Take a Summer Viking Break

It’s July in Los Angeles: sunny and smoggy. I don’t feel like gardening or canning. This means it’s the perfect time for a Viking break.

Back in 2010 Norweigian oil tycoon Sigurd Aase funded the construction of a brand new badass Viking longship, the Draken Harald Hårfagre. It’s the first Viking longship with its own website and gift store. The ship made it to the U.S., a reminder that Columbus wasn’t the first European to make that particular journey.

Please kick back this weekend and take your own Viking break. I recommend the ship build video above which proves the carpentry prowess of the Vikings and serves as a reminder that the Middle Ages should not be called the “Dark Ages.”

Please also enjoy viewing the Draken Harald Hårfagre take on some rough seas:

And visit New York:

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