The Vikings came from Scandinavian countries. Most of them were fishermen and farmers. They were travellers and they were the first who sailed North America! They wore clothes made of wool. Women, with the help of children, made the wool. In winter, they hunted and killed animals and used the animal furs to keep them warm. Viking shoes and boots were made from leather or goatskin. They played many different games both as children and adults. They played board games (horse, toy horse and hnefatafl). The Vikings used swords, axes, spears, bows and arrows. They used helmets too. They sailed with longships-35 m. long. The longships would carry between 20 and 60 Vikings. The Vikings civilization ended in 1066.