The world’s largest Viking ship visits NYC this week. Get aboard to learn how Viking explorers sailed the world when it was flat and ships fell off the edge.
The Viking ship Draken Harald Hårfagre – the largest built in modern times – set sail from Norway in April 2105, traveling the same route as Viking explorer, Leif Eriksson, who discovered America more than 500 years before Christopher Columbus, and more than 400 years before Henry Hudson discovered a certain river.
After visiting – or revisting – Viking discoveries in Greenland, Iceland, Canada and the USA more than one thousand years ago, the Viking ship arrives in The New World on September 17, sailing around the Statue of Liberty before docking at the North Cove Marina, adjoining the World Financial Center.
There’s a FREE party on pier on the 17th, with music and more.
Deck tours begin the next day, through Sept. 25th (except for Sunday, Sept 23rd), and include the chance to talk with some of the 33 brave sailors who set out on this adventurous expedition.
Deck tours are 11AM to 6PM daily. Tickets cost $10 adults, $5 children. There are no reservations; it’s first come, first serve. Questions and selfies with a sailor are free.
Make sure to also catch the FREE Viking exhibit in the adjacent Winter Garden glass atrium at Brookfield Place.