The Foundation Embla

The foundation Embla was a fact. It was the war that broke out in former Yugoslavia in 1992 that put thoughts into action to do something. And something was done: "We are building a Viking ship, which will be a peace ship" "We turn war into peace," was our slogan.The boat builder Jacob Helset had faith in the project and start the construction.

The idea

The idea

The idea of ​a female ship was first launched in York in 1990. The idea of ​a PEACE SHIP was created around the kitchen table with Brit on Vartdal, 24 In October 1992. 4 creative women from Eid, Volda and Herøy were gathered. and the idea was launched. The process was started.

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Launch and christening

Launch and christening

The idea was realized, the ship was launched on the lake of Bjørkedalen, 29 April 1994. The ship was named Embla and was baptized in real Bjørkedals mead of godmother Astrid Heiberg Nøklebye on Eid 24 May 1994.

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