Dismasting 2014

After sailing out from Norway in July 2014, Draken Harald Hårfagre was beating against the wind for three days, and was making progress towards Orkney islands, when disaster struck. The mast came down and the crew was forced to call port in Shetland. Luckily, no one was injured and the captain made the decision to proceed the voyage to Liverpool, England. The quest to find a new mast in Scotland begun.

The Vikings were accomplished navigators, artisans, traders and story tellers, but their greatest triumph was the ship they built.