The modern Vikings

The modern Viking is an individual who pursues an idea, takes on challenges and looks for adventure. A modern Viking looks beyond the horizon and finds new solutions to old problems – those creative enough to think outside the box. Bringing Expedition America 2016 to fruition allows us to look back at an era as far from the digital age as one can come – with its stress and immediate rewards – to explore the “now” in an adventurous spirit. 

Expedition America 2016 will explore and relive one of the world’s most mythological sea voyages – the first transatlantic crossing and the Viking discovery of the New World more than a thousand years ago.

“The aim of the Draken Harald Hårfagre project is to explore the world and embrace the Viking spirit – to look beyond the horizon and seek adventure and to inspire people to take on challenges.”

Sigurd Aase, owner and the man behind the project.

Draken Harald Hårfagre in New York City Photo: Dag Sjövold

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Who where the Vikings?

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The homeland of the Viking Kings

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Viking ships

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Navigating in the Viking age

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