Viking Denmark Itinerary
Visit the Danish Prehistory Collection of The National Museum in Copenhagen and see the amazing viking age finds. The viking age lasted from 800 to 1050AD, and made quite a mark on the Danish self perception.
The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde displays 5 viking ships which were brought up from the bottom of the Roskilde Fjord in the 1960'ies. In the harbor at the Museum Island are replicas of the viking ships on display in the museum as well as similar ships from the Faroe Islands and Iceland. Experience the viking ships and get a sense of the impressive ships firsthand.
The Trelleborg Viking Fortress was built in 980-981 AD and was one of the largest viking settlements of the time with some 500 vikings living and working there. Trelleborg is located just West of Slagelse on Western Zealand, at the confluence of two small rivers that were the main roads of the area at the time, a few kilometers inland from The Great Belt in order to hide its presence from enemies.
The Ladbyskib is a viking chieftain burial site at the village of Ladby, West of Kerteminde on Funen, complete with viking ship and all the equipment and livestock every viking needs when going to Valhalla.
Denmark's first town, Ribe, was also Denmark's first and largest viking town during the viking age, located in Southwestern Jutland. Visit the Viking Museum and learn how they lived.
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