Skjoldungernes Land National Park

Viking burial mounds, peaceful forests, stunning fjord landscapes and elegant manor homes are part of Denmark's newest national park, Skjoldungernes Land.

Located just a 30-minute train ride from Copenhagen, Skjoldungernes Land was created to preserve the rich natural areas that border Roskilde Fjord.

Whether by foot or bike, it's easy to explore the area's meadows, forests and marshlands. Paths for horseback riding crisscross the area too.

The park's many islands and promontories are also a vital breeding and feeding grounds for a diverse range of birds including the rare white-tailed eagle.

Roskilde Catheral

Roskilde's museums and cathedrals

Myth, history and cultural artefacts intermix in the landscape as well.

In Roskilde, for example, you can visit the world-famous Viking Ship Museum, which contains five ships excavated from the fjord in 1962. During the summer months, it's possible to help personnel carve and whittle in the museum laboratory, or help sail a replica ship on the fjord.

While in Roskilde, be sure to visit Roskilde Cathedral – final resting place of Denmark's monarchs and a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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