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.
The Vikings - Editorial
The Viking age
Laid back and down-to-Earth
At the heart of Denmark
The perfect location
- Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens
- Experience 1000 years of history at the Viking Ship Museum
- Relax on some of the best beaches in Sealand at Sejerø Bay
- Hike the cliff top trails of the Røsnæs peninsula
- Stand in two seas at once at The Branch, Denmark’s northernmost point
- Uncover the intriguing buried church in the dunes south of Skagen
- Wander round the artistic seaside town of Skagen
The ruined castle
Koldinghus Castle Ruin is a treat in itself, but it also houses some interesting museums, including one dedicated to Danish silver. Just outside Kolding, you’ll find the Trapholt museum, where you can enjoy contemporary art, handicrafts and design.
Denmark’s Birth Certificate
National Museum (Nationalmuseet), Copenhagen
c. 12500 BC - The first hunters inhabit Danish lands.
3900 BC - Basic society built on agriculture and animal husbandry.
400-700 - Urbanisation begins.
866-867 - Viking conquest of York, which becomes the Viking capital of England.