Danish regions: Zealand and its archipelago

Danish regions: Zealand and its archipelago

Zealand and its archipelago offers many attractions that can be experienced on easy daytrips from Copenhagen as well as on island-hopping holidays exploring mighty chalky cliffs, age-old castles and ancient Viking heritage. 

Viking Ship Museum Roskilde

Roskilde Viking heritage

The historic city of Roskilde is located only half an hour by rail from Copenhagen. Here you can visit the Viking Ship Museum where you can see 800-year-old Viking ships and even sail in reconstructed ships in the bay. The area around the city has recently been designated a national park (Skjoldungernes Land). Here you also find the open-air heritage centre The Land of Legends with recreated Iron Age settlements. 

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Cities and towns in Zealand and its archipelago

Getting to and from

Nearest airport: Copenhagen Airport
Total drive (incl. return to Copenhagen Airport): Approx. 400km

Public Transport: Plan your travelling route with the travel planner www.rejseplanen.dk

Ferry: Find your ferry route on www.faerge.dk

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Day trips in Zealand

1. Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens

2. Experience 1000 years of history at the Viking Ship Museum

3. Relax on some of the best beaches in Sealand at Sejerø Bay

4. Hike the cliff top trails of the Røsnæs peninsula

5. Walk round Trelleborg Viking RIng Fortress, an incredibly well-preserved Viking ring fortress

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