In normal mode you can search forwards by pressing
<kDivide>) then typing your search pattern. Press Esc to cancel or press Enter to perform the search. Then press
n to search forwards for the next occurrence, or
N to search backwards. Type
ggn to jump to the first match, or
GN to jump to the last.
Search backwards by pressing
? then typing your search pattern. Pressing
n searches in the same direction (backwards), while
N searches in the opposite direction (forwards).
All credits to.. http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Searching