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.
Bring your family to Denmark and live out your wildest Viking fantasies with your loved ones. Learn about the history of the Nordic raiders through play and interactive events that are fun for all ages. Here's a guide to Viking fun for your family.
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.
Denmark has long been a tolerant and relaxed country for both the Danish and international LGBT communities.
If you want to drink a coffee with like-minded people, chat with your friends over a cocktail or two or simply party into the early hours, Denmark has plenty of venues and events that cater just for you. Here's a guide to some of the best LGBT cafés, bars and nightclubs in Denmark.
Copenhagen is rich in history. The Danish capital was officially founded in 1167 by Bishop Absalon, but research suggest that the location was inhabited already in the late Viking age. Copenhagen was a busy and strategically important merchant city throughout the medieval period where it controlled much of the lucrative trade and traffic to and from the Baltic Sea.
Aalborg and the surrounding area is packed with Viking heritage, Viking sites and Viking experiences. From burial sites and reconstructed dwellings to museums, Aalborg is a great destination for the Viking enthusiast.
The western part of Zealand is packed with Viking experiences. The area has great outdoor attractions with genuine Viking heritage, including a Viking-age fortress and the beautiful Åmosen Nature Reserve.
Just outside of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand we have UNESCO World Viking Heritage and other world class Viking attractions with plenty of Viking fun for both families and hard-core history enthusiasts alike. Go sailing on a real Viking ship from Roskilde, learn a trick or two from a Viking in combat at the Viking fortress Trelleborg and you may even bump into legendary hero Beowulf in the Land of Legends.
No matter where you go in Denmark, you are not far from Viking history. The country is scattered with Viking burial sites, fortresses, and indoor and outdoor museums. THere you can read more about the various Viking sites in Denmark to help plan your next Viking raid!
Whether you are in the market for Viking replica outfits or jewelry, or you just want to immerse yourself in a bit of history, Viking markets are perfect places to visit.
Ribe is not only Denmark’s but also Scandinavia's oldest town. Ribe's Viking history can be traced back to around 710 AD, when it was a thriving market place by the Ribe River.
Ribe grew throughout the Viking Age to become a bustling city with international trade connections attracting craftsmen and traders from across the world. Excavations in and around Ribe have recovered numerous unique archaeological remnants from this period.
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.
Denmark has a wide variety of world-class museums and something for all ages and interests. You may have heard of ARoS Art Museum in Aarhus, or Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, north of Copenhagen. This guide can introduce you to other great museums worth a visit in Denmark, like Moesgaard Museum and the Museum of National History, tucked inside stunning Frederiksborg Castle. Whether you like history, art, nature or science, there's a Danish museum for you on this list!
Make Christmas shopping a memorable experience this year, with a trip to one of Denmark's atmospheric Christmas markets. From November onwards, Denmark explodes with magical Christmas markets.
You won't run out of fun things to do in Denmark over the Christmas season. As well as the wealth of unique Danish Christmas events and attractions, such as Tivoli Christmas Market, many of Denmark's most-popular attractions are open for indoor and outdoor entertainment. So grab your coat, head out and experience Denmark in the midst of midwinter!