14 Viking Ship at Arnarstapi on Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

This Viking ship at Arnarstapi is a recreational and not a historical reproduction. The original Norse vessels were similar wooden boats built in a clinker style (overlapping planks). These longships navigated the rivers and coastal waters of Scandinavia. In contrast, the wider and sturdier merchant ships called knarr were designed for sailing in open seas. They transported Iceland’s earliest settlers and traders.


Arnarstapavegur, Arnarstapi, Iceland


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