Daily summer sailing trips on Roskilde Fjord

Everyday during the summer from May 1st to september 30th 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 trips

Boat trips in week 32:
Friday 12/8: 11:00, 12:30, 13:40, 14:50, 16:00
Saturday 13/8: 11:00, 12:30, 13:40, 14:50, 16:00
Sunday 14/8: 11:00, 12:30, 13:40, 14:50, 16:00

Boat trips in week 33:
Monday 15/8: 11:00, 11:20, 12:20, 12:30
Tuesday 16/8: 11:00, 11:20, 14:20, 14:30
Wednesday 17/8: 11:20, 12:50, 14:00
Thursday 18/8: 11:00, 12:30, 13:40
Friday 19/8: 11:00, 11:20, 14:20
Saturday 20/8: 13:00, 14:10, 15:20
Sunday 21/8: 11:00, 12:30, 13:40, 14:50, 16:00

The sailing trips are updated on Fridays.

Departues may be canceled. The number of daily departures depends on the weather, and there is no guarantee that everyone interested can get a seat on the wanted depature.

Sailing facts

Facts about the boat trips

Tickets are purchased in the museum's ticket sales 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..

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)vikingeskibsmuseet.dk

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.