9 things you need to do in Roskilde

You'll trip over history at every turn when exploring the ancient viking city and former capital of Denmark. But the hilly city by the scenic fjord has much more on the menu. We've collected a couple of must-dos.
August 22, 2017

#1 See the final resting place for kings and queens through the last thousand years

Roskilde Cathedral near Copenhagen

Majestically located on the city's peak, the gothic Roskilde Cathedral overlooks the city and the fjord. Read more.

#2 Conquer the waters like a true viking

Sailing a viking ship with The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde 

As the only place in the world, Roskilde Fjord is the scene, as you jump aboard a real Viking ship. See how.

#3 Join Northern Europe's largest music festival

Orange Stage at Roskilde Festival

Roskilde is much more than vikings and is home to one of Europe's biggest music festival which each year draws hundreds of music lovers and party people from all over. Read more.

#4 Enjoy your lunch onboard this old beauty

M/S Sagafjord

The restaurant ship M/S Sagafjord lets you take in your lunch, coffee or dinner with perfect vistas. Departs from Roskilde Harbour, right next to The Viking Ship Museum.  

#5 Rock out at RAGNAROCK

RAGNAROCK museum of pop, rock and youth culture in Roskilde

Head for the brand new and spectacular museum RAGNAROCK which showcases national, historic and contemporary museum and youth culture. Learn more.

#6 Feel the presence of history where ever you go


Especially the cobblestne streets near the cathedral takes you back to medieval times.

#7 Walk among vikings

Roskilde viking festival

Experience the Viking Age first-hand at Roskilde's annual viking festival.

#8 Enjoy the neighbouring national park

Skjuldungernes Land national park near Roskilde

Walk along the fjords in the national park Skjoldungernes Land just west of the city.

#9 Become a viking whiz

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde

The Viking Ship Museum is located right by the shore and boasts five ships, activities for young and old, exhibitions and 1,000 years of history. Read more.

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The annual viking festival in Roskilde

6 ways to live like a Viking

Located just west of Copenhagen is Roskilde, a historical city which also happens to be home to The Viking Ship Museum - and the only place in the world where you can go sailing in an actual Viking ship.