Find the Viking in you!1/9
Experience the history of the Vikings2/9
Ribe Viking Centre3/9
Trelleborg VIking Market4/9
Viking moot at Moesgaard5/9
Children playing Viking games (visitdenmark.com)7/9
Ribe Viking Centre8/9
Ribe Viking Centre9/9
Denmark is the historical and spiritual home of the Viking. Danish ancestors explored, settled, traded and plundered far and wide across the world during the period of history known as the Viking Age.
Once feared in Europe for their raiding and pillaging, today's Vikings are a peaceful bunch who have long since traded in their long ships for bicycles.
But if you want to get a taste of the old Viking culture and way of life, come to Denmark!
What do we really know about the Vikings?
Were they a savage people only intent on plunder?
Did they discover America before Columbus?
Did they wear horned helmets?
The merciless ancient Danes that still strike fear into the hearts of people around the world.
Want to experience as much Viking as possible whilst in Denmark?
Here's a suggested itinerary to give you inspiration and ideas for your Danish Viking adventure!
Go sailing on a real Viking ship from Roskilde, learn a trick or two from a Viking in combat at the Viking fortress Trelleborg and you may even bump into legendary hero Beowulf in the Land of Legends in Lejre.
Ribe is Scandinavia's oldest town with a Viking history that can be traced back to around 710 AD. Today the city houses several indoor and outdoor Viking exhibitions and a holiday resort. Come to Ribe and have a go at being a Viking for a day!