About the Danish Vikings

The Vikings were successful traders, explorers and mariners who travelled as far as North Africa and the Caspian Sea.

Denmark has been shaped by Viking history, and here are some of the places you can see this most strikingly. The Viking era spanned several centuries, and the start of the Viking age is dated from AD 793 when Vikings ransacked Lindisfarne Monastery in northeastern England.

Assimilation and settlement war were reasons for a decline in the fighting and raiding, and in 1066 the defeat of Vikings at the Battle of Stamford ended the Viking era. In Jutland, you will find many Viking and Unesco Heritage attractions.

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Popular Vikings attractions in Denmark

In Jelling in Jutland, you find the Jelling Stone of Harald Bluetooth, the document of the embrace of Christianity in Denmark.

See also: Attractions nearby Jelling

Viking monuments like The Viking museum Ladby on Funen show a Viking ship where a Viking chieftain was buried with all his precious possessions.

On Funen, the Glavendrup rune stone has Denmark’s longest Viking inscription. In the same area, the vast ship-shaped Viking burial mounds.

Evidence from the Viking Age is Lindholm Høje, near Aalborg; you can wander around Scandinavia's most significant ancient burial ground. Please take a tour of all of Denmark’s Viking treasures with our Viking trail across the country.


The famous Viking Museum in Roskilde

The most famous Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is located 45 minutes from Copenhagen. The Museum presents ships, seafaring and boatbuilding culture in ancient and medieval times.

See also: Who were the Scandinavian Viking