The Explorer

The norwegian entrepreneur, Sigurd Aase, is the initiator and owner of Viking Kings A/S, the company behind Draken Harald Hårfagre-project. It all started by Mr. Aase’s strong interest in history, that led to the construction of the world’s largest Viking ship built in modern times.

Mr Aase is originally from Haugesund, Norway – the homeland of the Viking Kings. He is now recreating the journey of his ancestors to Vinland, the Viking name for North America.


The Vikings were accomplished navigators, artisans, traders and story tellers, but their greatest triumph was the ship they built.