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. This historic region close to Copenhagen is packed full of royal castles, cultural sites and beautiful beaches. We've highlighted some of the best things to see in North Zealand here, such as the stunning Frederiksborg Castle (pictured) and Kronborg Castle at Helsingør (Elsinore), home of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Put Hamlet’s Castle, Kronborg, on your list of things to see whilst in Denmark! Whether you’re looking for things to do near Copenhagen or have more time to explore, there's time enough to visit Denmark’s most famous castle, immortalised by Shakespeare back in the 1600s.
Take a trip through the quaint seaside villages of the Riviera. Holiday hot-spots like Hornbæk, Gilleleje and Tisvilde are old fishing villages with character, that have evolved into exclusive holiday destinations. At Gilleleje Museum, you can discover how Denmark's Jewish population escaped the Nazis during WWII. You can visit the home of the late polar explorer, Knud Rasmussen, at Skansen.
Each summer, since 1952, hundreds of Danes have dressed up as Vikings to perform the ancient Viking sagas, in Frederikssund's open-air theatre. Experience the legends and the excitement of Denmark's oldest stories. You can also visit the museum of famous Danish painter J. F. Willumsen at Frederikssund.