Ulfheðinn are part of the largest early medieval re-enactment society The Vikings. They portray a late 9th to early 10th century Viking mercenary band and provide both combat oriented re-enactment and living history, with attention paid to being as authentic as possible.
Ulfheðinn field an authentic Viking shieldwall using real steel weapons such as swords, axes, spears, bow and arrows and javelins. The fights are unscripted and they provide as realistic an impression of Viking age fighting as possible. When not fighting the warriors will be happy to talk to you about the weapons and the intricacies of single and shieldwall combat. Ulfheðinn also have a small shirt of chain mail suitable for children to try on and see what it was really like for a Viking warrior. At Wimborne History Festival they will also have the terrifying (for the warriors) Kiddie Vike where the children from the audience can come and fight hand to hand with the warriors.
Ulfheðinn set up a vibrant living history encampment of two to three tents where visitors can see authentic period crafts being practiced such as chain mail making, net making, spoon carving, needle making, leather work and metal casting. Their meals are cooked on open fires and they set out a table of authentic foods. Members of the group are happy to discuss the ins and outs of the various skills they demonstrate.
But beware, they are always on the lookout for slaves. If a member of your family is surplus to requirements they will be happy to take them off your hands at very competitive rates!