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.


Current at the Viking Ship Museum

A special Christmas gift: Course 'Fish and eat'

Would you like to gift some one special with a unique experience? Then we have an idea! We now offer a new summer…

Vikingeskibene

Free Guided tour in English every day throughout the winter

The Viking Ship Museum offers daily guided tours in English throughout the winter. The guided tours are free once…

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…

300-year-old ship's rudder discovered during the construction of Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm

During work to prepare the Kriegers Flak area for Vattenfall's new offshore wind farm, several artefacts have been…

A special Christmas gift: Learn to sail a Viking ship

Looking for a climate-friendly Christmas gift? Look no further. The dates for the full-day courses of 2020 has now…