Follow Skjoldungen on the summer voyage

On this page you can read the reportings Skjoldungen's crew sends home to the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde. The ship departs from Høyanger July 1st and is expected back on September 1st depending on the weather.

The most recent logbook notes are at the top.

Skjoldungen’s voyage from Sognefjord to Roskilde has been temporarily put on hold.

If all had gone to plan, Skjoldungen should have arrived home from Sognefjord on the 17th August – a journey of…

Headwind and high spirits

During the past week, Skjoldungen has sailed from Havstensund to Fisketången. This week's sailing has been…

A Norwegian came by in his fine traditional dinghy to talk - and admire the Skjoldungen. In the inflatable boat is seen Kjetil, who was in Risør to repair his sailboat. Kjetil has previously sailed with the Sea Stallion. Photo and caption: Torben Okkels

Meetings with friendly people - and a Viking ship!

Ships in port meet new people - but the crew would rather go on, on, on ...

Another waiting day in Risør was used…

Sea fare and menu

Everyday life on a Viking ship is somewhat different than it is at home. You sleep where you can and it takes a lot…

Planing in Risør

Skjoldungen is forced to stay in Risør another day, as there is too much headwind and current to get anywhere.…

Blisters and Norwegian prices

Skjoldungen is still in Risør. We do not yet know if they can sail on today or whether they have to stay another…

Back to Risør

After a day of trying to sail towards wind and current, we have returned to Risør. We have been allowed to stay…

Back on the water

Skjoldungen took off from Risø at. 9.45 from after spending two nights. The first night they stayed in a small…

Early departure

Skjoldungen is ready to depart from Kongshavn / Arendal early Tuesday morning. They will be sailing towards…

Skjoldungen has reached Lillesand

After a lovely archipelago-sailing, Skjoldungen has arrived at Lillesand, where they are centrally located in the…