Heritage attractions in North Jutland

Hjerl Hede Open Air Museum – living history

History is brought to life by costumed artisans and interpretive volunteers in more than 100 farms and heritage buildings relocated from the North Jutland heathlands. Open during holiday seasons throughout the year. 

Denmark has more World Heritage Sites than you think!

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Denmark

You can enjoy seven stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Denmark. For a whirlwind tour of Denmark's sites, start at Kronborg Castle, the home of Shakespeare's Hamlet, only an hour north of Copenhagen.

Where in Denmark to see viking boats firsthand

Viking Longships and Legends

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.

Take a look at some of Denmark's best viking sites

Discover Denmark's Viking Heritage

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. Through on-going archaeological research, we're uncovering more and more about the lives behind the myths. Re-discovered jewellery, handicrafts, weapons, clothes and long-ships all help fill the gaps in our knowledge of the Norsemen.

Take a journey with the Vikings

Which Viking are you?

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.

Viking play

medieval food

Medieval food

What did they eat in the Middle Ages? Find out by visiting inns and restaurants serving old nordic food.

the medieval centre_trebuchets

Experience vikings and the Middle Ages

Formidable sword fights, breathtaking knight tournaments, impressive war machines, fascinating viking ships and historical artwork. Find out more about your ancestors - visit one of the many attractions focusing on vikings and the Middle Age.

viking shield helmet

Viking and Middle Age events

Viking markets, knight tournaments and viking ship sailings. There are many possibilities to get close to experiencing the way our ancestors in Zealand and Lolland-Falster  lived.

On holiday in the Land of Legends

What’s a family of the past?

Viking event, Vikings fighting, Moesgaard beach

Vikings - facts and myths

Ladby ship

The Viking age

Runestones, Royalty, and more!

Viking Jelling

 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.

Musikkens hus

Get to know Aalborg!

The Waterfront Aalborg

Aalborg: Denmark's laid-back city

Odense

Odense

Lotzes Garden Odense

At the heart of Denmark

West Zealand highlights

  1. Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens
  2. Experience 1000 years of history at the Viking Ship Museum
Læsø salt

North Jutland highlights

  1. Stand in two seas at once at The Branch (Grenen), Denmark’s northernmost point
  2. Uncover the intriguing buried church in the dunes south of Skagen
  3. Wander round the artistic seaside town of Skagen
Looking for Norsemen action and history? These are the events to attend.

Top Viking Events in Denmark

Denmark is famous around the world as a proud Viking land. There are many places in the country where you can not only visit Viking ruins and monuments, but also take part in thrilling Viking events and re-enactments. So grab a helment and prepare for battle!