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Sailing on Lake Huron

There possibility for Draken to sail on the Great Lakes has been limited, but every once in a while, we get the opportunity to tame the b...

Not long ago, on a Viking ship in a storm

Sometimes it is hard to imagine that this was just a couple of months ago. Draken and her crew have been through storms on the North Atla...

Last leg of the crossing of the North Atlantic Ocean

The 27th of May Draken headed out for her last leg on the crossing of the North Atlantic. Most of the crew members refers to this leg as ...

Capt. Björn Ahlander at Tingvallir, Iceland

Listen to Capt. Björn Ahlander talk about navigation and sailing at Tingvallir, Iceland, where the worlds first parliament was created in...

Breakfast onboard a Viking ship

Life onboard is not easy, it is cold, harsh and hard work. The cook, Janne, has the important job to feed the crew.

Torshavn, Faroe Island – half way to Iceland

Draken is moored in Torshavn, Faroe Islands after a rough crossing from Shetland Islands. The ship handled well in the strong winds and h...

Hemp!

Draken is rigged with hemp. It is a fantastic material, the crew member Woody tells us about Drakens rigging.

Sailing out 2014

On July 2nd 2014, after months of preparations, the ship was finally ready to sail out on the North Sea heading for Scotland and England. 

Sailing Draken Harald Hårfagre 2013

In the summer of 2013 Draken Harald Hårfagre was training along the Norwegian coastline outside Vestlandet. She was handling really well ...

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