Viking Ship Draken Harald Hårfagre

Back in October, we checked out the Draken Harald Hårfagre, a (modern) Viking ship, that was docked at the Wharf in DC. More about the ship: https://www.drakenhh.com/

This boat is much larger than the ones found in excavactions. It’s seaworthy. The Vikings didn’t leave much of a record for how they built their ships or how they sailed them, but the people who recreated this Viking ship built it using the archeological knowledge of found ships, old boatbuilding traditions, and legends of Viking ships. There is so much beautiful decoration and detail on the ship. It even has two carved crows, named Huginn and Muninn (thought and memory) after Odin’s crows. The ship is named after Harald Hårfagre, the king who unified Norway into one kingdom, and it was built in Haugesund, Western Norway.

We parked in a garage and got the little one suited up for the chilly weather. I LOVE this baby gap monster hat and coat set.

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Heia Norge!

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Group selfie!

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And then Elena decided she wanted my glasses, ha!

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