Group sailing trips on Roskilde Fjord

Experience how it was to be on board a Viking Ship. The Viking Ship Museum offers exclusive sailing trips for companies, associations and other groups from May 1st. to September 30th.

Guests sail in the Viking Ship Museum’s traditional Nordic boats or reconstructed Viking Ships, where oars and sail are the only means of propulsion. You come close to the water, close to the Viking Age and create memories that last!

It is easy to see that the traditional Nordic boats are closely related to Viking ships. The largest, with room for 6 to 12 guests, has a square sail like a Viking ship. The smaller boats, with room for 8 guests, have traditional Faroese sails.

About the trips

There are three lengths on the trips, 50 min., 1 hour and 20 min., or 1 hour and 50 min.

The trips are including instruction in rowing and allocation of life jackets. An experienced sailing instructor leads every sailing trip. Guests are the crew onboard and play an active part in rowing and setting the sail.
The life jacket must be worn during the entire boat trip.

Eat lunch by the water’s edge

It is possible to book extended trips on the fjord, where groups can go ashore to eat lunch or drink coffee. Café Knarr provide exciting picnic hampers with food based on the New Nordic Viking Food concept, where the individual dishes are prepared using ingredients known from the Viking Age and which tell a story about the Viking Age.

Group sailing trips in Viking ships

The Vikings ships are built at the Museum’s own boatyard, in line with Viking boatbuilding traditions and using copies of their tools. It is possible to sail with the warship, ‘Helge Ask’, the fishing boat, ‘Kraka Fyr’ and 'Skjoldungen'. The original ships can be seen in the Viking Ship Hall.

» Read more on sailing in an authentic Viking ship here … 


The trip is booked by contacting the Viking Ship Museum's Booking whom are happy to answer questions and help arranging the sailing trip.
Price per adult:
295 DKK for 50 min.
330 DKK for 1 hour and 20 min.
365 DKK for 1 hour and 50 min.
+ 75 DKK per additional hour

Price per child:
180 DKK for 50 min.
215 DKK for 1 hour and 20 min.
250 DKK for 1 hour and 50 min.
+ 75 DKK per additional hour

Surcharge for sailing on weekends:
20 DKK per person on saturdays
35 DKK per person on sundays

Contact the booking for more information.

Admission to the Exhibition Hall during the Museum's ordinary opening hours (10.00 - 17.00) is included for the group when booking a sailing trip. 

Number of participants:
From 4 adults (with a charge for a minimum of 8 adults) to over 100.

Limited number of places for children:
Children must be at least 4 years old to participate. Price per child is 250 DKK + 75 DKK per additional hour.
The Viking Ship Museum’s School Service also organises sailing trips for schools and other children’s organisations.
The route taken on the trip is determined by the wind, the weather and the ability of the crew. Always bring suitably warm and waterproof clothing. Remember that it is always colder at sea than on land, especially in windy weather.