The Danish Vikings

Denmark is the spiritual and historical home of the Vikings. Once feared across Europe for their raiding and pillaging, today's Vikings are a peaceful bunch who have traded in their longships for bicycles. Get a taste of the old Viking culture and way of life in Denmark, where you will find several ancient Viking attractions and traces of Viking royalty.

From rune stones and monuments to fortresses and genuine Viking boats, no place in the world has as much Viking heritage as Denmark.

Viking Denmark

Danish Vikings

The merciless ancient Danes that still strike fear into the hearts of people around the world.

Vikings by Tower Bridge in London

Canute the Great: the Anglo-Scandinavian ruler

The relationship between England and Denmark dates back several hundred years, in particular due to the ties created during the Viking age and the reign of King Canute (Cnut) the Great.

Follow the Vikings

Who were the Vikings?

How was the everyday life of the Vikings? What are their stories and legends? And where are their traces today? Read all about this unique era of Danish history. 

Vikings - facts and myths

We all think we know the Vikings, from the stories of raiding and plundering to Norse mythology and those horned helmets. But how much of this is fact, and how much is myth?

Viking fun in Jelling

Viking history comes to life

Nothing connects Brits & Danes more than our common Viking heritage. Bring your children along for a fun filled lesson in the life of the Viking.

A world of Vikings

Once a year in Frederikssund, when the darkness falls, and the stories from the nordic mythology are told live on the open-air stage, you can't help imagining how the vikings lived.

See real Viking long boats up close!

Longships and legends

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 in Lejre.

Mounds and monuments

Aalborg and the surrounding area is packed with Viking heritage, Viking sites and Viking experiences. From burial sites and reconstructed dwelling sto museums, Aalborg is a great destination for the Viking enthusiast.