On the trail of the Vikings
Once the capital of Denmark, Roskilde oozes of history and is a must for anyone with a knack for Vikings. With its picturesque location by the fjord and its rich historical heritage, Roskilde is a perfect day trip from Copenhagen only 30 minutes away.
As the only place in the world, you can conquer the waters like a viking aboard a viking ship. The annual Viking Festival is another way to travel back a thousand years. But the ancient city also offers plenty of top-class contemporary culture with its world-renowned music festival, its museum for pop, rock and youth culture and much more.
The Viking Ship Museum lies on beautiful Roskilde Fjord and contains five completely reconstructed Viking longboats, built from salvaged wrecks from the Fjord itself. See their film telling the fascinating story of the salvage and restoration.
You can also climb aboard a Viking ship to sail along the fjord. Kids love Roskilde Cathedral's animated clock where St. George charges the dragon on the hour. New is the PIXL PARK a digitally enhanced playgournd where movement triggers sound and light affects.
Of course, not to mention the Roskilde Festival held in late June each year - the biggest rock festival in Europe each summer.