News from the Viking Ship Museum

The Viking Ship Museum writes news about current topics we work with at the museum.

Here you can find stories about the boatbuilders' new building projects at the boatyard, the marine archaeologists' excavations and research results as well as information on current exhibitions and activities.

News from is archived by year and can be found by searching in the search box or clicking on the current year in the list under archived news.

Nordic Conference for Maritime Archaeology IV: 2nd Call for Papers

Deadline for submission of papers to the conference is approaching.

Guided tour in English - every day until Christmas!

The Viking Ship Museum offers two daily guided tours in English from November 4th-December 23rd, one at 13.00 and…

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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…

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…

Midsummer greetings! 

Even though it may seem a long time until the Nordic Conference for Maritime Archaeology IV in May 2020, we would…

Summer Holiday at The Viking Ship Museum

During the summer you can feel, touch, smell and try your hand at different crafts. There are plenty of experiences…