The Viking index represents the amount of DNA that you share with ancient Vikings.
To find this figure, we first calculate the genetic similarities between your DNA and the DNA obtained from known ancient viking and non-viking samples.
This allows us to estimate how much DNA you share with each of our Viking Groups.
We then compare your value to those of all other Living DNA users. This yields your Viking Index score.
The Viking Index score allows you to see where your result falls in comparison to the whole range of Viking Indexes across the Living DNA user base.
For example, if your Viking Index is 80%, this means that your DNA is more similar to Viking DNA than 80% of all Living DNA customers.