Harald Hardrada leads Norway in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. “Hardrada” translates as “hard ruler”, and this fearsome Viking leader lived up to his name. He solidified his rule of Norway, and was often abroad in raids and wars to gain territory and wealth. Harald’s ability is the Thunderbolt of the North. All his naval melee units can perform coastal raids. Harald also gets the Longship. In addition to having the coastal raid ability, it can heal in neutral territory. Norway’s unique unit is the Berserker. Pillaging costs 1 less movement, and the Berserker gets a bonus to attack, but it’s more vulnerable when defending. The Stave Church is Norway’s unique building. It has all the benefits of a temple, but gets an additional faith adjacency bonus from woods. Norway is a naval-focused Civ. Their units pay no cost to embark or disembark, and once you research Shipbuilding, all naval and embarked units may move onto Ocean tiles. Early access to deep-water sailing means Norway can easily explore and spread around the world. With Harald’s ability to strike hard at coastal cities, Norway can keep other civs contained in the early and middle game to give it room to expand in the late game. Will other nations tremble at the sight of your sails? How will you lead Norway in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI?