Roskilde - Vikings and Royalty


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Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Danish (fluent), Norwegian (advanced)

a day trip to quaint, historic Roskilde town with your private guide

Roskilde is a charming town with historical houses and a market place - the centre since the Middle Ages. In many regards, Roskilde is like most towns in Denmark (and thus gives a good idea about what life in this country is like) but soon you will see the Roskilde Cathedral and everything changes. This structure is a unique blend of architectural styles from more than 800 years which is just one of the reasons it is UNESCO World Heritage.

Roskilde also holds another incredibly special sight - The Viking Ship Museum. Here we get to see the remnants of the actual ships sailed by Vikings during the 11th Century. They were excavated during the 1960s and the ships (+ all the people studying them!) have taught us much about the Viking era.

A private tour of the former capital of Denmark, Roskilde gives a great insight into the history of the forming country and relations to the surrounding world.

Please check my availability; if I am free I am be happy to design this tour for your group.


We will board our local train taking us from Copenhagen to Roskilde. From the station we will walk through the town towards the Cathedral.

After visiting the Cathedral, we will walk down hill to the former harbour where the Viking Ship Museum is located.

Depending on how thorough you wish to be at the two main sights, we could spend a bit more time walking around the historical town.

Since the Cathedral is an active church, the itinerary might have to be changed according to their schedule.

Whether we take a bus or walk back to the station is up to you and the time table!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Either we meet at the Central Station (Hovedbanegaarden) under the clock, which is the general meeting point there.

Or I will come pick you up at you hotel - just let me know!

End location: The Central Station, your hotel, or anywhere previously agreed upon.

Drop off at Oceankaj Cruise Terminal is subject to taxi fee.

Duration: 6 hours


We will take the train to Roskilde and walk around.

What’s Included

Guiding and recommendations are included in this tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

85 DKK - Appr. 85 Danish Kroner pr person for train tickets (I will purchase the cheapest option beforehand).

What’s Extra

60 DKK for The Roskilde Cathedral entrance.

130 DKK for the Viking Ship Museum entrance.

Food, beverages, shopping.


Under Danish law, I cannot act as driver while guiding. I can arrange transport + driver or use public transport and/or taxis for tours.

A Recent Review of this tour

Sofie did a great job with this tour. She met us at our hotel and led us on an outstanding cultural and historical tour of the Vikings and Denmark. We loved Roskilde and the Viking museum. You don't want to miss this opportunity. Thank you Sofie for a wonderful day.
Karen Durtschi

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