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.

Alternative launch of the Sea Stallion from Glendalough

Published 21th Apr 2020

During this time of corona-virus, nothing is as usual - nor is the spring launch of the Viking Ship Museum's…

Conference postponed until further notice!

Published 09th Apr 2020

Due to the current pandemic, the Viking Ship Museum has been forced to postpone the conference until further…

Armed with spears and shields, the trial participants leave the ship by jumping over thegunwale in the forebody of the ship and then run ashore – Fotos: Catherina Sahl.

Knowledge: Viking-Age seaborne military operations

Published 30th Mar 2020

Seaborne military operations were a trademark of Scandinavian Viking warriors. These operations were characterized…

Information regarding COVID-19

Published 17th Mar 2020

At the time of writing, the conference is not affected by injunctions or prohibitions from Danish authorities.…

The programme is ready – registration is open!

Published 15th Jan 2020

We are pleased to announce that the program for NKM IV is finalised (subject to change). Look forward to two-three…

Special exhibition: In the Wake of the Vikings

Published 14th Jun 2020

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

Submission form error and deadline extension

Published 09th Dec 2019

We are sorry to inform you that there has been yet another error in the form for submission of conference…


Error in submission form

Published 11th Sep 2019

Unfortunately, we have been notified that the form you used to submit your contribution is not working correctly.

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 08th Jul 2019

This summer, Skjoldungen, the Viking Ship Museum’s reconstruction of the smallest of the Viking ships found at…