Getting Started Resources
Jomsborg is a face-to-face organization: we use the internet to communicate but our real deeds are what matter most. For this reason, your first step in getting started to is to connect with someone in the organization and come out to a weekly training if you can.
- The structure of the organization and its methods are outlined in the Jomsborg Constitution for fighters, and similar information is outlined for Útland Storm Hearth members in the Útland Storm Hearth Constitution.
- To get a sense for worldwide Modern Viking culture and especially the culture of Jomsborg, watch the award-winning documentary To Go Viking – [1:45] trailer here.
- Jomsborg is associated with The Jomsvikings, an organization of worldwide-elite fighters inspired by the historical Jomsvikings.
- When we train our fighting system and Hearth skills, we dress in casual, modern clothes. For public shows and formal Viking events, however, we wear “kit” that we strive to make as historically-accurate as possible.
Basic Kit Guide for Beginners
This page is designed to help you create or purchase your first Viking Age reenactment kit. This is a basic guide, intended to serve as a practical “jumping off point” and not an exhaustive list of all the pieces of kit that would be appropriate to wear.
We make suggestions for what we consider the Minimum outfits for males and females, and also Upgrades to add as you flesh out your kit.
For supply sources and vendors you’ll want to know about for the construction of your kit, see our Artisans page.