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World’s largest working Viking ship to sail into Norfolk

Posted at 5:02 PM, Sep 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 10:33:17-04

NORFOLK, Va. – It’s time to get into the Viking spirit!

Photo: Draken Harald Hårfagre photographer Peder Jacobsson/Facebook

The Draken Harald Hårfagre will sail into Norfolk from September 27 through September 30. Beginning with an arrival ceremony on September 27 and continuing with three days of ship tours.

Tap into your inner Viking as you climb on board the world’s largest operating Viking ship and take a ship tour, witness crew demonstrations and, of course, take advantage of Instagram-worthy moments.

In partnership with Nauticus and Sail Nauticus, the Draken will dock at One Waterside Drive for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relive history.

Thursday, September 27

Draken Arrival Ceremony, 4 p.m.

Guests are invited to greet the Draken ship as it sails into port with a display of Viking valor and excitement. Captain Björn Ahlander and his crew will step ashore to welcome the crowd and introduce the Draken. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30

Draken Village & Deck Tours, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Beginning daily at 10 a.m., Draken will be open for timed and ticketed deck tours.

Inside Draken Village, which is free and open to the public, visitors can stop by a photo and video exhibition illustrating Viking history, modern explorers and the adventures of the Draken; take in land-side views of the ship; pop into the Highland Park Whisky hospitality tent; enjoy local food and beverage vendors; purchase official Draken merchandise and more.

Tickets are $6 for kids ages 5-15 and free for kids age 4 and under; $12 for adults ages 16 and up and $30 for a family pack, which includes two adults and up to three children.

Click here to purchase tickets.