Raft is a buildable structure found in Valheim. It is the first available boat used for sailing.


  • 300 HP
  • 6m long x 4m wide x ??m high (above the water)
  • 0 seats only pilot (currently any number of people can hold fast)
  • 0 storage slots (Weight currently doesn't seem to affect handling or speed)
  • Speeds (50% intensity is strong winds and 100% intensity is storm winds)
    • 3>>>
      • 50% intensity - 8.5 km/h
      • 100% intensity - 11.5 km/h
    • 2>> 13 km/h
    • 1> 6 km/h (Paddling) This doesn't require wind to be in your favor
    • R< 4 km/h (Paddling) This doesn't require wind to be in your favor

How to sail a raft

Check this Guide

How to build a raft

Placing requires being within workbench range.

  1. Select Hammer that in your inventory
  2. Press [F] to switch to [Misc] tab
  3. Select the raft
  4. Press [LMB] to place it in the water


You cannot build structures on a raft.

Even in heavy waves the raft will not capsize but it can become stuck on a rock or beached.

Near the shore, enemies such as Draugr or Greydwarf may attack the raft.

While Encumbered you cannot interact with the rudder.

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