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Viking re-enactments - 'modern day games' - for the locals

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Viking re-enactments - 'modern day games' - for the locals

I would like some information about the modern day 'Viking Games' I am not sure what else to call it but 're-enactment games' I have found a web site, but it does not give me a lot of info.

I would like to know how it works - is it a society? is it in all towns, or only one group - and do the group go visiting other areas. Are they 'serious' about promoting what they are doing, or is it just for fun, - boys being boys I don't know really how to put that, and I don't think that is exactly what I mean. I am not saying they have aggressive death wishes, or an ambition to fight each other I am wondering if it is all about promoting the way of the for- fathers, and keeping that 'time' alive.

I have been to Gasir in the North/East, and I know they are really serious about what they are trying to achieve, and have a 'market place' to promote that early way of life. fantastic place. I think I have been to most of the re-enactment sites, and areas, in Iceland, the Faroes, Norway,Sweden, and Denmark. However it is Iceland and the Faroes I am after mostly.

Can any of you experts/locals please help?

Thank you

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1. Re: Viking re-enactments - 'modern day games' - for the locals

Respectfully I am re-posting to see if I might try again to get an answer.

I would like to know about this, please, as well as in the original post, this too;

are these 'games monitored, are there rules, regualtions and guidelines of what can be done to each other, apart from actually 'killing' someone that is:-)

Are the 'swords' actually replicas - unsharpened blades I assume

How is a winner decided, is it on how many 'kills' he gets

Is it gender based, and is there an age limit. I ask this because if this practice is to continue, then the younger need to be involved, not just the older people.

how is it decided who actually 'killed' another, thinking 'you're dead signs' pinned to dress:-)

Is it the last man standing, who is declared the winner, and what is the prize for that.

Basically please, how does it work?

Thank you

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2. Re: Viking re-enactments - 'modern day games' - for the locals

http://einherjar.blog.is/blog/einherjar/

Viking battles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9UfuHyOgOg

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php…

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3. Re: Viking re-enactments - 'modern day games' - for the locals

Thank you Icelandicguide, I will email that link

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