In the Viking Ship Hall the permanent exhibition tells the story of the ships as well as the history of the Nordic maritime adventures; whilst outside the Museum Harbour holds a large collection of more than 50 traditional Nordic wooden boats and reconstructed Viking ships. During the summer months visitors can meet the craftsmen who have built and maintain the vessels and try their hand at maritime trades such as rope making and sail aboard a Viking longboat on Roskilde Fjord.
Surrounding the Roskilde Fjord the Skjoldungernes Land National Park combines salt meadows, islands and islets where unique flora and fauna thrive and visitors can enjoy the simple pleasures of hiking and camping in the ancient deciduous forest; follow mountain bike trails or take a refreshing dip in the pristine waters of Avnsø Lake.
The area is filled with reference to ancient Danish history. Such as the legend of the Norse God Odin who sent Denmark's first king, King Skjold, to the area. His name is the basis of the ancient Danish kings who are known as Skjoldungerne (i.e children of Skjold). The epic old English poem, Beowulf is set in the Skjoldungernes Land and tells the story of how Beowulf came to visit an ancient Danish king in the area.
In collaboration with VisitFjordlandet.