Welcome to the Viking Ship Museum

1000 years ago, the Vikings sailed along the shores of Europe, up rivers and across the open sea throughout the North Atlantic area.

Ships are the essence of the Viking Age. With them, the Scandinavian countries were founded.

The Viking Ship Museum is built around the five original Viking ships from Skuldelev. They are part of a global story about ships, people and things on voyages.

The museum tells the story of how the Vikings changed the World with their ships.

Without ships, no Viking Age.


News from the Viking Ship Museum

Café Knarr offers Christmas treats

Café Knarr offers Christmas treats

Published 01th Dec 2021

Enjoy the Christmas spirit at the Museum Island with the view of Viking ships

Christmas at the Viking Ship Museum

Christmas at the Viking Ship Museum

Published 04th Dec 2021

Is it time for a new Christmas tradition? We’ve put together an exciting programme with guided tours each Advent…

New and instructive film about withy

Published 21th Jun 2021

The films show how withy is being developed and used while sailing

The digital game ‘MuseumsMysteriet’ will help children get around the Viking Ship Hall in a fun, entertaining and surprising way. Photo: Jacob Nyborg Andreassen / Viking Ship Museum

New digital game: Help Astrid to solve the Museum Mystery

Date: to (all day)

Help Astrid saving the Viking Ship Museum from a cunning theft.

Bring a smartphone, download the game for free -…

New exhibition at the Viking Ship Museum tells the story of the battle, which Christian IV would rather have forgotten.Painting: Sjöhistoriska Museet in Stockholm

New exhibition brings 400-year-old naval battle to life

Published 29th Apr 2021

A cold October day in 1644, a dramatic naval battle is fought, which sends three warships to the bottom of the sea.…

The Viking Ship Museum is open again

Published 20th Apr 2021

We’ve prepared an exciting season with new activities under Corona-safe conditions.

Skuldelev 3 Revisited - a new Viking ship is being built at the Viking Ship Museum's boatyard. Construction will be completed in September / October 2021.

Iron in the Viking ships - rivets and roves

Published 29th Sep 2020

The Vikings used iron rivets and roves when they build their ships. But in the construction of the Skuldelev 3…