Denmark is one of the countries in
Scandinavia that was dominated by the Vikings from the 700s until 1042. During
this time, Denmark was known to be a hardworking and seafaring nation. If you
want to learn more about this fascinating culture, a visit to the Viking sites
is an essential part of your trip to Denmark.
Here are the top 9 Viking places to
- Fyrkat, North Jutland
The Fyrkat is a large Viking fortress that was built by Harald Bluetooth
around 980 AD.
- Jelling Stones, Jutland
Here you can visit two large runic stones. King Gorm erected the first one
around 1000 years ago creating the first written mention of Denmark as a
nation. The second stone, which was erected by Harald Bluetooth, records the
introduction of Christianity to Denmark and the end of the Viking era.
- Ladby Ship, Funen
This amazing attraction in Ladby is the only Viking ship burial site ever
found in Denmark.
- Lindholm Hoje, North Jutland
This quiet and peaceful hillside in North Jutland is full of history. It is
the largest Viking burial ground in Scandinavia with about 700 graves found
here, some dating back as far as the 5th century.
- National Museum, Copenhagen
Why not take a trip to the National
Museum in Copenhagen? The museum has a spectacular collection of Viking
artefacts from Denmark and Scandinavia. Here you can also see the reproduction
of the Jelling stones and the famous Bronze Age Sun Chariot.
- Ribes Vikinger, Jutland
Ribe is the oldest city in Denmark.
It is built on the site of an ancient Viking market and has a lot of
interesting museums not to be missed.
- Ribe Viking Center
Ribe Viking Center is a recreation
of typical Viking life and includes a farm, town and marketplace. At the site,
costumed interpreters tend to the animals, build the town and work at
Viking-age crafts and they are more then willing to help with any enquiries.
- Trelleborg, Sealand
Trelleborg is an old city with a
preserved fortress that was probably built around 980. It is known for the
mathematical precision of its construction.
- Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde
The Vikings were masters at
protecting their towns and this is shown by the event where a cache of Viking
ships was submerged in the fjord beside Roskilde as a trap for would-be
invaders plotting to attack the town. These ships can be seen the main hall of
this museum along with a lot of other exciting information.
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