Viking Today Magazine

Viking Ships
in Denmark
reconstructed and Viking inspired


Sea Stallion sailing to Ireland


The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde
The Viking Ship Museum
In Roskilde only half an hour from Copenhagen
 The Sea Stallion, Roskilde
Sea Stallion
Roskilde, Denmark
Largest Viking ship in the World
Helge Ask, Viking Ship
Helge Ask
Roskilde, Denmark
The small longship from Skuldelev
Ottar, Viking Ship
Strong enough to cross the Atlantic
Roar Ege
Roskilde, Denmark
First reconstruction from Roskilde
Jelling Orm Viking ship
Jelling Orm
Display ship used several times in movies and tv

Imme Struer
A reconstruction of a Viking ship build in the Middle Age
Sif Ege Viking Ship
Sif Ege
Frederikssund, Denmark
Skuldelev 3 rec.
Freja Byrding, Viking ship
Freja Byrding
Skuldelev 3 reconstruction
from South Jylland

Gokstad replica
in Bork Viking Harbour

True excursion ship for renting - with diesel engine
Røde Orm, Viking Ship
Røde Orm
Excursion ship for renting - smaller than Nidhug
Sebbe Als - Viking ship
Sebbe Als
Handmade Skuldelev 5 reconstruction
Lindheim Sunds
Lindheim Sunds
Skuldelev 5 reconstruction
Imme Gram
Imme Gram
The first reconstruction of the Ladby Ship
Imme Skinfaxe
 Imme Skinfaxe
Skuldelev 3 reconstruction build by boy scouts

Most people have a fairly clear vision of what a Viking ship looks like, but maritime scientists can almost get into a fight, when debating whether a newly built ship may be called a Viking ship or not.

On the following pages, you will find descriptions of ships that meet the demands of most scientists. They are all clinker-built, and have pointed stem and stern. They are driven by a square sail, and have the rudder placed on the side, not astern. Furthermore, they all have a size and shape that makes most people define them as Viking ships.

Some will claim that a Viking ship must be built with cloven planks. Others, on the other hand, will accept a wide range of vessels as Viking ships if they just have a Viking like look.

Many coastal boats are found at Viking Fairs, justifyably acting as Viking ships, although they have the rudder placed astern and represent a later Norwegian type of boats.

You might say: A ship is a Viking ship if it feels so :-)