Stubborn Viking Leader Refuses to Wear a Helmet in an Amusing PSA for the Danish Road Safety Council

The Danish Road Safety Council worked with the Copenhagen creative ad company &Co. to create a very amusing public service announcement about the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle. Or in this case, a horse.

The ad hearkens back to the country’s Viking origins in which a stubborn hersir named Svend refuses to put on a helmet before he and his men go off to conquer England, despite the adamant suggestion of his second-in-command. Svend’s humble son then rushes over to give his father the headgear but the Viking still refuses, stating that it makes him feel foolish, makes his scalp itch, and ruins his braids.

So what do I do when I get there? Run around England wearing a silly helmet? It’s annoying, it makes my scalp itch. I’m not the type who wears a helmet.

It’s only when his wife, with a baby in her arms, insists that he finally relents.

Svend, you can go looting and pillaging all you want, but you have to wear a helmet.

Danish Road Safety Council Viking Refuses Helmet
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.