Swedish Viking visits Húsavík
For the past few days North Sailing has had a Swedish ‘Viking’ helping out with some important projects. The ‘Viking’ is called Leif Nilson and comes from Skärhamn which is a town in the west Swedish archipelago. The town is the same size as Húsavík, with a population of 2500 inhabitants, and is located in a spectacular area where the harbour is the main attraction.
Leif is one of the captains of the schooner Atene (www.msatene.com), which is a 90 ton magnificent boat. There, as in Húsavík, is a special emphasis on sailing with children and youngsters.
North Sailing staff is delighted with Leif´s visit and has learned a lot from his extensive knowledge. After working on Haukur for a few days Leif’s confirmed that the schooner is a quality boat, and that the rig as good quality as on boats from main schooner-period.
It is our hope that this visit will develop into further mutual interactions between the two towns.
The pictures below were taken during Leif’s stay in Húsavík
The Swedish Viking, relaxing after a long day.
Was Húsavík Mountain snow-capped when the Swede Garðar Svavarsson sailed in Skjalfandi back in 870?
Haukur´s rig looks stunning in the sunlight.
´Detta är livet´ (´this is life´) said Leif when all sails had been set. Þórunn, Bjössi Sör & Leif enjoy the moment.
Leif makes sure everything is in order onboard. Víknafjöll-Mountains in the backdrop.
Heading out to sea.