Photos: Chicago-bound Viking ship arrives in Greenland
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Draken Harald Harfagre

22-May-16 – (Above) Still headed toward Chicago, the Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest Viking ship built in modern times, has arrived in Qaqortoq (formerly known as Julianehåb) in southern Greenland. It is on its way to the Tall Ships Festival, scheduled for July 27-31 at Navy Pier.

On the way, the crew spotted this large iceberg…

Draken Harald Harfagre

The next stop is Canada for the multi-national crew of 32 men and women, who left Norway on April 26,

(Photos obtained from Draken Harald Hårfagre. Click on images to view larger versions.)

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By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News |

Published 22-May-16 3:27 AM

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