Welcome at the Viking Ship museum in Roskilde

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is the home of five world famous Viking ships and is the Danish museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding culture in ancient and medieval times.


News from the Viking Ship Museum

Alternative launch of the Sea Stallion from Glendalough

Published 21th Apr 2020

During this time of corona-virus, nothing is as usual - nor is the spring launch of the Viking Ship Museum's…

Armed with spears and shields, the trial participants leave the ship by jumping over thegunwale in the forebody of the ship and then run ashore – Fotos: Catherina Sahl.

Knowledge: Viking-Age seaborne military operations

Published 30th Mar 2020

Seaborne military operations were a trademark of Scandinavian Viking warriors. These operations were characterized…

[Translate to english:] Kom med på en unik tur på Roskilde Fjord

Evening boat trips 2020

Published 27th Mar 2020

Genuine sailing experience in a traditional, Nordic boat with oars, sail - and with the scent of wood tar in the…

New course: 'Fish and eat'

Published 02th Dec 2019

The Viking Ship Museum offers a new course in Viking Age fishing, where you will have the opportunity to try out…

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The Viking Ship Hall has been removed from the list of protected buildings and the five Viking ships can now be secured for the future

Published 30th Aug 2018

Due to expected rising water levels in Roskilde Fjord in the coming future, Denmark's Minister for Culture Mette…

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

Published 02th Jul 2019

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

Published 08th Jul 2019

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