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.

Full-day cours 'Learn to sail a Viking ship'

The dates for the full-day courses of 2019 has now been set, and you can start booking the sailing experience of a…

200 year-old-oak to be cleaved at the Viking Ship Museum.

The massive 8 meter long oak log, with a weight of around 8 tons, will be cleaved with mallets, wedges and raw…

Reconstructing a medieval wooden boat in a digital age

By uniting traditional boatbuilding and open source digital media, the Gislinge Boat Open Source Project has…

Trial voyage to shed new light on Viking life in Greenland

This summer, a unique voyage will shed new light on pivotal questions concerning the Scandinavians who, 1,000 years…

The special exhibition at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark, 'In the Wake of the Vikings' - opening 13. November 2015 - is the story about how the five Skuldelev ships have shaped the museum to what it is today: how the remarkable find has been

In the Wake of the Vikings - Special exhibition

The special exhibition 'In the Wake of the Vikings' is the story about how the five Skuldelev ships have shaped the…

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The unfinished amber amulet was fashioned from a lump of amber the size of a chicken egg. It has been worked and has clear hollow in the middle, where the craftsman began boring a hole, which most likely was intended to go the whole way through the amulet

Rare underwater find of Mesolithic settlement

Maritime archaeologists from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde have found an 8,000 year old settlement under 5m of…

Helge Ask

Evening boat trips 2019

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

2013: Maritime Networks and Urbanism in the Early Medieval World

11.-12. April 2013 a two-day conference held at the Viking Ship Museum, convened an international research forum to…

Ottar is a reconstruction of Skuldelev 1. The original ship was built in Sognefjord, Western Norway, around the year 1030, while Ottar was built at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde in 1999-2000. Ottar can carry about 20 tons, has square sails and a crew

Ottar is sailing to Gotland

Extra efforts are being made to prepare the sea-going Viking ship. This year, the destination is Gotland and nearly…

2004: Wulfstan's Voyage

Here follows an abstract of the introduction published in the proceedings of the seminar: Wulfstan's Voyage.