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World’s Second-Largest Rigged Sailing Ship in Iceland

The Russian bark Sedov docked at Reykjavík harbor yesterday, which is the second-largest rigged sailing ship in the world (not the largest as earlier reported). It belongs to the technical college in Murmansk and is used to train young sailors.

Sedov docked at Reykjavík harbor. Hallgrímskirkja church in the background. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The visit to Iceland is part of a celebration of the 65th anniversary of the allied victory in World War II. The ship’s sailing route in is the memory of the allied convoy which sailed from Hvalfjördur in Iceland to Murmansk and Arkhangelsk during the war, Morgunbladid reports.

According to, Sedov is a four-masted bark built in Kiel, Germany, in 1912. It went into Russian ownership after World War II and was renamed Sedov after the Arctic explorer Georgy Sedov.

The ship weighs more than 7,000 tons, is 109-meters long and has a crew of 240, among them students and researchers.

Sedov will be docked at the Midbakki pier in the old Reykjavík harbor until September 5 when it will continue its journey to Murmansk with a stopover in Tromsoe, Norway. The ship will be open to the public today and tomorrow from 9 am to 6 pm.

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