Current at the Viking Ship Museum

Cnut the Great's raid - King for a day

Durring the Autumn Holiday, 12- 20. October, we focus on Cnut the Great - the greatest Viking king- and invites you…

Pictures from The Wooden Boats from the Fjord Festival and regatta

The Wooden Boats from the Fjord Festival and regatta was held at The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde August…

Skjoldungen’s voyage from Sognefjord to Roskilde has been temporarily put on hold.

If all had gone to plan, Skjoldungen should have arrived home from Sognefjord on the 17th August – a journey of…

Late summer at the Viking Ship Museum

In the late summer, 26th August - 11th October, there is all sorts of things going on at the Viking Ship Museum. …

The Viking ships have made their mark in the Nordic, maritime culture. Today's Nordic, wooden boats are still being built based on the same tradition as in the Viking Age.

UNESCO ICH Nordic clinker boat nomination

Nomination for the inscription of Nordic Clinker Boat Traditions on UNESCOS Representative List of the Intangible…

In 2016, the Viking ship 'Skjoldungen' conducted an experimental journey along the west coast of Greenland. This year's experimental journey is about 775 nautical miles, from the Sognefjord area in Norway to Roskilde in Denmark. Photo: John Rasmussen

775 nautical miles for the Nordic clinker-building tradition

This summer, Skjoldungen, the Viking Ship Museum’s reconstruction of the smallest of the Viking ships found at…

From 2007 – 2008, Sea Stallion undertook a trial voyage from Roskilde to Dublin and back again. 2,482 sea miles were sailed along Viking Age sailing routes with the aim of testing the reconstruction.

Sea Stallion begins to show its age

15 years doesn’t sound like much of an age but for a Viking ship, which has sailed thousands of sea miles, it’s…