Vikja transports faering

Faering attributes
Vikja attributes icons crew 1-4 crew
Vikja attributes icons value 20 value
Vikja attributes icons cargo 2 cargo
Vikja attributes icons hull 5 hull
Vikja attributes icons structure 1 structure
Vikja attributes icons movement 16 maneuverability
Vikja attributes icons endurance 14 sail speed
Vikja attributes icons row speed 2-8 row speed


A faering is an open boat with two pairs of oars, commonly found in most boat-building traditions in Scandinavia dating back to Viking era. The hull is built like a shell into which the ribs are mounted. Faerings are clinker-built, with planks overlapped and riveted together to form the hull. A faering can be rowed only or rigged with mast and sail. If a rudder is mounted , it is usually mounted on the stern, equipped with a push-and pull tiller. The length usually varies from 4.3 meters to 5.2 meters. The hull is built very light, often less than 80 or 90 kg. The rigged faerings had square sails, while other boats usually have variations of lug rigs and sprit sails. 




A table for sea traveling is presented below. It takes into account the number and type of crew members, the time of day and the weather conditions. The travel distance is mostly 1, 2 or 7 nodes depending on the amount of cargo. 



Vesselcrewcargodistance (km)nodes (max)
faering 1-4 140 1-7


type of effecthalf fullfullheavy rain / snowheavy storm / blizzarddusknight
cargo effects -1 nodes -2 nodes        
weather effects     -2 nodes -3 nodes    
time of day effects          -1 nodes -2 nodes