Model of the Gokstad ship's boat


Model of one of the Gokstad ship's boats



Scale 1 : 10, length 65 cm, width 14 cm, height 20 cm (including stand)
More photos: of entire ship, of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!



The Viking ship in the burial mound of Gokstad, Norway


The Gokstad ship is a 9th-century Viking ship found in a burial mound at Gokstad in Sandar, Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway. Dendrochronological dating suggests that the ship was built of timber that was felled around 890 AD.

The ship is currently on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway.

This is a model of the smallest of the three boats that were found in the burial mound.

Length   6.51 m
Beam  1.38 m
Depth of hull  0.49 m

There is a comprehensive article on the Gokstad ship in Wikipedia.


The Gokstad ship's boat model, photos, description and dimensions

Plans of this boat were drawn by Arne Emil Christensen in 1966, based on wreck/fragments, found in the Gokstadship
The building of the model was based on the following sources:
- Plans at a scale of 1 : 20 from “Universitetets Oldsaksamling Oslo”, drawn by Knut A. Hansen, April 1955.
- The plans by Arne E. Christensen.
- “Das Gokstadschiff und seine Boote” by Werner Dammann, Arbeitskreis historischer Schiffbau e.V., Brilon 1996, ISBN 3-931874-00-1


This model was built by Jan van den Heuvel in 1985 with great care of details. It was built in all of the timberwork like a real ship. The model is a true masterpiece.


The model is 1 : 10 scale. Length over all is 65 cm, width is 14 cm, height is 20 cm (model stand included). There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of the hull.