:: The Vikings of Bjornstad ::
The Vikings of Bjornstad
California, USA

The Vikings of Bjornstad is a living history and educational group, concentrating on the Viking age - from 793 through 1066 AD. We strive for an authentic presentation of the culture, weapons and crafts from a thousand years ago, including Viking, Norman and Anglo-Saxon re-enactment. Bjornstad has been filmed twice for History Channel productions and has provided extras, weaponry, clothing and props for several independent film projects. Our members provided authentic weapon sound effects for How to Train Your Dragon and historic authenticity consulting for Hammer of the Gods, a British Viking movie. Bjornstad’s members work with educational and Scandinavian heritage groups to provide a balanced view of one of history’s most fascinating periods and cultures.

Bjornstad joins NASA Ames Research for a publicity campaign. Vikings were explorers, too.

Vikings for NASA Ames publicity

Vikings are explorers - and so are satellites

The Bjornstad encampment

Representing as much of the Viking culture as possible

Our combat demonstration

A well-armored warrior

The Viking Art of War

Explaining the weaponry used

"Is it heavy?"

Describing swords and shields

The well-dressed - and warm - Viking woman

A display of the Viking menu

An authentic treasure hoard

Treasure hoard and trade goods

Talking to school children about the Vikings

The kids love our visits

A visit to Ravensborg in Missouri

Viking explorers

Set up on San Francisco Bay

No, they didn't

 Practicing Viking skills

Well, that went well

Archery gear for all purposes

Just a sample of our gear

Recommending Viking movies for Norwegian Public Television
  ©   For information contact Jack Garrett at info@vikingsofbjornstad.com