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folkthings: Dragon heads on the bow of the viking ships were supposed to protect against the evil spirits of the sea.

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"Drakkar" - the Viking "longboat." Vessels very similar to this landed on North American shores (they called it "Vinland") 500 years before Columbus discovered El Salvador

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from AleHorn

Viking Drinking Horn Vessels and Accessories

The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distinguished by its narrow keel and shallow draught. This made even the largest ocean-going warships suitable for sailing onto beaches and up rivers. Such tactics enabled, for example, the siege of Paris to be carried out in the year 885.

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Viking ship replica Tyra, based in Hardanger, Norway ...

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from Hobbycraft Blog

How to Make a Viking Longboat

How to Make a Viking Longboat #schoolprojects #viking #history

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Viking Ships Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark -- I REALLY hope we have time to go here.

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Norway Fjords, one of the most popular cruise options for those looking for something different.

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