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"The Viking Route – #1 Salt&Earth" now available on PrimeVideo

Adventure Meets History – A docutainment trilogy

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After two years of preparation and production I am now happy to present the first part of my docutainment trilogy „The Viking Route- #1 Salt & Earth“.⛵️

I was sailing single-handed on the traces of history through the dreamlike archipelagos of Sweden, the Åland-islands and Finland to Tallinn in Estonia. Following an ancient itinerary, written by monks in the 13th century, this oldest and exiting source about navigating the Baltic sea is dating back to the age of the Vikings. ?

My goal was to create a movie which features all sorts of historical facts and documentary content found along the route in combination with my personal emotions and experiences during that monthlong journey. Highlighted by big pictures of that unique landscape in the Scandinavian archipelagos. A movie that makes you longing for your own time out and also opens your eyes for the history of the region. The biggest challenge was filming without a team and in parts also saiing single-handed simultaniously. ?

Length of movie: 83 minutes
Language: English Subtitles: English

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#sweden #finland #archipelago #sailing #aland #thevikingroute #thesailingbassman #viking #vikings #scandinavia #estonia #gotland #documentary #travel #movie #docutainment #history #yacht #boat #sailingmovie #saltandearth

The Viking Route trilogy – #1 Salt&Earth – #2 Skärgård – #3 The Water is Wide


Adventure Meets History – A docutainment trilogy

Click here to watch „#2 Skärgård“ on PrimeVideo in the US  Click here to watch „#2 Skärgård“ on PrimeVideo in the UK Click here to watch „#1 Salt&Earth“ on PrimeVideo in the US  Click here to watch „#1 Salt&Earth“ on PrimeVideo in the UK

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Trailer Skärgård

The journey continues! In „Skärgård“ Claus Aktoprak continues to follow an old route through Scandinavia’s gorgeous nature alone on his sailboat. Episode#2 of the docutainment trilogy „The Viking Route“ is leading deep into the spectacular world of the Stockholm archipelago in during summer, makes a stopover in the old Viking settlement of Birka in the lake Mälaren end ends on the Åland-Islands. The movie shows, beside the travel itself, the emotions of a long time-out and spotlights – as already in part 1 – the ingenious navigational methods and the epic mythology of the Vikings. In the Danish National Archives, the description of this old sea route is kept like a treasure. By coincidence Claus Aktoprak got aware of this itinerary and curiosity kicked in. This document, written by monks in Latin script, is one of the oldest and exiting sources about navigating the Baltic sea. It mentions many places which together forming – mostly sheltered by skerries – a sea route along the east coast of Sweden, over the Åland-islands and Southern-Finland to Reval (todays Tallinn). This sailing route, already used by Vikings, the 40-year-old sailboat LA MER auctioned at eBay and a kayak are the ingredients of this new Baltic sea adventure from Claus Aktoprak through the dreamlike archipelagos of Scandinavia. Click here to watch „#2 Skärgård“ on PrimeVideo in the US Click here to watch „#2 Skärgård“ on PrimeVideo in the UK

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Trailer Salt&Earth

Adventure Meets History – In this docutainment trilogy Claus Aktoprak is sailing single-handed on the traces of history through the dreamlike archipelagos of Sweden, the Åland-islands and Finland to Tallinn in Estonia. Following an ancient itinerary, written by monks in the 13th century, this oldest and exiting source about navigating the Baltic sea is dating back to the age of the Vikings. This sailing route, his 40 year old sailboat LA MER auctioned at eBay and a kayak are the ingredients of this new Baltic sea adventure from Claus Aktoprak through the dreamlike archipelagos of Scandinavia.

Click here to watch „#1 Salt&Earth“ on PrimeVideo in the US  Click here to watch „#1 Salt&Earth“ on PrimeVideo in the UK #3 The Water is Wide will be released in Autumn 2020


Director Statement  My goal was to create a movie which shows all sorts of historical facts and documentary content found along the route in combination with my personal emotions and experiences. Highlighted by big pictures of the unique landscape in the Scandinavian archipelagos. A movie that makes you longing for your own time out and also open your eyes for the history of the region. The hardest part was filming without a team and in parts also saiing single-handed simultaniously. Director Biography – Claus Aktoprak Claus Aktoprak is a professional musician and songwriter. In 2014 he made his first long journey on a sailboat to write 19 songs for his album „Zeitmillionär“. After 6 month at sea, he produced this album with 30 international musicians, and also produced a documentary movie about the travel and the creation of the music and the album. This was followed by touring along the coast of the Baltic to perform his album live. Another product of that journey was a educational video teaching the techniques of single-handed sailing. In 2017 Claus Aktoprak had the idea for the partly crowdfunded documentary „The Viking Route“ and set sails in 2018 for the elaborate production of the trilogy. Length of movies: Salt&Earth 83 minutes, Skärgård 73 minutes Language: English  Subtitles: English Click here to take a look at the original text of the itinerary http://luvgier.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/TranskriptItinFinal.pdf Click here to take a look at my translation of the itinerary http://luvgier.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ÜbersetzungItiEngl.pdf Click here to take a look at the coordinates of all the waypoints mentioned in the movie http://luvgier.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/DRDWkoordinatentourEngl.pdf

Here are the coordinates as GPX/KML files for plotter or Google earth
http://bit.ly/2pWiEQs 

#sweden #finland #archipelago #sailing #aland #thevikingroute #thesailingbassman #viking #vikings #scandinavia #estonia #gotland #documentary #travel #movie #docutainment #history #yacht #boat #sailingmovie #saltandearth

Die Dokutainment Trilogie – Die Route der Wikinger

Fertig!!! Nach wochenlanger Arbeit ist mit „Salz und Erde“ der erste Teil der Trilogie erhältlich. Ab Mitte Februar ist er dann als Stream, Download und auf USB-Stick bei
segel-filme
und bei
millemari
und natürlich auch direkt bei mir zu bekommen.

Die Kinopremiere wird am 17.3. um 1100h im Burg Theater in Uetersen stattfinden. Es empfiehlt sich eine kostenlose Anmeldung auf der Gästeliste über facebook

Die Dokutainment Trilogie – Die Route der Wikinger

Fertig!!! Nach wochenlanger Arbeit ist mit „Salz und Erde“ der erste Teil der Trilogie erhältlich. Ab Mitte Februar ist er dann als Stream, Download und auf USB-Stick bei
segel-filme
und bei
millemari
und natürlich auch direkt bei mir zu bekommen.

Die Kinopremiere wird am 17.3. um 1100h im Burg Theater in Uetersen stattfinden. Es empfiehlt sich eine kostenlose Anmeldung auf der Gästeliste über facebook