The first days at sea and the unplanned stop in Lerwick

On April 26th Draken left her home port, Haugesund, Norway to begin her expedition to sail to America. The first 35 hours she experienced a bit of a problem with the rigg and one of the shrouds split. It was decided to call port in Lerwick, Shetland on the afternoon on April 27th. Hear the Captain and the rigg master talk about their experience of the first days at sea in the video. The morning of April 30th the ship set sail again and head northwest towards Faroes and Iceland. The expected date of arrival in Reykjavik is a bit delayed due to the unexpected stop, more information and dates will follow as soon as possible.

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