Viking Longship Draken Harald Hårfagre Sailing to Duluth Has Reached North America
The Viking longship Draken Harald Hårfagre that set sail for Duluth in April has reached North America after their journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, the ship has made a handful of stops, including Iceland and Greenland.
The ship's website and Facebook page announced they've reached L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada earlier today (June 1) as it will continue to sail toward Duluth for the Tall Ships Festival before heading eastward once again.
The Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest active Viking longship in the world, will be one of many attractions for the 2016 Tall Ships Festival in Duluth. Along with this ship and many others, the world's largest rubber duck will also be in the Duluth Harbor as part of the festivities.
Here are the planned itinerary for the ship:
- Québec City, Québec - June 15
- Toronto, Ontario - July 1
- Fairport Harbor, Ohio - July 8
- Bay City, Michigan - July 14
- Chicago, Illinois - July 27
- Green Bay, Wisconsin - August 5
- Duluth, Minnesota - August 18
- Oswego, New York- September 1
- New York City, New York - September 15
Go aboard the Draken Harald Hårfagre with this cool footage from part of their journey.