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Archaeological findings in the Frederikssund area tell suggest that people have lived here since the earliest stone age. Immerse yourself in Viking history for a day with fun attractions and sights at the Viking World!

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.

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.

Take a journey with the Vikings

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.

Copenhagen history

Copenhagen is rich in history.

Viking event, Vikings fighting, Moesgaard beach

The Viking age

 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.

Shopping, sightseeing, eating, partying... you can do it all in 48 hours in Copenhagen.

Discover your Danish heritage


Aalborg: Denmark's laid-back city


The city of Aalborg offers something for everyone, regardless of interests and budget. The harbour is a buzzing new area of cultural attractions, including the Utzon Centre, and a great place to walk and take in views of the city.


At the heart of Denmark

  1. Stride out on Denmark’s widest beach on the holiday island of Rømø
  2. See history come alive at the annual ring riding festival in Sønderborg, a medieval jousting sport enjoying a revival
  1. Visit Bornholm’s four impressive round churches
  2. Walk the stunning, white-sand beach at Dueodde 
  3. Cycle around the island on disused railway cycle routes
  4. Taste delicious smoked fish in the picturesque towns of Svaneke and Gudhjem
  1. Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens
Man Meets the Sea Esbjerg
  1. Feel the power of the North Sea on West Jutland’s wind-swept beaches.
  1. Lose yourself in the rolling heathlands of Djursland’s National Park
  2. Spend an exciting weekend in Aarhus, Denmark’s second city
  3. Cycle or hike the many, varied trails of The Lake District
  1. Wonder at Egeskov Castle, Europe's best preserved Renaissance moat castle
  2. Explore the cathedral city and birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense
  3. Go island hopping in the South Funen Archipelago
  4. Visit the quaint cobbled town of Ærøskøbing 


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