Lindisfarne is a section in the British Isle. Scandinavia was not far, and Lindisfarne was surrounded by water. The Vikings were able to use their unmatchable long ships to sail to Lindisfarne and raid their monastery. There they found monks and lots of valuable silver, definitely worth the taking.

This is the first Viking raid in history. The Sack of Lindisfarne marks the beginning of the Viking era. After this occurrence, many more lands throughout Europe felt the wrath of the Vikings