Knowledge about the viking age

Our knowledge about the vikings and their lives origins from various sources.

Some information is gained from reading old books other from studying paintings and tapestries that describe how life was lived at that time.

At the Viking Ship Museum we have five original ships from the viking age, found in Roskilde Fjord where they were submerged for more that a thousand years. These ships tell us a lot about the vikings, their maritime culture, their society and their crafts. 

On these pages you will find various information about the vikings and their travels, ships and not to forget - about the people themselves.