7 - 13 August: Use of the boats

Go on board the Viking Ship Museum's Viking ships and participate in activities on board the warship, cargo ship and the fishing vessel.


All the boats in The Viking Ship Museums harbour were designed for specific purposes. Week 32 we will put our boat’s original use under the microscope. Our big reconstruction of a Viking cargo ship will be loaded and unloaded, fishing nets will be set and checked in traditional Norwegian and Faeroe boats, and goods will be transported in the reconstructions of the 1130 ad. Gislinge Boat.  

Every day at 11.30 am one of our skilled skippers will give a talk about our ships and their experimental archaeological test voyages. How did the Vikings navigate on their long, open ocean voyages? How do you get 65 crew members on board a 30 meter long Viking ship to work as a unit? And what is life like on board the sailing reconstructions? Those are just a few of the topics that will be handled in the talks.


Use of the boats

 10:00 - 17:00 every day, 7 - 13 August 2017
Where: The Viking Ship Museum, Vindeboder 12, 4000 Roskilde

Theme weeks during the summer holiday 2017
During the summer, there are different theme weeks at the Viking Ship Museum, where we set focus on the fascinating craftwork of the Vikings. 
» See an overview of the theme weeks here...

Admission: Adults 130 DKK, Children under 18 years of age are always free of charge.

By: Rikke Johansen

16/07 - 2017