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.

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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 2019

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 02th Jul 2019

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

Published 28th Jun 2019

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

Published 21th Jun 2019

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