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Viking Age longships were generally characterized as being slender and flexible boats, with symmetrical ends with true keel. They were clinker built, which is the overlapping of planks riveted together. A dragon's head to ward off evil spirits at sea or circular object protruding from the bow and stern The majority of Viking ships were designed for sailing rivers, fjords and coastal waters, while a few types, such as the knarr, could navigate the open sea and even the ocean. Apart from their stereotype raiders image, the Vikings were also highly skilled craftsmen, traders, settlers, navigators, poets, lovers, story tellers and much more. This Viking Longship is for navigating inside people's imagination to open up their knowledge of the Old Ways long since forgotten or lost to us through the vast passage of time.