Viking Denmark

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.

The merciless ancient Danes that still strike fear into the hearts of people around the world.

Experience as much Viking as possible while you are in Denmark! Here's a suggested itinerary to inspire you and give you ideas for your Danish Viking adventure!

East Sealand is steeped in Viking history and the region is packed with great  Viking experiences from genuine Viking ship exhibitions to open-air museums.

Know your Vikings!

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?

Ribe is Scandinavia's oldest town with a Viking history that can be traced back to around 710 AD. Back then Ribe was an international trade hub, today the Ribe is home to several indoor and outdoor Viking exhibitions and a holiday resort.

Planning your raid

So you're ready to head out for the seasonal raiding and pillaging in true Viking style?


No matter where you go in Denmark, you'll always be near a piece of Viking history.

Burial sites, museums, markets, fortifications - Denmark is one big Vikings site!

There is something going for all the family all year round. Get inspiration and plan your trip here.

The National museum is hosting a major exhibition on Vikings in 2013. The exhibition focuses on the core period of the Viking Age, from the late 8th century to the early 11th century. For the first time ever the largest Viking ship ever found is put on display.