Spring at the Viking Ship Museum

From the 1st of May to 24th of June 2022, the Viking Ship Museum offers a lot of exciting activities and experiences on land and water for the whole family....And when the school holidays start, there will be even more things to experience and take part in during the summer.

Historically good experiences

The Museum is the only place in the world where you can experience seeing 1000-year-old Viking ships, and then go directly out to the Museum harbor, where the full-scale reconstructed Viking ships lie moored at the quayside. The Viking Ship Museum invites its guests to take part in unique sailing trips with either Viking ships or traditional Nordic Clinkerbuilt boats, which are the descendants of the Vikings’ ships.

The boatyard is the heart of the Museum Island

Visit the Boatyard at the Museum Island where our boat builders are reconstructing Viking ships and other traditional wooden boats. The smell of fresh wood tar fills the air and the sound of the boat builder's axe against the oak tree echoes rhythmically across the boatyard.

The Viking Ship Hall is the buzz of history

The Viking Ship Museum is built around the almost 1000-year-old Viking ships, which are exhibited in the large Viking Ship Hall with the fjord as a direct background – a most spectacular view.

New Nordic Viking Food

When hunger strikes, we have lunch areas both indoor and outdoor. You can also choose to enjoy a delicious lunch prepared according to the principles of New Nordic Viking Food in Café Knarr, or perhaps just a good cup of coffee and cake or cold drinks while enjoying the view and the environment on the museum island.

Welcome to historically good experiences!

Read more about all that awaits you at the Viking Ship Museum below.

Spring activities

Sailing trips

Join one of the daily sailings from 1st of May - 30st of September and experience what it was like to be a Viking on board one of the Viking Ship Museum's traditional Nordic boats.

Guided tour in english

Join us on an English guided tour in the Viking Ship Hall, focusing on the five original Viking ships from Skuldelev.

The tour is at 13:00-13:45 every day.

The activity is free when entrance tickets for the museum has been purchased.

'Build a boat' workshop

The popular public workshop 'Build a boat', gives creative children and adults the opportunity to test their boat building skills.

Every weekend until the summer holidays.

The activity is free when entrance tickets for the museum has been purchased.

Guided tour in danish

Join us on a Danish guided tour in the Viking Ship Hall, focusing on the five original Viking ships from Skuldelev.

The tour is only weekends at 11:00-11.45 until school holidays begin end June.

The activity is free when entrance tickets for the museum has been purchased.

Help Astrid to solve the MuseumMystery

The MuseumMystery is a digital game that takes you around the Viking ships and through the story of the Vikings' wild journeys.

You play the MuseumMystery via the 'Useeum' app, which you can download to your smartphone in App Store or Google Play.

Every day during opening hours.

Audio Guide

Imagine if Viking ships could talk. What would they say?

A dramatised audio adventure takes children and adults back to the days when Viking ships sailed the seas...

Download the museum app 'Useeum' and listen to the stories.