Sailing trips on Roskilde Fjord
- Climb on board a Viking ship!
Every day from July 4th to August 31st we offer daily sailing trips from the Museum harbor.
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 boats, which are the descendants of the Vikings’ ships. Viking ships were originally used for war, trading, fishing and transport during short every day trips or on longer voyages to foreign shores.
From July 4th to August 31st, we row out on Roskilde Fjord every day with pre-booked corporate groups, school children and international group-visitors – and no doubt we also have an offer that suits you and your group. Take your family or friends with you for a special experience in an historical context, but with modern safety standards.
From July 4th to August 30st we offer daily tours on the Fjord. You can buy your ticket as an addition to the entrance ticket from 10:00 o'clock on the day of the tour. We sell the sailing tickets following the principle 'first-come'. Check the timeslots here.
The Museum’s boat collection of reconstructed Viking ships and other traditional boat types from the North are an integral and active part of our education and outreach program. Our boat builders has built many of the boats at the boatyard and a sailing trip is the perfect way to complete your visit.
Find out more by following the links below or call our booking office. They will help you arrange the perfect event.
Unique experiences at sea
See the film about sailing with the Viking ship, ‘Kraka Fyr’ on Roskilde Fjord in celebration of ‘Nature Day’ (in Danish language)...
Covid-19 information in connection with boat trips:
In order to take good care of our guests, we provide good space in the boats. There will be a 2 meters distance between the participants and therefore there will only be space for 9 people in each boat.
If you visit the museum in a group of close acquaintanceses or family, where you do not normally keep distance between you, you can be up to 15 people in a boat.
Oars, rails, seats, life jackets, etc. are washed off between each sailing, and a distance of 2 meters is kept between everyone on board during the entire sailing trip. Unfortunately this means that our employees cannot offer physical assistance with boarding, rowing, etc., and we do not have the opportunity to set sail.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer special conditions for people with disabilities: You have to be able to row yourself, and because of the distance requirement, our staff is unable to help guests boarding the boat.
Experience how it was to be on board a Viking Ship. The Viking Ship Museum offers exclusive sailing trips for companies, associations and other groups from May 1st. to September 30th.