The Sogne boat was easy to row and pull ashore. The most common type had two pairs of oars. It could be rigged with a square sail like the old Viking ships.
Farmers, fishermen and crofters all along the Sognefjord used these boats to transport people and animals, fodder and other goods.
On this 28 min. film you can see how the most common boat with two pairs of oars was built: