Experience the beautiful Roskilde Fjord from a Viking ship. Foto: Werner Karrasch
Experience the beautiful Roskilde Fjord from a Viking ship. Foto: Werner Karrasch

Daily summer sailing trips on Roskilde Fjord

From May 1st to september 30th

Experience what it was like to be a Viking on board 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. 

From 1st May to 30th September, you can sail out on Roskilde Fjord every day. There are 1 – 2 sailing trips every day of the week. During the Danish summer holiday there are 9-11 sailing trips a day. Find information on departure times at the information desk or in our calendar. 

» Take a look at our calendar here.. 

From July 2nd - September 2nd we offer daily 1,5 hour-long trips in a Faroese Teinaering with room for 20 rowers in addition to the traditional one-hour trips.

Boat trips - facts and good to know

The Viking Ship Museum offers daily summer-sailings from May 1st - September 30th.

The hour-long trip takes approx. 50 minutes and the 1,5 hour-long trip takes aprox. 80 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, including rowing out of the harbour, setting the sail and perhaps also manning the rudder. Every sailing trip is lead by an experienced sailing instructor. 

1 hour-long trip: 110 DDK in addition to the standard admission charge.
1,5 hour-long trip: 160 DKK in addition to the standard admission charge. 

How to buy:
Sailing tickets can be purchased at the ticket office at the Museum entrance on the day of the sailing.
A smaller selection of our sailing trips can be booked in advance:
Buy your sailing trip here (price includes entrance ticket to the Viking Ship Museum)... 

Children on board: 
There are a limited number of places available for children (between 4 and ca. 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. 

We reserve the right to cancel sailing trips if there are insufficient numbers or if the weather represents a safety risk. Always bring practical and waterproof clothing.