What does skol mean?

Good health

Skol is a Scandinavian greeting similar to cheers that means "good health". The term is often used to toast or salute a person.

The term is commonly used in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark when drinking to good health. It appears as "skål" in Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish. It is also used in Iceland where it appears as "skál".

In the sports world, skol is famously used by the Minnesota Vikings NFL team as a way to urge the team on to victory. The team uses it in their "Skol, Vikings" fight song and fans often salute each other with the saying. Some believe that the term was used by real Vikings during the middle ages. It comes from "skoll", which is the human skull of a fallen enemy that the victorious Vikings would drink from as a sign of respect.


"To long life and happiness. Skol!"

Skol is often used when drinking a beverage

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Last Updated: January 2, 2018

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