Summer sailing trips on Roskilde Fjord

Every day until 30 September, visitors to the museum can enjoy a very special sailing experience on Roskilde Fjord.

At the Viking Ship Museum you can go directly from the encounter with the 1000 year old original viking ships on exhibit in the Viking Ship Hall to the Museum Harbour where you can go on a sailing trip in one of the viking ships' direct decendants - the traditional nordic wooden boats - which now 1000 years later are still built according to the same principles and methods as used by the vikings.

And Yes - we also use the very same energy source to move forward - oars and sail and the muscle power of the crew.

On the sailing trip you can experience what it was to be a Viking on board of one of the Viking Ship Museum's traditional Nordic boats, which are the direct descendents of Viking ships. Everyone on board takes part in rowing, setting the sail and other 'sailor's work'.

  • The trip takes approx. 1 hour, including handing out life jackets and an introduction to the ship and rowing technique.
  • As a participant, you are part of the ship's crew and will therefore participate actively on board by rowing and setting sail.
  • Every sailing trip is lead by an experienced sailing instructor.

Sailing trips

Timeschedule is updated every Friday

Departures may be cancelled. The number of daily departures depend on the weather, and there is no guarantee that everyone interested can get a seat on the wanted departure.


Week 21

Before noon

Afternoon

Friday 24/5

11:30,

12:40, 13:30

Saturday 25/5

11:30,

12:40, 14:30

Sunday 26/5

11:30,

12:40, 14:20


Week 22

Before noon

Afternoon

Monday 27/5

11:00,

12:40, 13:50

Tuesday 28/5

11:00,

12:40, 13:50

Wednesday 29/5

11:00,

12:40, 13:50

Thursday 30/5

11:10,

12:20, 13:30

Friday 31/5

11:00,

12:40, 13:50

Saturday 1/6

11:00,

12:40, 13:50

Sunday 2/6

11:00,

12:40, 13:50


Week 23

Before noon

Afternoon

Monday 3/6

11:00,

12:40, 13:50

Tuesday 4/6

11:00,

12:30, 12:40

Wednesday 5/6

11:00,

12:40, 13:50

Thursday 6/6

12:00,

12:20, 13:30

Friday 7/6

11:00,

12:20, 13:50

Saturday 8/6

11:00,

12:20, 13:50

Sunday 9/6

11:00,

12:40, 13:50

Daily sailing trips

Facts: Tickets and booking

Tickets for the daily sailing trips are purchased in the Museum's ticket sales at the Museum Island on a first-come, first-served basis.

The booking can not provide information about the number of tickets available on the day.

Online booking:
If you want to be sure of getting seast on board, it is possible to buy tickets for selected departures online. Tickets are posted by the week, so be aware of the dates.

» Tickets can be purchased online...

Sailing tickets requires purchase of entrance ticket to the Viking Ship Museum.

Price 1 May - 30 June:
Daily sailing: 130 DKK in addition to the entrance fee (per person)

Price 1 July - 30 September:
Daily sailing: 140 DKK in addition to the entrance fee (per person) 

Museum entrance fee (1 May - 20 Oct.):
Adult: 160 DKK
Child: Children under 18 years have free admission
Family ticket: 300 DKK (2 adults + all children under 18 years)

Sailing tickets requires purchase of entrance ticket to the Viking Ship Museum.

Safety

Children on board: 
There are a limited number of seats available for children (between 4 and app. 14 years old) and others who cannot row. Unfortunately, children under the age of four cannot participate. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Weather: We reserve the right to cancel sailing trips if there are an insufficient number of participants or if the weather represents a safety risk. Always bring practical clothing.

Equipment: All sailing trips include a life jacket and an introduction to the ship, rowing and sailing.

Crew: All sailing trips with museum guests are led by one of our experienced sailing instructors and an experienced crew member.

Business and group sailing trips:

» Read more about business visits here...

» Read more about group sailing trips here...

Booking of business and group trips for the upcoming sailing season can be done continuously throughout the winter.