With the sound of the waves and the smell of tar and fresh wood, the Viking Ship Museum is located right by Roskilde Fjord and it is a great visit for anyone with Viking blood in their veins. Here you find plenty of activities, history, atmosphere and a beautiful harbour with traditional, Nordic boats and full size Viking ships.
The Viking Ship Museum focuses on the Vikings’ maritime craftsmanship and their impressive ships and offers you experiences enough for a whole day.
At the Exhibition Hall, you find five original Viking ships that bear witness to war, trade and sea voyages to distant places.
The family Exhibition ‘Climb Aboard’ takes you on a virtual voyage to the open sea where the weather changes from calm breeze to storms, thunder and high seas.
At the Boatyard you can follow the building of a replica Vikingship. The skilled boat builders use the same tools, materials and techniques as the Vikings did 1000 years ago.
In the sailing season -1 May to 30 September - you can step on board a traditional boat, row out into the Roskilde Fjord and set sail!