Situated 40km west of Copenhagen on the Danish island of Zealand, Roskilde is Denmark’s original capital city. Although the capital has now moved east to Copenhagen, Roskilde remains a modern commercial centre. Steeped in history and culture, the city is famed for its Unesco-listed cathedral that towers over the surrounding parkland overlooking a fjordland harbour – the Vikings’ waterway to the rest of the world.
Roskilde’s Viking Ship Museum is a must-see, as is Ragnarock, the contemporary museum showcasing pop, rock and youth culture. The city’s cobblestone streets are lined with bars, restaurants and quirky boutiques. And keep an eye out for works of art that are dotted all over the city.
For business and general aviation passengers Roskilde Airport (officially known as Copenhagen Airport) is also a convenient gateway to the Danish capital. It’s approximately 30 minutes by car or train to the centre of Copenhagen and 10 minutes from Roskilde. In ordinary circumstances the airport is open around the clock, but please check with the airport before your planned arrival or departure. You can refuel with Avgas and Jet A-1. Plus, UL91 is available here. The airport also features full maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) as well as fixed-base operator (FBO) handling facilities.