She is equipped with an engine for occasional use but is otherwise an authentic copy, made with ancient techniques.
Íslendingur is suspended one and a half metres in the air so that visitors can walk underneath her hull and see the workmanship.
The museum also houses the exhibition "Vikings - The North Atlantic Saga" from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. This exhibition sheds light into the Norse settlement and explorations of unknown lands.
|93 chess pieces carved of walrus ivory and made around 1250 AD were found on the Isle of Lewis, Hebrides, Scotland in 1831.|