The Draken Experience : Rockland, ME, July 22 – 25

The Draken Village pops-up in Rockland during Expedition America: East Coast Tour 2018. Discover the world’s largest operating Viking ship during its four-day stopover at Rockland Public Landing, 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.

 

Program


 
 

ARRIVAL CEREMONY

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: 
July 22
ARRIVAL UPDATE:
Due to weather conditions and technical difficulties, today’s arrival to Rockland, ME is delayed. New ETA 7:00pm.


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: 
July 23    10:00 am – 8:00 pm
July 24    10:00 am – 8:00 pm
July 25    10:00 am – 8:00 pm


Lecture

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

Date and time:
July 24 at 7:00pm

Venue:
Apprenticeshop, 655 Main Street, Rockland

Tickets:
$25
Tickets can be bought online here, or on site by the ship. 

DECK TOURS

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: 
July 23    10:00 am – 8:00 pm
July 24    10:00 am – 8:00 pm
July 25    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


Screening

Be among the first audiences to enjoy a screening of the newly released Draken documentary: Expedition America - a Modern Viking Adventure. Following the film, members of the crew will be on hand for a Q&A session.

Date and time:
July 23 at 7:00pm

Venue:
Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland 

Tickets:
$15
Tickets can be bought online here, or on site by the ship.


Departure

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

Date and time:
July 25 at 8:00pm


Location

Rockland Public Landing

 

Stopovers - East Coast Tour 2018