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Did you see the viking ship in Detroit this weekend?

We did!

Last week, we were so happy to report that the Draken Harald Hårfagre was docking at the Detroit Yacht Club for the weekend. Even better news was that they opened the ship up for tours and over 3,000 people were able to see the ship. Did you miss it? No worries! We rounded up some of the best Instagram pictures we could find from this weekend.

What makes the Draken Harald Hårfagre so impressive is that the crew sailed it from Norway this spring, and they’ve been through the Great Lakes, docking at various ports along the way. Yes, they ran into a funding issue and were not able to do all that they wanted, which is why we feel even luckier that they stopped here on their way back through.

This excellent shot was taken in July as the Draken Harald Hårfagre made its way along the Detroit River.

Draken and the skyscrapers of Detroit. Thanks for the photo Mark McClelland!

A photo posted by Draken Harald Hårfagre (@drakenharaldharfagre) on

And here are a few from the weekend...

Viking ship on the Great Lakes!!!

A photo posted by Suzzette (@suzzette82) on

@drakenharaldharfagre Viking Ship

A photo posted by Andrew Thomas (@andrew_w_thomas) on

AHHH!!!! This was so cool!!! #vikings #detroit #belleisle #boatsboatsboats #draken

A photo posted by Billy Winkel (@wrwinkel) on

Wood-carved ravens sat on the ship.


Check out the hand carved detail on this boat. Unreal.

A photo posted by Becky Barann (@rbarann) on

#vikings #vikingship #drakenharaldhårfagre #runes #detroit #belleisle

A photo posted by Brad Marshall (@the_bolt_that_never_sleeps) on

Special guests!

We got to board a real Viking ship today. #drakenharaldhårfagre #belleisle

A photo posted by Matt (@stadanko78) on

The kitchen!

Here’s one way to see it.

Viking ship in Detroit! @orukayak #drakenharaldhårfagre

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And sadly, here they are packing up, getting ready to leave. Fair winds and smooth sailing, friends!

Thank you Motown/Motor City/Detroit you've the best!

A photo posted by Draken Harald Hårfagre (@drakenharaldharfagre) on