Summer sailing trips on Roskilde Fjord

The sailings have been suspended for this year, but will return again on 1 of May 2023.

Book tickets for the 2023 season now...

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. 50 minutes, including allocation of life jackets and an introduction to the ship and rowing technique.
  • All the participants crew the boat and will have to take an active part in the sailing by rowing.
  • Every sailing trip is lead by an experienced sailing instructor.

Sailing facts

Facts about the boat trips

Tickets are purchased in the museum's ticket sales in the Viking Ship Hall on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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

» Read more about group sailing trips here...

Contact the Booking and hear more about the possibilities:
Phone no .: +45 46 300 253, Monday to Friday: kl. 10:00 - 14:00
E-mail: booking(at)

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.