Vikings and heritage in historical Roskilde

Once the capital of Denmark, Roskilde oozes of history and is a must for anyone with a knack for Vikings. With its picturesque location by the fjord and its rich historical heritage, Roskilde is a perfect day trip from Copenhagen only 30 minutes away.


As the only place in the world, you can travel back a thousand years and conquer the waters aboard a viking ship. But the ancient city also offers plenty of top-class contemporary culture with its world-renowned music festival, its museum for pop, rock and youth culture and much more. 

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The Viking Ship Museum

Located in historic Roskilde, a mere 25 minutes from Copenhagen, the Viking Ship Museum offers a unique experience to adults and children alike. A th...

Skjoldungernes Land National Park

Bike, hike and explore this national park rich on scenic, coastal routes, lush forests, bird species and not least fascinating cultural history 30 a m...

Roskilde Festival

Roskilde Festival is the largest cultural festival in Northern Europe. Roskilde Festival is a unique and all-encompassing experience, where music, ev...

Roskilde Cathedral

The magnificent red-brick cathedral with its impressive tall spires is considered one of Denmark’s most important architectural monuments, and it is o...

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