Listen to Norse tunes while you review information about this course. Yeah, track sounds Gregorian, and thus Christian... Nothing like it to get Berserkir into rampage mode!
ARE YOU CRAZY VÍKINGR MATERIAL?
Berserkir are defined by superior levels of skills and spirituality. They are experts at channeling their strength and energy, and they excel in various fundamental skills, including combat, archery, and survival. Berserkir are masters of all things Víking, as well as crazy víkingar and survivormen.
Berserkr training may take place in several locations, as required. First step of training is conducted over the course of 3 weeks, followed by additional training over the course of several weeks (not necessarily continuous).
Berserkr training covers various skills in great depth, which specific details are only discussed with you if you are selected for training.
Meeting specific performance standards is not enough to pass the course. Only half of the participants will indeed be allowed to graduate. This means that you must both meet specific standards and be better than half of the guys in your group in order to become a Berserkr. In addition, as with Hersir training, your graduation must not be opposed by other members of your group or by any Úlfheðinn.
Yeah, when we say that Berserkir are super crazy Víkingar beyond any level, we really mean it.
Graduation rate cannot be higher than 50%.
SUPER SELECTIVE PROCESS
Berserkr training is by invitation only. Meaning, no, you can't just sign up for it. We approach you if we think you're Berserkr materials after you've not only completed Hersir training, but demonstrated that you were one of the best Hersar around.
Now, let’s face it, your chances of becoming a Berserkr are not terribly high... We're talking about less than 1 Hersir out of 10 having what it takes.
Berserkr training requires the swearing of a secrecy oath (and we Víkingar take these things very seriously). So, don't expect us to post to many photos and details about much as it relates to Berserkir.
Berserkr training is harder and tougher than what you could possibly imagine. It is most likely to be the most difficult thing you will ever do in your life. Expect severe pain, cold, misery, injuries, major suffering, both physical and psychological, and probably a nervous breakdown at one point or the other. Nah, we won't show pictures.
And yeah, you have to draw the NORSKK symbol on your chest out of fresh blood at some point during training, in case you're wondering. But this really, really is a very tiny and negligible detail...
Also, did we mention the official language of this course is norrœnt?
Berserkr training includes many life skills that are not limited to an in-depth review of Norse traditions and culture, or what it means to be a crazy hardcore Víkingr.
Berserkir are also warriors. As a result, training also includes military-specific skills, including HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) jumps.
We are Norðmenn after all, so the Berserkr training also includes a good deal of wilderness skills specific to higher latitudes. Yes, it does involve freezing your ass off in the middle of nowhere.
The very Berserkr designation is the ultimate bragging right. You also get the Berserkir unit patch, as well as the right to use the NORSKK emblem in red.
There are very few guys who ever make it as a Berserkr, and as a result, Berserkir have a very high social status within Víkingaherr. As a Berserkr, you are also able to run your own NØRSKK courses.
Berserkir also automatically earn a Certified Wilderness Instructor certification through PAWGI (Professional Association of Wilderness Guides and Instructors).
Finally, as a Berserkr integrated into a Berserkir Unit, you get your own Mjölnir hand-made out of bronze, with your own rún. You also receive your own set of Víkingr tools and weapons, including a unique Víkingr knife handcrafted in Norway or Iceland.
Before you contact us to inquire about Berserkr training, make sure you have reached the Hersir (aka Wild Víkingr) level. Earning the Hersir designation does not guarantee you'll get Berserkr training, as this level is highly competitive, requiring you to really stand out as one of the best.
Berserkr training doesn't cost a thing. Really. We are taking it upon ourselves to turn men with real potential into true Víkingar so they can pass on the skills and knowledge while maintaining Old Norse traditions. It’s kinda a kick in the butt of evolution. We need more Víkingar and real men, not more argir.