Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 has been buzzing among fans ever since it was released on Netflix on January 12, 2023. With a ton of twists and Harald's desperate desire to be King of Norway, Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 is all set to become the new big thing on the OT giant Netflix. Created by Jeb Stuart, Vikings: Valhalla season 2 starts with Leif Eriksson in search of his sister Freydis Eriksdotter and wants to kill Olaf the Stout for killing his love in season 1. On the other hand, Harald Sigurdsson and Freydis are absconding after their fall to take Kattegat. While Harald Sigurdsson wants to take revenge for his brother Olaf's betrayal and take the throne of King of Norway as promised by King Canute, Olaf at the start of the series remains in the custody of Forkbeard. Keeping long things short, Harald Sigurdsson and Leif Eriksson reunite while Freydis heads to Jomsborg after 'The Seer' talks about her destiny by showing her a sign. Since, Vikings: Valhalla 2 is based on a true story, one question which pops into fans' minds is about the Jomsborg. In fact, in Vikings: Valhalla 2 there is a scene in which Olaf talks with a map-man and asks about the place in order to find Fredis and kill her. However, the map-man tells Olaf that Jomsborg does not exist on the map and he should tell him when he finds the place so he can mark the place on the map of the world.

Although Olaf finds Jomsborg with the help of a guide, he fails to take the 'New Upsala' and kill Freydis. Now, the question arises where is the real Jomsborg or is Jomsborg even real or not? Below is what you should read to understand about the Jomsborg

Where is Vikings: Valhalla Season 2's Jomsborg?

For the unversed, Jomsborg's exact location has not yet been discovered, though it is believed it was located east of the Oder river. Although there are many reports and speculations which talk about real Jomsborg. To understand Jomsborg's location, let's first read how the place popped up in Vikings: Valhalla Season 2. When Freydis arrived in Jomsborg she was met by Lord Harekr (Bradley James) and his wife Gudrid (Yngvild Støen Grotmol). They believed Freydis would bring peace and good fortune to the land and they welcomed her with open arms. However, Harekr's true intentions would later be revealed as he became her biggest enemy. Harekr's true intention was to kill Freydis and raise her child as his own and make him the ruler of Jomsborg.

Now, Jomsborg relevance has been understood in Vikings: Valhalla Season 2, it is pertinent to mention here that the place was in fact believed to be a real place and it was a semi-legendary Viking stronghold at the coast of the Baltic Sea. Furthermore, it existed near what is now known as Pomerania between 960 and 1043. Those who settled there were known as Jomsvikings, a legendary order of Viking mercenaries or conquerors. Notably, they were dedicated to worshipping the Old Norse gods but would fight for anyone who would pay their fees, even if they were Christian. Nowadays, the stronghold is thought to be associated with the present-day town of Wolin in northwestern Poland.

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Freydis establishes peace in Jomsborg

Coming back to Vikings: Valhalla 2, Freydis kills Olaf in front of Svein (ruler of Norway made by Forkbeard). After killing Olaf, Freydis returns to Kattegat and returns Svein to his mother Queen Ælfgifu (Pollyanna Mcintosh). In return, Freydis asks the Queen to promise peace in Jomsborg meaning the North will not attack her stronghold or in this case, let's say her kingdom.

Jomsborg history

According to the Knytlingasaga and Fagrskinna, Jomsborg was built by the Danish king Harold Bluetooth in the 960s. Medieval records describe Jomsborg as a fortress with a harbour, which was overseen by a stone tower mounted with catapults. According to the Heimskringla, Jomsborg was destroyed in 1043 by the Dano-Norwegian king Magnus the Good. The fortress was burned down and many of those living there were killed. Notably, Magnus is the name of Olaf's son who has been raised by none other than Forkbeard. Now, it will be interesting to see whether Magnus will return to Jomsborg to avenge his father's death.

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