The Vikings were a seafaring people. Their well-designed, infamous longships caused terror across the world from Northern Europe to the Black Sea, - even North America! If you want to learn more about the notorious longships and the people who built them, here's some inspiration for you.
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The Vikings were more than simply a raiding and pillaging people. They had highly developed social, religious and commercial structures and were just as adept at farming as raiding.
Bring your family to Denmark and live out your wildest Viking fantasies with your loved ones. Learn about the history of the Nordic raiders through play and interactive events that are fun for all ages. Here's a guide to Viking fun for your family.
There's a little bit of Viking in all of us. Young and old, we all share a fascination with the Vikings, their history and their way of life. So whether you want to try your hand at Viking life or immerse yourself in Viking history and culture, Denmark offers it all.
If you want to drink a coffee with like-minded people, chat with your friends over a cocktail or two or simply party into the early hours, Denmark has plenty of venues and events that cater just for you. Here's a guide to some of the best LGBT cafés, bars and nightclubs in Denmark.
Aalborg and the surrounding area is packed with Viking heritage, Viking sites and Viking experiences. From burial sites and reconstructed dwellings to museums, Aalborg is a great destination for the Viking enthusiast.
The western part of Zealand is packed with Viking experiences. The area has great outdoor attractions with genuine Viking heritage, including a Viking-age fortress and the beautiful Åmosen Nature Reserve.
In East Denmark we have UNESCO World Viking Heritage and other world class Viking attractions with plenty of Viking fun for both families and hard-core history enthusiasts alike.
The Viking age
No matter where you go in Denmark, you are not far from Viking history.
The country is scattered with Viking burial sites, fortresses, and indoor and outdoor museums.
Here you can read more about the various Viking sites in Denmark to help plan your next Viking raid!
Ribe is not only Denmark’s but also Scandinavia's oldest town. Ribe's Viking history can be traced back to around 710 AD, when it was a thriving market place by the Ribe River.
Jelling is located in East Jutland and boasts some of Europe’s most prominent Viking Age monuments, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Jelling is a perfect place to learn about Viking royalty and Viking life.
Denmark has a wide variety of world-class museums and there is something for all ages and interests. Whether you like history, art, nature or science, there's a museum for you. Here's a list of some of the more popular Danish museum attractions to get you started.
Shopping, sightseeing, eating, partying... you can do it all in 48 hours in Copenhagen.
Make Christmas shopping a memorable experience this year, with a trip to one of Denmark's atmospheric Christmas markets. From November onwards, Denmark explodes with magical Christmas markets.
You won't run out of fun things to do in Denmark over the Christmas season. As well as the wealth of unique Danish Christmas events and attractions, such as Tivoli Christmas Market, many of Denmark's most-popular attractions are open for indoor and outdoor entertainment.
Public holidays during the Christmas period
During the Christmas period, Denmark observes national public holidays on 25 and 26 December, as well as 1 January.
Getting to Copenhagen
Copenhagen Airport is modern, efficient and best of all, you can go from airport arrivals to the centre of town in less than 15 minutes!
It can be hard to explain the Danish word 'hygge' (sounds a bit like 'hooga'). Roughly it translates to coziness, but that definition doesn’t quite cover it.