About Us

Since starting out in 1883 in Lahti, Finland, we have been exploring all that malt can be. Today, we are the 8th biggest maltster in the world, the 4th in Europe, and the 1st in the Baltic Rim.

Going forward, we will continue our commitment to our partnering breweries, distilleries, farmers, and other trusted stakeholders. That way, all of us are guaranteed to discover more through malt.


founding year of the family-owned company in Finland


biggest maltster in Europe, 8th in the world, 1st in the Baltic Rim


malthouses in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Lithuania


curious and passionate Viking Malt professionals


different malt qualities – and the possibility to customise more


kilotonnes of annual malt production capacity

Two happy Viking Malt employees sitting behind a desk in an office

Our Culture & Values

Ultimately, malt is culture. From field to glass, via all the different people and the valuable input they offer. Read further to experience the Viking Malt culture and values that shape our adventure through malt.

Aerial shot of old Polttimo production site in Lahti, Finland

Our History

From a modest late 19th century brick barn in Southern Finland to six modern malthouses across Northern Europe, our history is as varied as our malt selection. Click here to see where we came from – and where we’re headed together!


We at Viking Malt have implemented an independent whistleblowing channel. Please click the button below to report any concerns in full confidentiality.

Our Malt Houses

Our six malt houses in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania and Poland are close to the northernmost farming areas of the world. The pure grain cultivated by local farmers in nearby fields has only a short trip to reach us. This ensures exceptional freshness and quality for the malt we produce.


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