May 29 - June 9, 2025

Day 0 (May 29, Thursday)

  • Ideally, arrive in Copenhagen afternoon or evening.
  • Check in at Hotel Imperial Copenhagen

Day 1 (May 30, Friday)

  • Breakfast at Imperial Hotel
  • The tour guide, Svend, will meet you at the hotel in the morning.
    • National Museum in Copenhagen (guided tour)
    • Bus guided tour of Copenhagen
  • Dinner at Madklubben Vesterbro, incl. beverages (near the hotel)
  • Overnight Stay at Hotel Imperial

Day 2 (May 31, Saturday)

  • Breakfast at Imperial, then leave for Roskilde
    • Viking Ship Museum (guided tour)
    • Guided tour in Roskilde City Center
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Comwell Roskilde

Day 3 (June 1, Sunday)

  • Breakfast at Comwell Roskilde
    • Land of Legends, Lejre
  • Drive to Slagelse
    • Trelleborg Viking Fortress (guided tour)
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Villa Gulle Nyborg (Fyn)

Day 4 (June 2, Monday)

  • Breakfast at Hotel Villa Gulle
  • Depart for Schleswig, Germany
    • Hedeby (guided tour)
    • Danevirke (guided tour)
  • Driving to Geniesser Hotel Historischer Krug
  • Dinner at Geniesser Hotel

Day 5 (June 3, Tuesday)

  • Breakfast at Geniesser Hotel
  • Depart for Ribe
    • Ribe Viking Center (guided tour)
  • Driving to Esbjerg
  • Dinner at restaurant Flammen in Esbjerg
  • Overnight stay at Scandic Olympic Hotel

Day 6 (June 4, Wednesday)

  • Breakfast at Scandic Olympic Hotel
    • Bork Viking Harbor, Bork Havn
  • Drive to Struer
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Grand Hotel Struer

Day 7 (June 5, Thursday)

  • Breakfast at Grand Hotel Struer
  • Drive to Fr∅strup in North Jutland
    • T∅mmerby Viking Burial Site, Fr∅strup
  • Lunch stop at Thorupstrand Fiskehus on the North Sea coast
    • Aggersborg Viking Fortress
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Kokkedal Slotshotel in Brovst

Day 8 (June 6, Friday)

  • Breakfast at Kokkedal Slotshotel
    • Lindholm Hills Viking Burial Site
    • Tour Aalborg old town and free time
  • Dinner and 2nd night stay at Kokkedal Slotshotel

Day 9 (June 7, Saturday)

  • Breakfast at Kokkedal Slotshotel
  • Drive to Hobro
    • Fyrkat Viking Museum, Hobro (guided toru)
    • Viking Museum at Aarhus (guyided tour)
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Sophiendal Slotshotel

Day 10 (June 8, Sunday)

  • Breakfast at Sophiendal Slotshotel
    • Kongernes Jelling (Home of the Viking Kings) by Vejle
  • Drive to Ladby on Fyn
    • Viking Museum Ladby (Denmark's only Viking ship burial site) near Kerteminde
  • Drive to Hotel Scandic Front (near Nyhavn) in Copenhagen
  • Dinner in Nyhavn at Nyhavns Faergekro

Day 11 (June 9, Monday)

  • Breakfast
  • Check out and flights out


An educational tour designed and organized by Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI)

This 10-day tour circumnavigates Denmark, all the way from Copenhagen into northern Germany and completely around Jutland, to visit the chief Viking sites and interpretive centers. The journey begins in Copenhagen with the National Museum, the best place to explore Danish history and culture. Then we proceed to Roskilde, nearby on the island of Zealand, the historic seat of Danish kings and queens and the location of the Viking Ship Museum, with its permanent exhibit of five original Viking ships.

We remain in the island of Zealand for Day 3 while visiting the Lejre Land of Legends open-air museum and the impressive Trelleborg Viking Fortress constructed by King Harald Bluetooth in AD 980, before we venture all the way to Schleswig, Germany, on Day 4 to see Hedeby, the key Viking trading city that was active throughout the entire Viking Age. Hedeby's location is strategic, as it linked the Baltic Sea trade routes to the North Sea via a short (9-mile) overland portage. Not far away is another one of our stops, the Danevirke, an ancient system of fortifications, dating back at least to the Iron Age, that may have served also as a shipping shortcut between the Baltic and North seas.

After finishing Day 4 on the German side of the border, we head out on Day 5 to Ribe, Denmark's oldest town, on the North Sea, where we make a stop at the Ribe Viking Center. Here we have a chance to step inside reconstructed Viking buildings and take part in activities that were familiar to Vikings, such as archery and Viking games. Day 5 ends in Esbjerg, Denmark's main port on the North Sea.

Day 6 focuses on Bork Viking Harbor, a living history complex at a place alongside the huge Ringkøbing Fjord that once launched Viking ships into the North Sea. We end this day with a drive to Struer on Limfjord, the long waterway that connects the Baltic and North seas in North Jutland. From here, on Day 7, we venture off the beaten path to Tømmerby Viking Burial Site, a vast Viking cemetery with many single-stone monuments. Then, after a lunch stop at a fish market on the North Sea coast, we visit the impressive Aggersborg Viking Fortress. Aggersborg is the largest of Denmark's Viking ring castles built by Harald Bluetooth, and actually Denmark's largest archaeological feature overall, with an inner diameter of 240 meters. We retire for the night (and the next night!) at Kokkedal Castle in Brovst. This is a real castle dating back to the 14th century, complete with its moat and other original features!

With Kokkedal Castle as our base, we set forth on Day 8 to visit the stunning Lindholm Hills Viking Burial Site. Probably all the the Lindholm burials originally were marked by stones, but many of these were removed in the Middle Ages; despite this, many markers remain. For the remainder of the day, we tour the Old Town of Aalborg and have some relaxing free time.

On Day 9 we drive southward from Kokkendal Castle on the final leg of our journey to visit two outstanding museums. The Fyrkat Museum features another of Harold Bluetooth's ringforts plus a Viking farmstead. The Viking Museum at Aarhus, in Denmark's second-largest city, is a window onto the town originally founded by the Vikings in exactly the same place where the city stands today. Then, after spending the night at Sophiendal Castle (another castle!), we make our way back to Copenhagen on Day 10 via the Kongernes Jelling, the Home of Viking Kings, where Harald Bluetooth and his father, Gorm the Old, installed large stones with runic inscriptions. From this place, Gorm and Harald ruled their kingdom. The interpretive center here in 2021 was named the best tourism project in Europe! It's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Before stopping in Copenhagen, we pay a short visit to the Viking Museum in Ladby, where we can see the only Viking ship burial site in Denmark, along with a complete replica of the Dragon Ship itself in the water alongside the dock.

Dinner on the last night will be at a restaurant in Nyhavn, Copenhagen's most popular and charming destination on a 17th-century waterfront. A great way to finish the tour!

Total Price (double occupancy): $4535 to $5495, depending on the number of participants. Pricing is subject to change and assumes double occupancy; a single lodging fee of $630 will be added.

Registration fee:$2200 to ALI. This amount is included in the total price above. Spots are limited, so register today!

What IS included: All lodging, private ground transportation, all entry fees, archaeologist tour leader, evening lectures, local guide, breakfasts, and dinners.

Costs not included: Air fare to and from Denmark, gratuities for service providers (guides, waiters, drivers, maids), alcoholic beverages, lunches.

Dates: May 29 - June 9, 2025

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Registration deadline: January 28, 2025.

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