Built in Kristiansand, Norway, in 1927 as a full-rigged ship for training young people for the merchant marine. As the demand for regular training of young seamen decreased in the seventies, she extended her activities to welcome the general public on board. The oldest full-rigged ship in operation in the world. First Norwegian training ship that crossed the Atlantic in 1933. First tall ship in the world to offer sail training for women (1981). Participated in the first international race for tall ships in 1956. She participated in several port festivals in Europe and in the USA. Sørlandet has a permanent crew of 15, can accommodate 70 for voyages, and can host deck events for up to 200.