The Draken Experience : Washington, DC, October 5 – 15

The Draken Village pops-up in Washington, DC at Transit Pier at The Wharf from Friday, October 5 to Monday, October 15! Climb aboard the world’s largest operating Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre and discover your #VikingSpirit with inspiring ship tours, engaging crew demonstrations, and insta-worthy moments.

Hosted in partnership with Wharf DC and with a number of free cultural events hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington and the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mid Atlantic Chapter, Inc, the Draken will dock at The Wharf’s Transit Pier and will offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to relive history in a way never experienced before. Draken will allow guests to marvel at this stunning Viking ship and interact with the crew as they share their personal experiences of thrill, fear, and exhilaration while enduring the ship’s 2016 transatlantic crossing – reliving the Viking discovery of the New World more than 1,000 years ago.





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: 
October 5, 1:00 PM

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: 
Every day 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (exept for arrival day 4:00pm-6:00pm)


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

Date and time:
Coming soon

Coming soon

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: 
October 6    10:00 am – 7:30 pm
October 7    10:00 am – 7:30 pm
October 8    10:00 am – 7:30 pm
October 9 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
October 10 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
October 11    12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
October 12    10:00 am – 7:30 pm
October 13    10:00 am – 7:30 pm
October 14    10:00 am – 7:30 pm
October 15    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Last tour starts 30 min before closing time.

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


Be among the first audiences to enjoy an outdoor 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:
Friday, October 12, 6:00–7:30pm

District Pier at The Wharf

Free and open to the public


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

Date and time:
October 15, approx at 11:30pm


The Wharf, Transit Pier


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