The Viking Ship Museum
in Roskilde is devoted to the study of Nordic shipbuilding and boatbuilding
culture. It holds five ships recovered from Roskilde harbor. The
museum builds reconstructions of Viking ships using tools and techniques
authentic to the Viking age. In 2004, it launched
the Sea Stallion from Glendalough, a 60-oared, 96 foot long replica of the Skuldelev 2 warship.
Roar Ege (Skuldelev 3), Helge Ask (Skuldelev 5), Ottar
photo (C) The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, 2003
Skuldelev 2, in the foreground, was an ocean-going
warship, probably the type called a 'skeid',
built near Dublin around 1042.
Beyond is Skuldelev 6, probably a 'ferja', built around 1030 for fishing and trading.
A 1/10 scale model of Skuldelev 2. The reproduction,
Havhingsten fra Glendalough (Sea Stallion From Glendalough), was in Dublin at the time.
link to a report of the ship's 2007 voyage.
Skuldelev 1 at far left, Skuldelev 6 and Skuldelev 2 in
Skuldelev 5 (the small longship) at top right, Skuldelev
3 at top left
Skuldelev 3, built in western Norway about 1030.
Probably a coastal trader known as a 'byrding'
Skuldelev 3 in the foreground and Skuldelev 1 beyond
Yeah, it's Jack, blocking part of Skuldelev 3
Skuldelev 1, believed to be an ocean-going trader, called
Built around 1030 at Sogne Fjord in Norway
with a cargo capacity of 20-24 tons.
Ottar is a reproduction of Skuldelev 1
Skuldelev 5, believed to be a small longship called a
It was built in Denmark around 1030.
The Helge Ask, a reproduction of Skuldelev 5, is at left
This 7 minute 27 second video shows the museum at Roskilde and the area around it,
with a focus on Skuldelev 5 and its reproduction, the Helge Ask
Outside the museum, with
Another view of Helge Ask
Norse weaponry - by law. To read the text, click
A diorama of a Norse village
Another diorama view
Skuldelev 6, the fishing boat, is at upper right