Coming of the Vikings

Denmark is the spiritual and historical home of the Viking. Once feared across Europe for their raiding and pillaging, today's Vikings are a peaceful bunch who have traded in their longships for bicycles. But if you want to get a taste of the old Viking culture and way of life, come to Denmark! 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

All of Denmark is bursting with great viking experiences throughout the year. No place in the world has as much Viking heritage as Denmark. 

Ancient monuments, mystic runestones, stunning longships, open-air life-size villages, burial mounds, mesmerising museums and much, much more. Wherever you go, there's something for the viking in you!

How to get to Denmark

The world’s longest Viking ship wreck

Viking events

On the trail of the vikings

Viking attractions

Viking markets

The Vikings are back in London!

'Follow the Vikings' is a collection of ten small educational pieces on Vikings. The ten pieces are all linked with historical Viking sites in Denmark and therefore allows you to both figuratively and literally follow the Vikings. 

Ribe is Scandinavia's oldest town with a Viking history that can be traced back to around 710 AD. Today the city houses several indoor and outdoor Viking exhibitions and a holiday resort. Come to Ribe and have a go at being a Viking for a day!

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.

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

A mark of a 1000 years of history

2013 - we are marking the arrival of Danish Vikings at the English shores exactly 1000 years ago. Viking King Forkbeard and his son Canute came and drove out Ethelred the Unready - this was the beginning of our English-Danish shared ancestry.


Now - explore further a history beyond imagination and be inspired to plan your own Viking journey in Denmark.


A 1000 year marking of the Danish Vikings

The western part of Sealand 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.

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.

2013 - we are marking the arrival of Danish Vikings at the English shores exactly 1000 years ago. There will be a number of exciting Viking events in the UK throughout 2013. We kick-started a year of celebration at the Jorvik Viking Festival.

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. Here is a list of the must-see Viking attractions.

The Viking heritage in Scandinavia is rich and widespread.  Viking Trips aims to be a future international hub for the latest archaeological finds, offers on Viking trips, museum exhibitions, festivals, competitions, and other Viking related initiatives.

Viking Invest

Go on a Viking trail with Best Served Scandinavia. From Roskilde Viking Ship Museum to Trelleborg fortress and Lejre. Book now with Best Served Scandinavia on 02078385956 or


Best Served Scandinavia

Scenic self-drive tour

At your own pace around Denmark staying in Manor houses and Inns taking in your choice of historical sites on the way


Taber Holidays

Taking the car to Denmark? Until September 29th DFDS offers a direct ferry route between Harwich and the Danish city of Esbjerg

It is easy to get to Denmark. You can fly to four different airports and takes about one an a half hour. Or take the ferry from Harwich to Esbjerg.

All Danhostel hostels offer nice, private rooms, breakfast buffet and a relaxed atmosphere

Small hand-picked inns, hotels, castles and manor houses in Denmark which are extremely charming, warm and welcoming


Small Danish Hotels