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The Official Draken Experience – Salem, MA
August 6 @ 6:30 pm
One event on August 7, 2018 at 10:00am
One event on August 8, 2018 at 10:00am
The Draken Village pops-up in Salem, MA August 6-8, 2018! Discover the world’s largest operating Viking ship during its stopover at Derby Wharf. Climb aboard the Draken Harald Hårfagre and discover your #VikingSpirit with inspiring ship tours, engaging crew demonstrations, and insta-worthy moments. Tickets available online or in person at the ship.
Monday, August 6
Draken Arrival Ceremony
Come and greet the Draken ship as it sails into port with a display of Viking valor and excitement. Captain Björn Ahlander and his crew will step ashore to welcome the crowd and introduce the Draken.
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Join the crew of the Draken at the Regatta Pub at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites for a reception following the ship’s arrival ceremony. The reception will feature specialty cocktails as well as tastings by Highland Park Whiskey. Learn more here.
Tuesday, August 7 – Wednesday, August 8
10:00 am–8:00 pm
Draken Village & Deck Tours
Beginning daily at 10 a.m., Draken will be open for timed and ticketed deck tours. Tour tickets, which run $6 for kids (ages 5 to 15, free admission for ages 4 and under); $12 for adults (ages 16 and over); and $30 for a family pack (includes two adults, and up to three children) can be purchased online at drakenhh.com, or on-site at the Draken Village. During each 30-minute tour, you will be guided through the ship and offered a look at a day-in-the-life of the crew and the historic craftsmanship used to build the ship with oak, tar, hemp, iron, and silk.
Additional ticketed Draken events include a lecture with Captain Björn Ahlander outlining the adventurous expeditions of the Draken (Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 PM, $20) at the Salem Regional Visitors Center, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA 01970.