Skjoldungen's voyage 2019: Sognefjord to Roskilde
July 1st - August 17th 2019
This year Skjoldungens summer voyage is a little different. First of all, the voyage officially starts on July 1st, 2019 in Høyanger, Norway - not in the Viking Ship Museum's habour as usual.
Further more, the journey has a very special purpose; to shine a light on the UNESCO application to get the Nordic Clinker Boat Traditions on the list of intangible heritage og hummanity.
Skjoldungen was built at the Viking Ship Museum's boat yard in 2010-2012 in this particular tradition and is a unique representative and ambassador for this cultural heritage. Skjoldungen will sail along the coasts of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, from the Sognefjord to Roskilde. The voyage will take approx. eight weeks ans Skjoldungen is expected to be back in Roskilde August 17th, 2019.
Here you can follow the ship's journey and learn more about the UNESCO application and the Nordic clinker building traditions.
The clinker-built boat
In 2012, the Viking Ship Museum built Skjoldungen, a reconstruction of Skuldelev 6, in the clinker-built tradition. The Nordic clinker-built boat is an important part of our collective cultural heritage here in Scandinavia. The boats have provided the foundation for Denmark as a seafaring nation through 1,000 years.
The project is supported by:
Kronprins Frederiks og Kronprinsesse Marys Fond
Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorck’s Fond
Ernst B. Sund Fonden