North Zealand

North Zealand is a popular holiday destination in Denmark, not least because of its beautiful nature, pristine beaches and proximity to Copenhagen. North Zealand has everything for the nature enthusiast - deep woodlands, open landscapes and varied coastlines. It's also an ancient playground of royalty and there are many castles and manors which you can visit. To the north you’ll find historic Kronborg Castle, gatekeeper of the Baltic Sea and the home of Prince Hamlet. A drive along the calm and accessible Øresund Coast will give you views of Sweden on a clear day and take you past small fishing towns and villages, many of which are now elegant holiday retreats.

The Danish Riviera

North Zealand is also known as the Danish Riviera. Just a short drive from Copenhagen and lined with lovely, calm beaches, the place lives up to its name. The famous Coast Road winds north from the capital past beach after beach on the way to some of Denmark's most popular holidays destinations.

Map of North Zealand

A regal playground

North Zealand has long been the playground of Danish Kings and Queens, and the region is dotted with castles, royal parks and fascinating history. It also offers you some of Denmark's most popular museums and art galleries.

Natural North Zealand

North Zealand is a picturesque area surrounded by water and dotted with lakes and forests. It's easily accessible and packed with opportunities to get out into nature.

Enjoy an easy-to-get-to region dotted with lakes, fjords and forests and surrounded by sea.

Quick facts

Main town: Helsingør
Nearest Airport: Copenhagen
International Ferry Port:
Helsingør (Sweden) 
Distance from Copenhagen:
Helsingør (47km)
Hundested (66km)
Frederiksværk (54km) 

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