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.

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Top Danish Viking Sites

The Viking Ship Museum

The Viking Ship Museum

The most famous Viking Ship Museum in Denmark you will find in Roskilde located 45 minutes from Copenhagen.

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Vikingmuseum Ladby

Vikingmuseum Ladby

Visit the only Viking ship in the world, still placed in the burial mount, where it was placed 1000 years ago.

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Trelleborg Viking Fortress

Trelleborg Viking Fortress

Near Slagelse in West Zealand you can experience the Viking Age in the Viking fortress of Trelleborg.

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The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments are one of Europe’s finest Viking Age monuments on the Unesco Heritage list in Denmark.

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The Museum Ribes Vikinger

The Museum Ribes Vikinger

Discover a lot about the Danish Vikings through the Viking Age of Ribe

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Ribe VikingeCenter

Ribe VikingeCenter

In Ribe you can travel back 1000 years in time to when the Vikings ruled Ribe, called Ripa.

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The Vikings in Aalborg

The Vikings in Aalborg

Welcome to one of the best preserved Viking attractions in the Nordic countries.

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Viking Museum in Aarhus

Viking Museum in Aarhus

Aarhus is one of the oldest cities in Denmark, and the history goes back to the 8 century.

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The National Museum

The National Museum

The National Museum in Copenhagen is one of Denmark`s most visited museums.

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Historical and Cultural Sites in Denmark

Kronborg “Hamlet” Castle

Kronborg “Hamlet” Castle

Drama and history are gathered in one place at Kronborg "Hamlet" Castle.

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The Museum of National History

The Museum of National History

The museum offers a chronological collection including portraits, historical paintings, furniture and art industry.

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The Funen Village Museum

The Funen Village Museum

The Funen Village is a Danish open-air museum located Odense. Here you can see 25 buildings most of which date to the 18th and 19th century.

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Nyhavn

Nyhavn

Take a walk through historic Nyhavn with the many beautiful historic houses. Hans Christian Andersen, the famous Danish author, lived here and got inspiration to write many of his famous fairy tales. Today Nyhavn has enjoyable cozy restaurants and cafes, and especially in the summer Nyhavn is a hit for both locals and many tourists.

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Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli is the second oldest amusement park in the world with amusements, green oases, gourmet food, events, concerts and much more

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Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle

In Rosenborg Castle, you are invited to take an incredible journey back in time.

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The Old Town Museum

The Old Town Museum

The old city of Aarhus is a National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture.

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The National Museum

The National Museum

The National Museum in Copenhagen is one of Denmark`s most visited museums.

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Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen is the residence of the Danish Parliament and the Supreme Court.

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The Viking Ship Museum

The most famous Viking Ship Museum in Denmark you will find in Roskilde located 45 minutes from Copenhagen.
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Vikingmuseum Ladby

Visit the only Viking ship in the world, still placed in the burial mount, where it was placed 1000 years ago.
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Trelleborg Viking Fortress

Near Slagelse in West Zealand you can experience the Viking Age in the Viking fortress of Trelleborg.
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The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments are one of Europe’s finest Viking Age monuments on the Unesco Heritage list in Denmark.
Read more

The Museum Ribes Vikinger

Discover a lot about the Danish Vikings through the Viking Age of Ribe
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Ribe VikingeCenter

In Ribe you can travel back 1000 years in time to when the Vikings ruled Ribe, called Ripa.
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The Vikings in Aalborg

Welcome to one of the best preserved Viking attractions in the Nordic countries.
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Viking Museum in Aarhus

Aarhus is one of the oldest cities in Denmark, and the history goes back to the 8 century.
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The National Museum

The National Museum in Copenhagen is one of Denmark`s most visited museums.
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Bork Vikingehavn

How did the Vikings live? And how did they travel around? Take a journey 1000 years back in time!
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About the Vikings

Heritage Sites in Denmark