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

Denmark bursts with great viking experiences and attractions. Nowhere in the world will you find 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!

No matter where you go in Denmark, you are not far from Viking history. Denmark is scattered with hundreds of Viking attractions, ranging from burial sites and fortresses to indoor and outdoor museums. 

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. 

Ribe is Scandinavia's oldest town with a Viking history that can be traced back to around 710 AD. Today the town 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.

Whisk your loved one away this summer and fall in love with Denmark. Scenic rolling landscape and vibrant city life await you, whether by foot, bike or a on a picturesque self-drive holiday. 

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.