Kayaking West Zealand

Active holidays in West Zealand

Cycling

Cyclists love West Zealand, with its many sign-posted cycle routes and easy access from Copenhagen. Hike the area’s many popular sign-posted routes, such as those across the Odsherred peninsula.

On the water

The river Suså and the Tystrup-Bavelse Lakes are great for kayaking and angling. As an angler, you’ll also find great catches all along the coast. At Lammefjord Canal you might even catch a carp.

West Zealand islands

West Zealand islands

Sejerø

Sejerø is a beautiful and peaceful island, with undulating landscape and many small swimming beaches. Visit the old church, with its fine fresco paintings, or any of the many burial mounds on the island. You can reach the island by ferry from Havnsø.

Nekselø

This small island is also reachable by ferry from Havnsø. You’ll find beautiful nature on the island, which is easily accessible as a day trip.

Mountain bike in Denmark

Natural experiences in West Zealand

Stunning views

You will witness a very special light when the weather is clear at Odsherred, a peninsula jutting out into the mouth of Isefjord. From here, you can see beautiful views as far as the eye can see. 

Moorland

Near Havnsø, at the bottom of Nekselø Bay, you find Zealand's largest moorland, Vesterlyng. Vesterlyng is protected, but you can swim at its lovely beach and walk around the parts open to the public.

West Zealand coast

Relax on the tranquil West Zealand coast

Enjoy Denmark's calm, sheltered waters

West Zealand has a seemingly endless coastline. You can find many, family-friendly beaches with calm, shallow water along the Great Belt coast. Sejerø Bay on the Kattegat coast offers you some of Zealand’s best beaches, with fine, white sand and dunes.

South Zealand cuisine

Culinary specialties

A fertile land

The fertile soil and mild climate of South Zealand makes the region a pantry of delicious raw produce. Everywhere you go, you will see roadside stalls and farm shops, where you can buy local produce.

Visit the region's orchards

The orchards on Fejø, Femø and Askø in the Smålandshavet Archipelago are famous for their apples and pears and for sweet apple juice and cider.

Active holiday in Denmark

Active holidays in South Zealand

Cycling

The gently undulating landscape of South Zealand and the flat islands of Lolland and Falster are great places to get on your bike and cycle round the region. Cycle routes are easy to find and well sign-posted.

Alternative activities

You can kayak at various spots along the coast and for an alternative way to see the dramatic Møns Klint, why not join a horse riding tour of the area?

The Smålandshavet Archipelago

Jazz and fruit!

Visit Denmark’s number one place for fruit production, the island of Fejø. Femø island nearby is famous for its traditional jazz festival. You’ll be amazed to see that on the small island of Askø, no point is higher than four metres above sea level.

South Sealand's towns and villages

Towns and villages in South Zealand

Næstved

You’ll find Næstved makes an interesting day trip, as its location on the River Suså has made it an important trade town since medieval times. Explore the town’s old churches, streets and houses. Næstved’s old monastery today houses Denmark's most prestigious boarding school.

South Zealand beaches

Sea and beaches

A beach for everyone!

Head to popular beach spots at Karrebæksminde in the Smålandshavet Archipelago, the old holiday town of Fakse Ladeplads and the coast of Møn. You’ll enjoy some of the best beaches in the region at Marielyst on the East Coast of Falster, with wide stretches of sand and dunes.

Moesgaard Museum

East Jutland culture and heritage

Museums galore in East Jutland

Active in East Jutland

Get active in East Jutland

Saddle up!

Why not experience the green island of Samsø at the helm of a prairie wagon? You can hire a prairie wagon for a week’s holiday and take in the island’s sights at a relaxed pace.

east jutland beaches and fjords

East Jutland's beaches and fjords

Beaches and coastal inlets

Louisiana Museum

North Zealand culture and heritage

Kronborg- Hamlet's home