These are NOT Viking ships! However, we are talking about two sensational maritime findings showing the development within shipbuilding over a time of 700 years. From the Hjortspringboat, a light war canoe dated 350 BC to the more stable clinker-built Nydamboat dated 320 AD.
Unfortunately, the original bog findings are not at a museum in Sønderborg. The Hjortspringboat is exhibited at National Museum in Copenhagen and the Nydamboat can be seen at Gottorp Castle, a 1-hour drive south of the border to Germany.
However fiery souls makes it possible to see true copies of the two boats. At Hjortspringbådens Laug, situated in the small village Holm on North Als, they have built the replica Tilia Alsie, instead of built we might have to say sewed and at Sottrupskov Storskov on the mainland you´ll find the larger boat Nydam Tveir.
Nydam Tveir is laying in the water during summer, and if the weather gods are merciful, the members of Nydamlauget rows a tour in the ship every Tuesday evening.