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World’s largest Viking ship to stay in Reykjavík a little longer, open to the public on Sunday

By Staff

  • Coming into Reykjavík harbour The ship is moored behind the Harpa Concert Hall, and will be open to the public on Sunda, between 14:00 and 16:00. Photo/Friðrik Þór Halldórsson.

The world’s largest seaworthy Viking ship is currently moored in the old harbour in downtown Reykjavík. The ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre, which arrived in Reykjavík on Monday night, was originally supposed to make only a three day stop before heading back to sea, continuing its voyage across the Atlantic from Norway to North America. However, since the winds have not been favourable, the crew was forced to extend its stay, postponing the departure until Monday.

Read more: Watch world‘s largest Viking ship arrive in Reykjavík: Open to the public for a couple of days

This is great news for anyone curious about what it was like to sail the high seas in Viking times, because the ship will be open to the public on Sunday between 14:00 and 16:00.

From Reykjavík the ship will sail on to Qaqortoq in Greenland, located at the mouth of the ancient Eiríksfjörður fjord, which was the centre of the Viking settlement in Medieval Greenland.

Read more: What happened to the Viking settlement of Greenland? New research shows cooling weather not a factor
 

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