Viking Museum

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Viking World, the vikingship Museum in Reykjanesbær.

Viking World, the vikingship Museum in Reykjanesbær.

Built in 1996, Icelander is an exact replica of the famous Gokstad ship, a remarkable archaeological find of an almost completely intact Viking ship, excavated in Norway in 1882.

Built in 1996, Icelander is an exact replica of the famous Gokstad ship, a remarkable archaeological find of an almost completely intact Viking ship, excavated in Norway in 1882.

Captain Gunnar Marel Eggertsson was inspired to build a replica of this beautiful ship based on his own background as shipbuilder and sailor. He copied the original nail for nail. In the year 2000, with a grant from the Leifur Eiríksson Commission of Iceland, he sailed from Iceland to New York, a journey of 4200 nautical miles. His voyage brought world-wide attention to Leif Eiriksson's and Bjarni Herjólfsson's discovery of America, dated, according to the Icelandic sagas, to exactly 1000 A.D.

Captain Gunnar Marel Eggertsson was inspired to build a replica of this beautiful ship based on his own background as shipbuilder and sailor. He copied the original nail for nail. In the year 2000, with a grant from the Leifur Eiríksson Commission of Iceland, he sailed from Iceland to New York, a journey of 4200 nautical miles. His voyage brought world-wide attention to Leif Eiriksson's and Bjarni Herjólfsson's discovery of America, dated, according to the Icelandic sagas, to exactly 1000 A.D.

The project

Gagarin designed 6 different interactive installations for Viking World, the vikingship Museum in Reykjanesbær. A replica of the Gokstadship is the centerpiece of the exhibition. To give visitors the chance to learn about that nautical brilliance they can retrieve information by touching six glass-plates surrounding the ship showing 3D motion graphics of the ship in action.

Our role

  • Original idea
  • Conception and development of installation
  • Construction of prototype
  • Media design
  • Programming
  • Media technology planning
  • Construction and Installation
  • Project management