Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle – Home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Kronborg Castle with canon

Kronborg Castle – Home of Hamlet

See the highlights of the Danish Riviera

Top Things to Do in Northern Zealand

If you're looking for things to do in Copenhagen and have time to go a little further afield, then head north along the Danish Riviera of North Zealand. It's the perfect place to venture out on day trips from Copenhagen, or to extend your holiday with a stay in North Zealand's hotels, inns or holiday homes.

Extend your Copenhagen adventure with nearby sights like Kronborg Castle

Top Things To Do Within An Hour of Copenhagen

Wondering what Danish sights to see or looking for things to do in Copenhagen? We've gathered together top attractions in and around Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, into one guide to help you plan a holiday in Copenhagen and the surrounding island of Sealand.

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North Zealand highlights

  1. Absorb wonderful art, architecture and sea views at Louisiana, Denmark’s most popular modern art gallery
  2. Follow Shakespeare’s Hamlet to it setting, Kronborg Castle
  3. Relax in the cute fishing villages and beach areas of the North Sealand coast
  4. See the stunning Frederiksberg Castle, nestled on a lake 

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The Attractions of Zealand


Within two hours’ drive from Copenhagen, the archipelago of Zealand, Lolland, Falster and Møn offers scenic nature, heritage centres, UNESCO World Heritage sites – and family activities. 

Windsurfing North Jutland

Active holidays

Surf's up!

You’ll experience superb conditions for windsurfing, with some of the best in Europe found at Klitmøller, on the West Coast. 

Fishing

Deep sea fishing trips are another popular pursuit and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take an organised fishing trip out to the region’s off-shore sandbars and wrecks.

Louisiana Museum

North Zealand culture and heritage

Kronborg- Hamlet's home

Golfing

Active holidays

Golf

You can play on many North Zealand golf courses as a non-member and they are close enough to each other that you can try different courses out over one holiday. You'll find courses for golfers of all abilities in the region.

Kronborg Castle

Towns and villages

Helsingør (Elsinore)

World-famous as the home of Elsinore, the castle of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Helsingør has long held a strategically important position at the mouth of the Baltic Sea. Feel the legacy of power here, with a trip to see Kronborg Castle, or walk the cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses. The cathedral and monastery in town are also worth a visit.

Day trips Copenhagen, Tisvilde, Gilleleje

Exploring North Zealand's beaches, forests and lakes

North Zealand beaches

The beaches of the Danish Riviera

Kikhavn North Zealand

Sea and beaches

 

Further reading

Read more about North Zealand.

Read more about Natural adventures in Denmark.

 

 

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