Vikingemuseet Fyrkat

Vikingemuseet Fyrkat

Around the year 980, King Harald Bluetooth built several Viking fortresses in Denmark – Fyrkat is one of those we know today. The old fortresses no longer exist, but they were built at a time when Denmark was united into a single kingdom, and the unique history of the fortresses have made them candidates for a place in UNESCO’s world heritage list.

At Fyrkat, a natural sized rampart marks the original location of the Viking fortress, which encircled 16 large longhouses. One of these longhouses has been reconstructed and is open to visitors.

Not far from the fortress you may also visit a number of houses which in combination constitute a reconstructed nobleman’s estate from the Viking Age. On most days during the summer season, Vikings will demonstrate old handicrafts and organise activities for families to join in.