West Zealand - thousand years of history!

West Zealand is a part of Denmark steeped in history. From the stone age through the Viking era, medieval times and the present, West Zealand has played an important role in Danish history. The region is home to the impressive cathedral city Roskilde, dating back to Viking times. West Zealand has plenty of Viking attractions to look at, including Viking ships and Viking fortresses. The region is scattered with small market towns and quiet harbours, and the nature consists of beautiful fjords, beaches, cliffs, rolling hills and islands.

Come to West Zealand and re-live a thousand years of history!

Relax in West Zealand

Tucked away on the Great Belt, West Zealand is a calm and relaxed part of the country, perfect for family beach time or exploring the area's rich historical past.

Make time for West Zealand

Easy to reach, but difficult to leave – you'll find important Viking sites and some of Denmark's most beautiful country roads to explore in West Zealand. 

Copenhagen in a city full of famous sights. But if you fancy getting outside the city limits, there are also many world-renowned sights nearby, such as Kronborg Castle.

Land of the Vikings

See an impressive Viking legacy, as displayed at the Viking Ship Museum on Roskilde Fjord. At other places in the region, you can visit the collections of great artists inspired by the area and walk through history at Viking ring fortresses.

Explore nature

Head out into the hilly landscape covering West Zealand and explore the ancient burial mounds and other remnants of the past hidden there. 

Explore the hilly landscape covering West Zealand and the ancient burial mounds and other remnants of the past hidden there.

Quick facts

Main town: Roskilde
Nearest airport: Copenhagen
Distance from Copenhagen:
Roskilde (31km)
Slagelse (96km)
Holbæk (66km)
Kalundborg (102km) 

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