The Vikings lived in Norway, Sweden and Denmark more than 1,000 years ago. There were lots of different groups of Vikings, all with their own leaders. Ships were important to the Vikings for exploring, trading and fighting. Without their shipbuilding and sailing skills, they could not have spread as widely as they did. They built all their ships in the same way, but had different designs depending on what they were used for.
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Who were the Vikings? Building ships Sailing equipment How ships were sailed Warships Viking battles Trading ships Trade Explorers' ships Exploration Settlers' ships Keeping clean Food and drink.