The Vikings - Editorial


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2. Vikings and the Wadden Sea

World Heritage Sites Denmark

With Unesco's addition of two new sites in July 2015, Denmark now has a total of seven World Heritage Sites.

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.

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.


Aalborg: Denmark's laid-back city


At the heart of Denmark

  1. Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens
Læsø salt
  1. Stand in two seas at once at The Branch (Grenen), Denmark’s northernmost point
Viking events

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!

Ring Riding Festival

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.

The Tollund Man

Museums galore in East Jutland


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