Visit the Viking Ship Museum

Ships and Vikings at Roskilde

Get right up-close to the Vikings and their fascinating ships in the Viking Ship Museum. Visitors of all ages can enjoy a fun and educational day here. It’s easy to get to the Viking Ship Museum from our hotel in Roskilde:

Visit the world of Vikings

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde lets you experience the life of the Vikings up close, including their crafts and impressive ships. You can marvel at the 1,000 year old ships and their unique tales of drama, war and raids. The museum houses 5 original Viking ships – 2 longships, 2 trading ships and 1 fishing vessel. Walk through the boatyard and see the tools that the Vikings used and watch work being done on the boats. Dress up like a real Viking and board a Viking ship at the jetty. Visit the Viking Ship Hall and try your hand at writing with runes. Visit the museum shop, which sells Nordic products, or taste new Nordic Viking food at 'Snekken'. The museum also features special exhibits, and in the summer you can join us on a trip through the fjord to find out what life was really like for a Viking on board a Viking ship.

Stay at our hotel located in the centre of Roskilde

In 2012, Roskilde was named Denmark’s Best Shopping City. You’ll find bustling city life offering plenty of great shopping. Scandic Roskilde is situated in the middle of beautiful Roskilde Ring Park – not far from local attractions such as Roskilde Cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum.

Have a great time!