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.

Extra courses in sailing Viking ships

Due to an overwhelming interest in the course 'Learn to sail a Viking ship', we offer two additional courses on…

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: Wulstan's Voyage

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

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2004: Wulfstan's Voyage

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

2003: The 10th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology: Connected by the Sea

Here follows an abstract of the introduction published in the proceedings of the seminar:

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2003: Ohthere’s Voyages

Here follows an abstract of the introduction published in the proceedings of the seminar: 2003: Ohthere’s Voyages

2003: The 10th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology: Connected by the Sea

Here follows an abstract of the introduction published in the proceedings of the seminar:

2003: Ohthere’s Voyages

9.-10- May 2003 an interdisciplinary seminar on Ohthere’s Voyages was held at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.…

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1991: The 6th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology: Crossroads in Ancient Shipbuilding

The Sixth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 6) was held in Roskilde, Denmark, from…

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1991: The 6th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology: Crossroads in Ancient Shipbuilding

The Sixth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 6) was held in Roskilde, Denmark, from…