcano causes the cave to bury him inside the rubble.

Does Floki return for the final season?

It was unclear if Floki would be able to make it out of the cave, but apparently he does. In episode 19 of the new season, Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith), along with his wife, Torvi (Georgia Hirst), find their way to the Golden Land, upon which he’s been searching after being in Iceland and Greenland. But it only comes after a long hard struggle that includes the loss of Asa, Torvi’s daughter, and the deaths of others.

When they notice that the leader of a Native American tribe in the area, Pekitaulet (Carmen Moore), can speak their language, they quickly learn why that is. Floki found his way to that place, and made himself a nice little set up where he carved into the trees different events from his past, including the face of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel).

Ubbe, Torvi, and some of the others are taken to Floki’s home that he’s built in a treehouse style. He propels himself down on some boards from his house, and just laughs when Ubbe says, “Hello Floki.”

Jordan Patrick Smith in 'Vikings'
Jordan Patrick Smith in ‘Vikings’ | Bernard Walsh/History/A+E Networks

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Floki has certainly changed, and he appears much more passive now than in his aggressive days of the past. He reveals to Ubbe that the Native Americans took care of him when he arrived.

“These people have always taken care of me,” Floki explains to Ubbe. “I would not have survived without them. When I arrived here, I was weak, unable to stand on my own feet.” They brought him food and made him well again.

When Ubbe asks why he left Iceland, Floki replies with, “I left when the sadness became too much. I was overwhelmed. I was imprisoned in sadness. I felt deserted by the gods. I called to them, but I no longer heard their voices. The world made no sense.” He says he “was sick” to his “very soul.”

“And so I found a boat,” Floki reveals. “Being a Viking, as I still was, I was always able to find a boat.” When asked what made him so sad, Floki replies, “I don’t always remember.”

Fans will be glad to know that Floki has returned for the final season of Vikings, and he’s been reunited with a son of Ragnar.