ADVENTURES, LEGENDS AND VIKINGS

They have devastated and looted. Once feared in the world we are now fascinated by this warlike population: The Vikings. The lives and combative pirates are recreated in countless books, films, and series – a trend that is becoming increasingly popular.

This tour starts in Ribe, the oldest town in Denmark. The city, dating back to 8th century was the perfect starting points for raids, and today captivates with its small cozy streets and authentic Danish charm. In the middle of Jutland in Jelling is one of the most significant monuments of the Viking age, the Jelling Stone. Firstly, the tour starts in Aarhus, the second largest city in the country, which is home to the exciting Moesgaard Museum, and from here the journey continues by ferry to Zealand. The last stop on the tour is the city of Roskilde, which boasts the worthwhile Viking Ship Museum. 
 
On this tour you can follow the footsteps of the Vikings in a relaxed way – a cozy and at the same time exciting journey into Denmark’s past!

Duration
7 days/6 nights

Departure
Daily from 15.05 – 15.09 2021

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Day 1: Individual arrival in Ribe
The Viking Age had a great influence on the history and development of Denmark. Ribe, the oldest town in the country has developed from a small village with a market a square in the center to a cozy small Danish town. Fortunately, the town has retained its original charm with it’s cobbled street and majestic cathedral.

Day 2: Ribe, Mandø og Rømø
In the Viking Center in Ribe, you can immerse yourself in the life of the once feared warriors for a day: baking your own flatbread, minting a Ripa silver coin or participating in a warrior training like a real Viking – this is all possible here! Alternatively, a day trip to Mandø or Rømø is recommended.

Day 3: Ribe – Jelling – Aarhus
Shortly before reaching Denmark’s second largest city and European Cultural Capital of 2017, Aarhus a stop in Jelling is recommended to admire the famous Jelling Stone. The rune stone tells the story of Harald Bluetooth, who distanced himself from the Nordic Gods and instead joined the Christian faith. An absolute must for every Viking fan!

Day 4: Discover Aarhus/ Moesgaard Museum
It was not without reason Aarhus was the European Capital of Culture in 2017. Aarhus has such exciting museums such as the open- air museum “Den Gamle By” the art museum AroS, and the Moesgaard Museum. In addition to constantly changing exhibitions at the Moesgaard Museum, you can also learn more about the life of the Vikings. Every year there is also a large Viking gathering that attracts “Vikings” from all over the world. 

Day 5: Aarhus – Trelleborg – Roskilde
Enjoy Aarhus and take a stroll through the stylish Latin Quarter district or the modern harbor front before taking the ferry to Zealand. We recommend a stop in Slagelse to visit the Viking Castle “Trelleborg” built around 981. Continue to Roskilde.

Day 6: Discover Roskilde
For the last day of this tour, dedicated to the Danish ancestors, we strongly recommend visiting the famous Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde. Experience a unique 2-hour journey on a reconstructed Viking wooden ship. A walk through the city and a visit to the Cathedral should not be missed during your stay in Roskilde.

Day 7: Individual Return Journey