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!
Find the Viking in you!1/8
Experience the history of the Vikings2/8
Ribe Viking Centre3/8
Trelleborg VIking Market4/8
Viking moot at Moesgaard5/8
Children playing Viking games (visitdenmark.com)6/8
Ribe Viking Centre7/8
Ribe Viking Centre8/8
We all think we know the Vikings, from the stories of raiding and plundering to Norse mythology and those horned helmets. But how much of this is fact, and how much is myth?
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.
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.
The merciless ancient Danes are still roaming around in West Zealand!