Get to know the Vikings
The Vikings were successful traders, explorers and mariners who travelled as far as North Africa and the Caspian Sea.
Denmark has been shaped by Viking history and here are some of the places you can see this most strikingly. The Viking era spanned several centuries, and the start of the Viking age is dated from AD 793 when Vikings ransacked Lindisfarne Monastery in northeastern England.
Assimilation and settlement war reasons for a decline in the fighting and raiding and in 1066 the defeat of Vikings at the Battle of Stamford ends the Viking era. In Jutland, you will find many Viking and Unesco Heritage attractions.
Popular Vikings attractions in Denmark
In Jelling in Jutland, you find the Jelling Stone of Harald Bluetooth which is the document of the embrace of Christianity in Denmark.
Viking monuments like The Viking museum Ladby on Funen, which shows a Viking ship in which a Viking chieftain was buried with all his precious possessions. Also on Funen the Glavendrup rune stone, which displays Denmark’s longest Viking inscription? In the same area the vast ship-shaped Viking burial mounds.
Evidence from the Viking Age is Lindholm Høje, near Aalborg; you can wander around the biggest ancient burial ground in Scandinavia. Take a tour of all Denmark’s Viking treasures, with our Viking trail across the country.
The famous Viking Museum in Roskilde
The most famous Viking Ship Museum you will find in Roskilde located 45 minutes from Copenhagen. The Museum presents ships, seafaring and boatbuilding culture in ancient and medieval times.