“Gold and silver gleaming on the bows and flanks of every ship of a magnificent fleet, the mere sight of which struck terror in the hearts of any foe.” Named “Ormen Lange” (or Long Serpent) by King Olaf Tryggvesson, the drakkar was the most formidable of all Viking warships. With its dragon figurehead, the drakkar could be of a remarkable length, some up to 48 metres.
Clinker built and protected by high gunnels, the drakkar had to be light and extremely manoeuvrable.
Pre-cut outer planking
Pre-cut keel, frames and decking
Wooden mast and yardarm
Figurehead and accessories in wood and resin
Length: 44 cm