The Draken Experience : Newport, RI, August 10 – 13

The Draken Village pops-up in Newport during Expedition America: East Coast Tour 2018. Discover the world’s largest operating Viking ship during its four-day stopover in Newport, promising visitors an engaging look at the modern-day Viking spirit. Tour the ship, interact with the crew, explore the free photo and video exhibition, and more. Details below.





Welcome 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 greet the crowd and introduce the Draken. This event is free and open to the public.

Date and time: 
August 10 at 3:30pm

Draken Exhibition

Visit the Draken Village and enjoy the immersive photo and video exhibition illustrating Viking history, modern explorers, and the adventures of the Draken. The exhibition and Village are free and open to the public.

Exhibition hours: 
August 11-13, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm


Learn first-hand how Captain Björn Ahlander navigates the adventurous expeditions of the Draken.

Date and time:
August 12 at 7:00pm

Seamen's Church Institute

Tickets can be bought online here, or on site by the ship. 


Let our crew members take you on a deck tour of Draken and learn about the ship and the adventure of sailing her.

Opening hours for deck tours: 
August 11-13, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tickets (also available on site at the Draken Village):
Adults (ages 16 and over)        $12
Child (ages 5 – 15)                     $6
Family Pack (includes 2 adults & up to 3 children)    $30
*Children ages 4 and under: free


After the days in port Draken and it´s crew are ready to set sail for the next port of call.

Date and time:
August 13 at 9:30pm


1 Bowen’s LandingBowen's Wharf, Newport, RI


Stopovers - East Coast Tour 2018