Viking ship museum in Roskilde, Denmark

From Copenhagen, you can take a train straight into the world of Vikings.

That’s what happened when we got off at Roskilde and walked to the Viking Ship Museum on the shore of the Roskilde Fjord. This location is pertinent because five Viking ships were discovered in its frigid water and now ship remains are now on display in the museum.

Plan to spend at least half a day learning about Viking ship building, seafaring voyages, trade routes, the significance of the ships for Viking society and the retrieval of the wrecked ships from the fjord. Hang out in the boatyard to watch shipwrights as they reconstruct full-scale ships using the methods of the time.

NOTE: If you just happen to find a Danish shipwreck or other submerged maritime archaeological site older than 100 years (from the time of wrecking), you must report the find to the appropriate museum.

About Kristine K. Stevens

Book Cover200Kristine is the author of "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World." This nonfiction book tells the story of how she sold her house, quit her job and traveled around the world.

Kirkus Book Review: "... Stevens makes a friendly, relatable narrator ... plenty of colorful stories to make this an enjoyable, inspiring read... An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."

Next travel book to spotlight Iceland

25817249396_f6c787ef9f_z Kristine broke free from a desk job once again, and this time ended up volunteering in the far corners of Iceland!

Details about the release of this book will be posted on Facebook.