Saga Oseberg (AD 820)

The Oseberg burial mound represents the richest find from the Viking age ever. The ship was used as a burial ship for two women in AD 834, in the Slagen valley just outside Tonsberg. Much evidence points towards the two women being attached to a fertility cult. The ship was built to impress, and is the most beautiful Viking ship ever discovered. It is also the oldest one equipped with mast and sail.

The original can be seen at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. Saga Oseberg is an exact, archaeological replica, built exclusively with the use of Viking Age tools and methods.

  • Oars: 28
  • Length: 21,5 m
  • Width: 5,2 m
  • Crew: 40-45
  • Rowing speed: 3-4 knots
  • Sailing speed: 10-12 knots
  • Sail: 82 sq.m
  • Material: Oak
  • Launched: June 2012