Vind – (in Norse “vindr”, in English “wind”). The Vikings were excellent sailors, and their ships were considered
high tech at the time. Especially the introduction of sails made a huge impact. With sophisticated sails, wind made it possible for the Vikings to reach distant shores – they even landed on the North American shores 500 years before Columbus. The stern of the ship is decorated with the word “vind” (Norse for wind) which is carefully carved with runes from the oldest runic alphabet.