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3 fridge magnets, 2 from Sweden and 1 from Norway. The two magnets to the left are probably from recent years, ( since 2010), while the one to far right is probably from 1980's. The magnets are classic examples of the stereotypical Viking with…

Sailing Boat 'Odin' found at Germaniahafen in Kiel.

The parrel (left) was used to fix the sail to the mast on the ship. The rope tighteners would have been used wherever needed in the rigging.

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A replica Viking ship on display outside Reginalds Tower Viking Museum.

A troll and an elk in a Viking ship.

A small boat of approximately 37cm in length has been interpreted as a child's toy. This one was found at Winetavern Street during excavations by the National Museum of Ireland.

A blog by Irish archaeologist Alva Mac Gowan, documenting this year's summer voyage with the reconstructed Viking ship Havhingsten (the Sea Stallion from Glendalough) as it takes part in the Kongens Togt (King's Journey) commemorating Cnut's conquest…
Woody Wiest talks about rigging the Draken Harald Hårfagre using hemp ropes.

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Balázs Bernáth et al have suggested that the Viking sun compass found at Uunartoq is a sun shadow board designed for determining local solar noon, because the gnomons on it contain errors that could lead to navigational problems.

A follow-up post about the practicalities of making sails for Viking ships. See the related items for earlier discussion on how Vikings made sails.

A blog post discussing the practicalities of making sails for Viking ships.

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A discussion of the naming of ships in medieval and modern times after the Viking Age woman Auður djúpúðga in Iceland.

A blog post from Tamara Bakx, about a visit to an exhibition on Dragons and the history of Limburg. The blog post is named 'Vikings adventure in The Netherlands'.

An Irish woman's blog about going to Denmark to sail The Sea Stallion, a replica Viking ship.

Boat-builder using traditional techniques and tools to reconstruct a small clinker-built boat at the wharf area of the Ribe VikingCenter. Ships were vital for local trade and transport as well as for raiding activities and exhibitions further…

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Boat names in Scandinavia often make references to the Norse past, and particularly to the seafaring culture of the Vikings. It is less common to come across boats with Viking names elsewhere - this one is registered in Elburg in the Netherlands and…

Viking-Age iron boat rivets from Yell, Shetland. Donated by Robbie Arthur, Stromfirth. ARC 1996.242.

Bonze-Age depictions of ships from Solbakk, Rogaland, Norway. For a higher resolution image, see

This article discusses the process of building Havhingsten / The Sea Stallion.
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