:: Viking Reference ::

The Vikings of Bjornstad is a living history and educational group, concentrating on the Viking era, usually defined to be from 793 AD to 1066 AD. Our goal is to represent the Viking Age accurately and authentically. Our research occasionally results in information we've found useful, but isn't as easily found or used as we'd like. We've developed the following pages to make that information available to anyone who's also interested in the Vikings, their culture and their time in history.

Viking Timeline, putting the events of the Viking Age in context

Old Norse Dictionary, providing both Old Norse to English and English to Old Norse versions

Viking Runes, displaying the most frequently used runes in the Viking Age

Viking Ship Terms, collecting the Old Norse terms for the parts of Viking ships

Viking Reading List, showing the non-fictional, fictional and children's books we've found worth reading

Viking Wisdom, listing some of the most useful and interesting advice Vikings gave to each other

Making a Viking Seax, taking you through the steps one of our members took in creating a Viking weapon

Making a Viking Runestone, describing how we made a runestone suited to Viking re-enactment

Viking Raid Simulation, allowing you to make the decisions a Viking chieftain would have had to have made

National Museum Iceland, Reykjavik, Tory Parker, Kay Tracy

©   For information contact Jack Garrett at info@vikingsofbjornstad.com