Sailing Aboard a Viking Ship in the North Atlantic

Aboard the Draken Harald Hårfagre, bound for Iceland and ultimately America, it’s all hands on deck as they set out with a repaired rig and restored faith. We wrote about the transatlantic voyage here, and they have made their way to the Shetlands off the UK and are bound for the Faroe Islands – plopped right in the middle of the chilly North Atlantic. Check out this video of some gnarly sailing, some serious teamwork and muscle, and plenty of resolve to make it to America.

From their website: The aim is to explore and relive one of the most mythological sea voyages – the first transatlantic crossing, and the Viking discovery of the New World, more than a thousand years ago. History tells us about the Viking explorer, Leif Eriksson, who discovered America over 500 years before Christopher Columbus.
 The expedition is all about exploring the world, just like the Vikings did.

 

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