Draken Harald Hårfagre – the specifications
Draken Harald Hårfagre is a clinker-built Viking longship. She is not a replica of a known ship, she is a reconstruction of what the Norse Sagas refer to as a “Great ship”. Knowledge of history, and especially the Norse sagas, archeological findings and Norwegian boatbuilding traditions combined created the world’s largest Viking ship sailing in modern times.
35 m (115 ft) long
8 m (26ft 2in) wide
24 m (78ft 8in) high
2,5 m (8 ft 2 in) draught
260 square meters sail
Mast: Douglas fir
Traditional ornamentations, a Dragon’s head and tail, woodcarvings and ornamentations from archeological found ships, especially the Gokstad ship.