Dragon Harald Fairhair completes British voyage

It is the largest reconstruction of a Viking ship ever built and it is touring the UK - peacefully. Named after a 9th Century Norwegian king, the Dragon Harald Fairhair wound up its two-week voyage in Wallasey, at the mouth of the River Mersey, where Vikings once sailed. (photos)

The Dragon Harald Fairhair is the dream of Norwegian businessman Sigurd Aase who partnered with Steve Harding, professor of applied biochemistry at Nottingham University and an expert on the Vikings in North West England. "At 115ft (35m) long, the hand-built ship is the world's largest-ever reconstructed Nordic longship and features 25 pairs of oars, authentic sails and rigging."