You Can Buy An Actual Viking Ship At Denmark's Viking Ship Museum

You Can Buy an Actual Viking Ship at Denmark's Viking Ship Museum

After touring a museum, what do you think is the best gift shop souvenir to commemorate your visit? A post card? A magnet? The online gift shop for the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark, has got something far more appropriate: an actual viking boat to stage your own conquests.

The museum is far more than just a place to see ancient viking artifacts behind glass. Part of the facility features a workshop where modern day craftsmen use authentic ancient tools and techniques to build copies of Viking boats. And one of them can be yours, but they're significantly more expensive than a book of post cards.

You Can Buy an Actual Viking Ship at Denmark's Viking Ship Museum

The boat pictured above is actually partly made using authentic Viking tools, but modern equipment as well, so that it can be more easily mass-produced. As a result, the Trýbekkur, as it's called, will only cost you just north of $US24,500.

But if you prefer absolute authenticity for your souvenir, you can order the 40-foot long Skuldelev — made using only genuine Viking tools and techniques. It will cost you upwards of $US545,000, but at least no one will make fun of you for navigating your local waters in a (relatively) cheap knock-off. [Culture Nordic via The Copenhagen Post]

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