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The Sea Stallion Project comprises a unique reproduction of a actual Viking Ship - a long boat - combined with a reproduction of the actual voyages of the original Viking Ship called the Sea Stallion. She is manned by some 120 volunteers together with staff of the owning museum, the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. She left Dublin on 29th June, and is expected to arrive Roskilde on the 9th August

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A replica Viking ship has pulled into Dublin nearly 1,000 years after the original sank off Denmark's coast.
The arrival of the Sea Stallion in Dublin's harbour on Tuesday capped a 1,700km (1,000 mile) journey across the waters of northern Europe.
The 65 crew were overjoyed after the six-week voyage, during which they faced unfavourable sailing conditions.

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A replica Viking ship trying to sail across the North Sea has been forced by unfavourable winds to accept a tow.
The Sea Stallion set out on Monday from Norway bound for Scotland but struggled to make headway on a calm sea.
The passage was being undertaken as part of a "living archaeology" project that aims to understand better the seamanship of early Norsemen.
Project organisers from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark, said time pressures had forced their hand.

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A Viking Ship is on its way to the British Isles from Norway.
The Sea Stallion, the biggest replica Viking vessel ever constructed, is bound for Kirkwall in Orkney.
It is part of a 1,000-mile journey from Denmark to Ireland over seven weeks; and aims to understand better the seamanship of early Norsemen.

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The world's largest Viking ship will sail from Denmark to Norway next week, but it's too big to navigate its way into the Oslo Fjord. The upcoming voyage of the Havhingsten will thus end at Tønsberg, about a 90-minute drive south of the capital but a city rich in its own Viking history.

The Danish vessel Havhingsten was built as a copy of a ship from the 11th century.

Norway's two original Viking ships, the Gokstad and Oseberg vessels, were themselves excavated in areas not far from Tønsberg. The Danish vessel, at a length of 30 meters, is bigger than both of them, and needs plenty of room to navigate with its single sail and oarsmen.

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