Summer sailing trips on Roskilde Fjord

Everyday during the summer from 1 May to 30 September 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'.

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.

  • 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.

Daily sailing trips

Facts: Tickets and booking

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

The booking can not inform you of the number of tickets available on the day.

If you want to be sure to get a ticket you can buy a ticket for one of the selected departures sold online.

» Buy the sailing ticket online here..

Daily sailing trip: 130 DKK in addition to admission fee (per person)

Price adult: 160 DKK
Price child:  Children under the age of 18 have free admission
Family ticket: 300 DKK (2 adults + all children under the age of 18)

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

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

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.

Business and group sailing trips:

» Read more about business visits here...

» Read more about group sailing trips here...