Motorhoming in Roskilde
One of the oldest city’s in Denmark, Roskilde was a very important Viking trading post more than a thousand years ago. In fact, Roskilde was one of the most important cities in Northern Europe during the medieval period and the seat of the Danish Royal Family. Today, visitors flock here for not only the history, but the beautiful fjords and scenery and to enjoy walking and cycling.
Services for Motorhome Rental vehicles.
This is a popular tourist area, so there is plenty of choice for visitors with motorhome rental or campervan hire. If you are looking at staying relatively close to Roskilde, Roskilde Camping is within 4km of the centre and is situated one the best beaches of the area. It’s also ideal for the station with regular trains to Copenhagen, only 30 minutes away.
Things to see and do
As this was one of the most important Viking posts, so we’ll start with the Viking Ship Museum. The museum has five original Viking ships from the 11th-century, and on the jetty visitors have the opportunity to climb aboard a boat ready to set sail. There are also plenty of Viking related activities including metalwork, rope making and handicrafts; you can even mint your own coin. Visitors also have the opportunity to take to the water on a Viking ship into the harbour and to visit the boatyard where Viking ships are recreated.
The Roskilde Museum has lots of different ‘bits’ to it. One ‘bit’ that is rather different is the ‘O. Lunds Eftf. Butcher's Shop’. The old butcher’s shop is fitted out in a typical 1920’s style, with very real to life displays of the types of wares on sale from the period; there are also guided tours available. The museum is one of the stops on the walking tour of Roskilde operated by the Tourist Office.
Another of Roskilde’s most important sites is its Cathedral. The Cathedral is the designated burial place for the royal family, and its construction and design is one of the factors which helped the city achieve UNESCO World Heritage status.
For something completely different take a trip on the M/S Sagafjord. This antique boat, with a beautiful teak and mahogany interior, takes passengers on cruises to the inner most parts of Roskilde Fjord, in the footsteps of the Vikings. The scenery is incredible and passes some very historic place along the way. Trips last anything from an hour and a half to three and there are even evening dinner cruise options.
Roskilde is a fascinating city full of charm and action, there is so much to do here for visitors with a motorhome rental or campervan hire vehicle, in fact, you could spend your whole holiday right here if you wanted to.