I have to say that we were a tad disappointed with how little of the displays were actual boat and not reconstruction - especially given the steep entrance fees. We enjoyed ourselves nonetheless...
...and the big hit - even above the Viking ships - was getting to dress Connor up like a little Viking! Someone had on their kid-friendly thinking cap when orchestrating this museum.Connor enjoyed the dress up and playing around in the Viking boat! We lacked the 2-horned Viking hat, but I don't think the lady Vikings probably wore those anyway.
Check, Roskilde - been there, seen that. We snagged some of the famous hot dogs from a street vendor - loaded with pickles, fried onion bits and other such delicacies and continued our roadtrip through Denmark.Next stop was Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerod. This grandest castle in Scandinavia is often called the "Danish Versailles" and was the home to King Christian IV.We only had time for a quick look. But that was fine. While I am not yet suffering from "church overload," I do admit to some "castle interior overload" and have found I am often just as happy appreciating the exterior architecture without paying the hefty price tag to see the ornate interiors. Those are starting to look all alike.
The best part about Frederiksborg was the moat park in the back. It would be the perfect place for a romantic or playful picnic. There are expansive green grounds just beckoning. We had to resist, but next time!Kirk led the way from Frederiksborg to Kronborg Castle.
My Shakespeare-loving husband couldn't pass up the chance to see the "Hamlet" castle - the supposed backdrop for William's dark tragedy. "To be or not to be" echoed through the dank, dark courtyards!Our final stop on our Danish whirlwind was the highly-touted Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The drive from Kronborg to Louisiana was stunning along the "Danish Riviera" - we could look across the water and see Sweden! But alas, to our disappointment the museum was closed on Mondays. Rick neglected to put that in his guidebook. Bummer.
I did walk the grounds and spied some of the art in the funky landscapes. The museum is perched right above the ocean. Louisiana is supposedly "a holistic place that masterfully mixes its art, architecture, and landscape."
By the end of the day our happy baby was still smiling in the backseat. We were glad to have glimpsed some of Denmark before our big boat left on our cruise.