Day trip to Roskilde

Discover Roskilde – the ancient viking city and former capital of Denmark.

Travel information

  • Travel time from Copenhagen Central Station to Roskilde station: 22 min. with the regional train.

  • From Roskilde Station there is a 10 - 15 min. walk to most attractions. You can also take a bus or rent a bike.

  • Recommended ticket: City Pass Large.

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Plan journey

“The regional trains towards Roskilde have different end-stations, so consult the departure overview on the platform at Copenhagen Central station.”

Travel tip

Stændertorvet & Roskilde Cathedral

A historical palette

Roskilde was once the capital of Denmark and is a must-see for anyone with an interest in royal history, architecture and Vikings. With its picturesque location by the fjord and its rich historical heritage, Roskilde is a perfect day trip from Copenhagen.


Havhingsten 'The Sea Stallion'
“The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde offers an incredible insight into the world and era of the Vikings. You will be amazed by the five original Viking vessels from the 11th-century, as well as "The Glendalough Sea Stallion". 

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