Free guided tours

At the Viking Ship Museum, we offer free guided tours, adapted to the season. During the summer season, it is primarily outdoors at the boatyard and at all the reconstructions in the museum harbor. In the winter we move into the Viking Ship Hall, where the 5 original wrecks from the excavation at Skuldelev are exhibited.

The guided tours are conducted by history and archaeology students. Their stories give life to the original ships and put the discovery of the five Skuldelev ships into perspective in relation to the maritime culture of the Viking Age.

Special focus on weekends and holidays in May and June

Spring is full of holidays and short vacations, and therefore we have organized the program so that there are extra activities on weekends and holidays.

Guided tours at 12.00

The spring program offers tours in Danish at the museum island at 12.00, where we will look closer at the museum's 5 reconstructed Viking ships. The ships testify the Viking Age's specialized shipping, war, expeditions and trade, but also the museum's years of work to recreate the Viking Age ships.

'Viking talks' at 13.30

At 13.30 there is 'Viking Talk' - in Danish - where the story is brought to life when our skilled communicators address various topics. The overall theme is ships and royal power, and will change from day to day, where, among other things, 'The Shiny Steel', Royal Power, Women in the Viking Age or The Longship - the Vikings' dragon is told.

Check the calendar and see what happens at the museum and when.

Meeting place: The boatyard
It is free to participate in the tours when you have a ticket for the Viking Ship Museum.

Max. number of guests per tour: first come, first served.
The number of participants per tour is adapted to the current Covid-19 guidelines.

The tours last approx. 45 minutes and can not be reserved in advance.
Groups are advised to book a private tour.

Hygiene measures associated with covid-19:
• Along the way, please spray your hands. If you do not have hand gel with you, the museum's guides will be helpful.
• You will not, as usual, be allowed to touch objects from the guides' teaching bags.
• You will be guided around the museum in accordance with the one-way street.
• Along the way, your group will make stops. If many other guests are in these places, the guide will ask these guests to move away until you are ready to move on.