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Draken Harald Hårfagre: A Viking Long Ship at Mystic Seaport

Following its epic voyage across the Atlantic, with stops in visiting Iceland and Greenland, the Draken Harald Hårfagre, toured the Great Lakes, traveled down the Erie Canal, stopped by New York City and then wintered at Mystic Seaport Museum. This … Continue reading

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Viking Ship Draken Harald Hårfagre Seeks Maintenance Volunteers at Mystic, CT

Next weekend, the Viking Ship Draken Harald Hårfagre is seeking volunteers to help maintain the ship before it sets sails again this summer. Or as they put it, “Spring is here, and the Viking Ship Draken Harald Hårfagre needs some extra … Continue reading

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Hauling Draken Harald Hårfagre at Mystic Seaport Museum

The Viking longship Draken Harald Hårfagre was hauled out of the water Friday, March 31 at the Mystic Seaport Museum, for several days of routine maintenance in the museum’s shipyard. The vessel has been spending the winter at Mystic Seaport … Continue reading

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The Dragon in Winter — Draken Harald Hårfagre at Mystic Seaport

On a recent visit to the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic CT, I came across the Viking longship, Draken Harald Hårfagre, tied up alongside a wharf, wrapped in glistening white plastic shrink-wrap, its single mast piercing what looked almost like … Continue reading

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Draken Harald Hårfagre Arriving NYC North Cove

Today, the largest Viking longship built in modern times, Draken Harald Hårfagre arrived in new York City and tied up in North Cove. In late April 2016, Draken Harald Hårfagre set out from her home port in Haugesund, Norway on an epic … Continue reading

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Vikings in the Big City — Draken Harald Hårfagre in New York City Sept. 17-26

Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest Viking longship built in modern times, will be visiting New York harbor from September 17 — 28.  On September 17th, the Viking longship will sail past the Statue of Liberty around 11AM and arrive at North … Continue reading

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Draken Harald Hårfagre Ends Great Lakes Voyage at Green Bay

After struggling to raise funds to pay for pilotage fees, the replica Viking longship Draken Harald Hårfagre has ended its voyage in the Great Lakes at Green Bay, WI. Plans to go on to Duluth, Minnesota have been abandoned. A … Continue reading

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The Viking Longship that Sailed to Chicago in 1893

The replica Viking longship Draken Harald Hårfagre successfully crossed the Atlantic and made it to the the Pepsi Tall Ships Chicago 2016 festival, which took place this weekend, despite challenges associated with paying Great lakes pilotage fees.  Building a replica … Continue reading

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Viking Longship Draken Harald Hårfagre Sails on Confused Inland Seas

The Pepsi Tall Ships Chicago 2016 festival begins tomorrow, July 27th, and runs for five days through the 31st, at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. One of the participating ships was expected to be the replica Viking longship Draken Harald Hårfagre. Earlier … Continue reading

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Bay City Tall Ship Celebration 2016

Bay City Michigan kicked off its sixth Tall Ship Celebration yesterday, featuring a diverse mix of historic ships and replicas, including the U.S. Brig Niagara; the replica galleon El Galeon Andalucia; the replica Viking longship Draken Harald Hårfagre;  the brigantines Pathfinder and Playfair; and the … Continue reading

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Draken Harald Hårfagre May Be Forced From Tall Ships Challenge by Fees

The Norwegian Viking ship Draken Harald Hårfagre has successfully weathered the seas of the Atlantic Ocean only to be turned back by exorbitant pilotage fees in the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence Seaway. Unless changes are made, pilotage fees … Continue reading

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Draken Harald Hårfagre — First Day at Sea and Detour to Lerwick

The Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest Viking longship in the world, is on her way, hopscotching across the Atlantic, to raid and plunder visit the United States this summer.  After departing Haugesund, Norway and sailing for a day at sea, the longship … Continue reading

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Draken Harald Hårfagre Looking for Trans-Atlantic Crew

We recently posted about the possibility of purchasing a custom Viking longship from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark.  If that doesn’t fit your budget, or if you don’t want to have to line up thirty to one hundred able bodied … Continue reading

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Draken Harald Hårfagre, a Broken Mast and Why They Didn’t Row to Port

In early July, the 114-foot long  Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest Viking replica ever built, was sailing across the North Sea,  from Haugesund in Norway.  Three days out, in high seas, the ship’s mast failed and went over the side.  No one … Continue reading

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Update: Viking Longship Dragon Harald Fairhair Under Sail

We have been following the construction of the Dragon Harald Fairhair, (or in Norwegian Draken Harald Hårfagre)  the largest Viking longship to have been built in modern times. (See our previous post – Building the Viking Longship Dragon Harald Fairhair.)  Built of oak, … Continue reading

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