Copenhagen to Roskilde: Full Day Viking Tour with Ship Museum

Day Trips & Excursions in Central West Coast

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4.6 out of 5

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Discover the Danish history with a visit to the Viking Ship Museum, the Roskilde Cathedral and Lejre Museum.  At the Viking Ship Museum you will see original Viking ships, which was used to travel to faraway places for war and trade. At the UNESCO listed Roskilde Cathedral you will hear stories about the Viking kings Harald Bluetooth and Sweyn Forkbeard. On the tour you will also visit Lejre Museum, located in the national park Skjoldungernes Land, where you will taste the Viking drink mead. The tour also explores one of the best kept burial chambers from around 3000 BC, Øm Passage Grave.
Join a day dedicated to the Vikings. An English-speaking guide will take you along to all the sights and tell you all you need to know.  At the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde you can really follow the Vikings footsteps, you will learn how they lived and get an insight into the their craftsmanship. At the museum you can also see the beautiful and impressive original ships they used to travel to faraway places. At the remarkable UNESCO listed Roskilde Cathedral, the famous Viking kings of Harald Bluetooth and Sweyn Forkbeard are buried alongside almost 40 Danish kings and queens. The Cathedral is one of the earliest examples of gothic architecture in Northern Europe and you will hear stories of how Sweyn Forkbeard conquered England as well as tales of Harold Bluetooth. You will not only follow in the footsteps of the Vikings, you will be at the cradle of Danish civilization in Lejre, one of the most important power centers during the Viking Era and Iron Age dating from 500-1000 AC and home to a unique complex of long houses. At Lejre Museum, located in the national park Skjoldungernes Land, you will learn about ferocious myths, and taste a glass of the legendary Viking drink mead, which legend has it “he who drinks mead is ensured eloquence and knowledge”.

What’s included

  • Comfortable minicoach with a toilet
  • Driver/guide in English
  • Mead tasting

What’s not included

  • Gratuities