10 Amazing How to Train Your Dragon Fanfiction Stories to Read in 2023

If you are looking for some great How to Train Your Dragon fanfiction, look no further.

How to Train Your Dragon is an animated movie by Dreamworks, first released in 2010.

After the first movie’s success, Dreamworks released movie 2 in 2014 and movie 3 in 2019, and in 2012 a TV show was aired on Cartoon Network.

So if you like animated movies about dragons, then How to Train Your Dragon might be just the thing for you.

Along with the movies and TV shows, there is a whole world of How to Train Your Dragon fanfiction.

But in this post, I will write about some of the most popular How to Train Your Dragon fanfiction according to hits received on Archive Of Our Own.

Keep reading to find out more about some of these famous stories. 

1. A Thing Of Vikings

This story is a mash-up of all sorts of different fandoms.

From ancient Greek characters to Mulan and other Disney characters.

The writer has taken fundamental elements from our history and changed them by adding dragons and other fantastical creatures.

The story starts in the year 1040, during the Dragon War.

The Vikings are at the end of their reign, but nobody considered Hiccup and Berk.

They single-handedly change the course of history and make the Vikings even greater.

And history will never be the same again.

This story is incredibly popular with over 304,000 hits.

So if you want to read an incredible historical story about the rise of the Vikings with dragons, this is the one for you.

2. The Dragon and the Butterfly

Encanto Fanfiction Fanart

This story is a crossover between Encanto and How to Train Your Dragon.

In Encanto, its inhabitants live safely from the dangers of outside.

This magical place has protected them for over 50 years, until the day a Viking and his dragon crash land inside its village.

But instead of being feared, they are soon entangled with the Madrigas family.

And Hiccup and Mirabel find out that they aren’t so different.

This is a lovely crossover between two excellent animated series.

Mirabel and Hiccup go together well, and the writer did a fantastic job with this story.

3. Nightfall

This story is a whole different take on the movies.

The writer went with the idea of Hiccup being a crazy feral dragon boy.

The Vikings of Berk shoot down a dragon and its rider, discovering Hiccup, who is convinced he is a dragon.

He refuses to speak or act like an average human.

Even though the Vikings don’t know what to do with this strange boy, they keep trying.

But it doesn’t change much until Astrid shows up.

This is an original and somewhat funny story featuring a very different Hiccup.

4. Stratospheric

In this fanfic, Hiccup has done something to anger his clan and has decided to run away.

But of course, he isn’t alone because Toothless is always with him.

And even though Toothless can’t speak, He and Hiccup have some great “conversations.”

But when they run into Stoick and Furlan in the woods, all their worlds are upside down.

This is a bit of a coming-of-age story with Hiccup and Stoick coming to terms with who they are.

It has a lot of funny elements, but also some serious ones too.

And it is just a great story about a fantastic fandom.

5. Hitchups

This story starts in the movie when Astrid runs off to tell Hiccup’s father about Toothless.

But from that point, the story goes differently from the movie.

Nobody seems to believe Astrid, and she is getting frustrated with all of them.

Meanwhile, Hiccup has decided to run away with Toothless.

But then Astrid realizes what she has done and goes to find Hiccup and fix what she caused.

This is a true coming-of-age story for Hiccup as well as Astrid.

And it describes the fantastic friendship between the two of them.

6. Making History

In this fanfic, Hiccup does shoot down Toothless, only he has not lost his tailfin.

This makes the bonding between them very different from the movie.

But still, Toothless knows the mercy Hiccup has shown him by not killing him.

And a dragon does not forget easily.

This story is part 1 of the “Hiccup and his flying, obnoxious dragon” series.

It is 30 chapters long and if you like this one, make sure to check out the rest.

7. The Home We Built Together

This story features the arranged marriage trope.

So be aware before reading the story, as it is not for everyone.

Hiccup has always wanted to meet the love of his life, fall in love, and start a family.

But he never thought he would be forced to marry one of his best friends.

Now he and Astrid have to find out how to deal with this marriage and everything that comes with it.

This story still gets updated regularly and is now 46 chapters long with over 62,000 hits already.

8. familiar (but this time i’ve had some practice)

This is a time-traveling story about a young Hiccup who travels through time.

There are minor trigger warnings about low self-esteem and bullying, so remember this while reading.

Every century a comet passes Berk and somehow changes one of the villagers.

It puts the brain of their future self into a child’s body.

And this time, it happens to Hiccup, and he now knows everything about a fantastic dragon that one day will be his.

But before this day comes, he has to overcome the way the village sees him.

The story is only 1 chapter long with 13140 words in total.

Even though it isn’t a long story, the writer has captured the essence of something great.

9. Dreki

After Hiccups shoots down Toothless, he realizes he does not want to be a dragon killer.

But this means he cannot stay in Berk where nobody will understand him.

So Hiccup and Toothless take to the sky and fly around the world.

But even though Hiccup tries to leave his past behind, this isn’t always as easy.

The writer has used Icelandic names and titles to make it more authentic.

the title of this story means Dragon in Icelandic.

The point of view in this story changes from Hiccup to his father and others.

This is to give the reader a complete view of what is happening inside Berk and out.

10. The Phantom of the Arena

This story takes place in the How to Train Your Dragon world with only those characters.

But the story itself is based on the Phantom of the Opera musical.

About a year ago, strange things started to happen in Berk which were all caused by the Phantom of the Arena.

Even though nobody knows who or what this Phantom is, Astrid isn’t going to let it destroy everything.

Hiccup has tried to leave Berk behind but has returned to help Astrid and the village defeat whatever haunts them.

This story is the first part of the “Phontomverse” series.

So make sure to check out the rest of the series.

How to Train Your Dragon Fanfiction: Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you find some terrific How to Train Your Dragon fanfiction!

These are just a tiny sample of all the fantastic stories out there.

So be sure to take a look and find your own favorite among them.

And if you have questions about this topic, feel free to leave a message in the comments below!

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