Rothgar22020 Skáldvík Application

Thank you for showing interest in becoming a part of Skáldvík 2020!

Individual members with no children may ignore the CLAN: and FAMILY: fields.

Clan members (two adults, 18+) each clan member must fill this out separately.  Also, please note in the field below the name of the other clan member.

Clan members with children in the village (17 and under) as above, each adult fills out their own and one of the adults fills out the child’s/children’s information.  Also, please note in the field below the name of the other clan member.

You will not be asked for membership dues during this process.  Instead, your application will be reviewed by our staff and if accepted, you will be sent a link for online payment.

Fields marked with an * are required

Your Personal Information

First you, the adult.  We'll ask about your child(ren) in a moment.

Emergency Information

Please let us know about your emergency contact.

Your part in Skáldvik

Can you tell us about your involvement in Skáldvik?

Village Departments

As a member, you'll be a "villager" within Skáldvík and carry out many of the same functions as villagers in the day.  Logistically, these duties are divided into departments.

Choose a primary and secondary department.  If your primary department is full on a given day, you will be asked to work with your secondary department.


Please check to the right (or below on a smaller mobile device) for a brief review of costuming requirements.


At a Glance:
Membership Requirements

Each person to be physically present in Skáldvik must submit an application.

Children 12 and under receive free memberships but must have a separate application submitted on their behalf.
Sorry, no exceptions.

Members should:

  • provide own costuming, and for their children (see Costuming below)
  • provide own period utensils and bowls
  • provide own tents and lodging equipment (see Camping below)
  • arrange own transportation to and from faire


As a member of Skáldvík, you are permitted to camp. Camping is staged in two areas:

  • Period A-frame “Viking” tents may appear within Skáldvík proper, space permitting.  First come, first serve.
  • Modern nylon tents may appear in the behind-the-scenes member campground.  First come, first serve.

Please observe the following when camping:

  • No live flame within any tent, under any cover, or within five feet of tent
  • If you wish a period tent, please strive for period accuracy within it, e.g. a framed bed, proper storage units, etc.
  • All members must use a flashlight when walking on grounds after dark.  Cell phone flashlights are not permitted.
  • Campground quiet hour is 10:30 pm; hushed tones must be used.
  • We love our child members and understand young ones can present a challenge during quiet hours.  If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

Overnight Guests

Overnight guests are permitted on a case-by-case basis.

Guests must be in approved costuming and contribute to Skáldvík during their entire stay.  By agreement with the NYRF, guests must be members of another historical reenactment group or prospective members for the current or following season.

Guest fees are $30 to NYRF for camping, $20 to Skáldvík for insurance and processing.

Please contact Steve Kraus for more information.

Drug Use

Please note Skáldvík has a zero tolerance policy regarding illegal drug use.  Use of or possession of illegal drugs while a member of Skáldvík and on New York Renaissance Faire grounds will result in immediate expulsion and forfeiture of all membership fees and benefits on first infraction.


Alcohol Use

Holders of NYRF Participant Passes or those permitted to be on grounds under official Skaldvik business are considered to be representatives of NYRF and must adhere to all NYRF and Skáldvík rules and regulations.

Under no circumstances is any member of Skáldvík ever to take, or attempt to take, an open vessel containing alcohol off of the fairgrounds.

Guild members may not drink alcohol during faire operating hours while working in the village or when wearing official Skáldvík garb.

On their days off, guild members must not wear their Skáldvík costume nor any Viking-related garb if drinking alcohol in public during business hours.

On their days off, guild members may not use their participant’s pass as a form of ID to purchase alcohol at the faire, nor show the pass in any fashion in conjunction with the consumption, use, or purchase of alcohol during business hours.

Guild members may not drink self-supplied alcohol on the faire grounds during business hours (when public is on grounds).

Any guild member found to be in violation of the above will immediately forfeit their Skáldvík membership, be removed from faire, and banned from future membership.


Each member is expected to provide their own historically-accurate costuming, or garb, to take part in Skáldvík. A basic garb kit must be had for inspection before permitted to be in the village before patrons.

Men’s minimum requirements:
  • Proper linen tunic
  • Drawstring or belt-loop pants (no pockets, no fly)
  • Turn shoes or appropriate period footwear
  • Leather or cloth belt
  • Simple pouch
Women’s minimum requirements:
  • Full length shift
  • Apron dress (hangerock)
  • Turtle brooches or other period fastener
  • Turn shoes or appropriate period footwear
  • Thin leather or cloth belt
  • Simple pouch

If you already have garb, get dressed up and send us pictures at!

Don’t have a costume?  Don’t know where to turn?  No worries!  Our members are a resourceful lot and we’ll help you as much as we can to create or secure your very own historically-accurate costume.

Meal Plan

The  Meal Plan is an additional paid option offered only to members and only during the operating days of the faire season.

It is available on a per season or per week paid basis.  More to come at the Company Meeting in May.

We offer at least two meals a day, the dagmál around 11 AM and náttmál around 5 PM.

A sample of previous offerings:

  • Apple sauce
  • Root vegetable pancakes
  • Three onion soup (vegan)
  • Viking flat bread (vegan if made with margarine)
  • Chicken soup with barley
  • Baked berry oatmeal
  • Sauteed kale with bacon and shaved Brussels sprouts
  • Shaved fennel salad with blue cheese, apples, walnuts, and cider vinaigrette
  • Barley risotto with aged gouda
  • Smorrebrod
  • White bean and barley stew
  • Fresh green salad with spinach, endive, strawberries, apples, fresh goat cheese, site-made pickled onions, and homemade cider vinaigrette