Follow the voyage - maybe we’ll come to a harbour near you!
Sunday 21st July, Sea Stallion will begin a three week long voyage round Sjælland, with a course set towards Copenhagen.
The 30 meter long warship with its crew of 60, will sail together with Viking ship ‘Aslak’ from Lyndby and the medieval ship ‘Agnete’ from the The Medieval Centre in Nykøbing Falster. The three ships will leave the Viking Ship Museum’s harbour at 11:00, to set sail for their next harbour on Orø and later visiting Rørvig, Kalundborg and Korsør which the ships will reach on the 31st July.
Course set for Copenhagen and the National Museum’s Viking market
From here, the world’s largest Viking ship reconstruction and its crew of 60 volunteers will set course for Copenhagen and are due to arrive there on the 10th August. The world-famous ship will be welcomed by Copenhagen’s Lord Mayor, Frank Jensen, at Nordre Toldbod, where you can visit the ship every day up to and including the 15th August, after which it moves into the Frederiksholm Canal.
This will be the first time Sea Stallion has ever visited Denmark’s capital. The ship is coming to Copenhagen to take part in the National Museum’s large Viking market, taking place in the streets around the Frederiksholm Canal from the 17th – 18th August.
Everywhere Sea Stallion docks, the public will be invited to the ‘open ship’, where they can get close to life on board and experience the ship that undertook the dramatic sailing from Roskilde to Dublin in Ireland and back again in 2007 – 08. The ship will also bring a mobile exhibition, exciting stories and a series of ‘try it yourself’ Viking activities for children.
Follow the voyage on the website
From the moment Sea Stallion casts off the last mooring lines in the Museum harbour on the 21st July and until the ship docks at Toldboden in Copenhagen on the 10th August, you can follow the voyage online at the Viking Ship Museum’s website.
The ship is equipped with communications equipment that makes it possible to follow the ship’s journey through data about its course, speed and position. The data is sent from the ship to the website via satellite ca. every 15 minutes. Museum curator and crewmember on Sea Stallion, Louise Henriksen, will be writing a travel log about life on board during the sailing.
So join us – maybe we’ll come to a harbour near you!