Vikja transports snekkja

Snekkja attributes
Vikja attributes icons crew 12-24 crew
Vikja attributes icons value 120 value
Vikja attributes icons cargo 10 cargo
Vikja attributes icons hull 20 hull
Vikja attributes icons structure 4 structure
Vikja attributes icons movement 12 maneuverability
Vikja attributes icons endurance 16 sail speed
Vikja attributes icons row speed 12-24 row speed


The snekkja class longship was the second smallest of the Viking long ships used for battle or raid purposes. The Snekkja was thought to have a length of 17 metres, a width of 2.5 m, and a draught of only 0.5 m. The ship had oars and sails of which the number of oars was at least 20 pairs. The Snekkja is thought to have carried a crew of around 40 Vikings. It was easier to build and still capable of carrying plenty of bounty. The Norwegian snekkjas were designed for deep fjords and Atlantic weather, and typically had more draught than the Danish snekkja which was designed for low coasts and beaches. Snekkjas were so light that they had no need of ports, they could simply be beached, and potentially even carried across a portage. Despite not being the largest of the longships, the Snekkja was definitely one of the most common and probably the most popular.




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 per day (km)nodes (max)
snekkja 12-24 10 160 1-8



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