Natural experiences in South Zealand [1]

The southern coast of Zealand island is dominated by Møns Klint, the highest cliffs in the country and a fantastic place to get out walking. Take in views of the Baltic Sea and rolling landscape of South Zealand and visit Denmark's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stevns Klint, only an hour from Copenhagen.

Møns Klint (Cliffs)

Møns Klint is an unmissable experience when you are in South Zealand. The trails at the cliff top weave through woodland and are excellent hikes, offering you superb views out into the Baltic Sea. You might glance some of the region’s rare orchids on your hike here.

At GeoCenter Møns Klint [2], you can learn more about the formation of the cliffs and the fossils you’ve seen along the way. Inland from the cliffs, you’ll find more scenic hiking trails with views of the sea, through the Mandemarke Hills.

Stevns Klint - Denmark's newest World Heritage Site

The dramatic cliffs, Stevns Klint [3], are one of the world's most important fossil records. Here you can witness 65 million years of Earth's history, exposed by the unstoppable sea. Visit the precarious old Højerup Church [4], which partly collapsed from erosion in 1928.

Fossil hunters will love Stevns Klint. The nearby Faxe limestone quarry and Geomuseum [5] gives you the chance to fossil hunt in earnest and learn more about the geological origins of the area.

Viewpoints worth walking to near Møns Klint

You can take in 360 degree views at the long Knudshoved Odde point which stretches out into the Smålandshavet Archipelago [6]. This unique walk through Bronze Age landscape will also take you through Denmark’s only American Buffalo herd.

On Falster you find Denmark's southernmost point, Gedser Odde. The flat landscape gives you never-ending views of the Baltic Sea. It is beautiful but can be rough when the wind howls and the waves come crashing in.

Further reading

Read more about South Zealand [7].

Read more about Natural adventures in Denmark [8].