Capt. Björn Ahlander at Tingvallir, Iceland

The topic of how the Vikings navigated is often discussed, there are theories about them using sunstones, ravens, cloud formations and much more. Today we have modern equipment to help us reach our ports but even nowadays you need to interpret the informations the sea and the sky give you to navigate safely.

Listen to Capt. Björn Ahlander talk about navigation and sailing the world’s largest Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre. The film clip is filmed at the Unesco World Heritige site Tingvallir, Iceland, where the worlds first parliament was created in 930 AD.

The Vikings were accomplished navigators, artisans, traders and story tellers, but their greatest triumph was the ship they built.