Daily summer boat trips

During the summer season you can join us for a very special experience on Roskilde Fjord, when we combine sailing and Viking Age knowledge.

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. 

Muscle power and Knowledge about the Viking Age

It is an unique experience to set out on Roskilde Fjord with one of our skilled sailing instructors. We use on of the very same energy sources as the Vikings used to move forward - oars and the muscle power of the crew. During the trip, the sailing instructor will tell you about about rowing and sailing in the Viking Age and about the use of the traditional open boat.

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.

Daily summer boat trips 2021

In the summer season the Viking Ship Museum offers daily boat trips on the Fjord. In 2021 we go sailing from Saturday 26th of June until Sunday 31st of August.
The schedule is updated weekly, so check on this page a few days before you visit us.

Boat trips in week 30:
Monday 26th of July: 11:30, 13:00, 14:10, 15:20
Tuesday 27th of July: 11:00, 12:30, 13:40, 14:50
Wednesday 28th of July: 11:00, 12:30, 13:40, 14:50
Thursday 29th of July: 11:00, 12:30, 13:40, 14:50
Friday 30st of July: 11:00, 12:30, 13:40, 14:50
Saturday 31st of July: 11:00, 12:30, 13:40, 14:50
Sunday 1st of August: 11:00, 12:30, 13:40, 14:50

Duration: approx. 50 minutes

Prices: 120 DKK in addition to the entrance fee

Tickets: purchased at the museum's ticket sales on a first-come, first-served basis. The booking cannot state the number of tickets available on the day in advance.

2021 CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19: In 2021, to comply to Covid-19 guidelines from the authorities, we can only sail for oars to keep the given distance between the participants. Due to the distance requirements for physical activity, there may be 9 guests per departure.

Children on board: There are a limited number of places 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.