Meet the boat builders

In the middle of the museum island you will find the boatyard. Here the boat builders build reconstructions of Viking ships and other traditional wooden boats.

The smell of fresh wood tar fills the air and the sound of the boat builder's axe against the oak tree echoes rhythmically across the yard. The experienced boat builders are working on a new Viking ship.

They use the same materials and techniques that the Vikings used 1000 years ago and build with copies of the tools found from the Viking Age. You can follow the work very closely, and the boat builders show the special techniques and are happy to tell you about the work of building Viking ships by hand.

Experience the beautiful craftsmanship at the boatyard every day from 10:00 - 17:00.