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Venture into Zealand and the Danish Riviera

Can you have too many famous sights on one island?

No. You can’t. There’s nothing better than a destination of many wonders! But there really are so many famous and fabulous things worth seeing on the island of Zealand, that we can hardly fit them on this page. We’ll give it a go though.

Kronborg Castle - Home of Hamlet

There’s a lot of competition for Denmark’s most famous wonder, but this just might win it. It was important enough for Shakespeare to write about it after all!

11 cool day trips from Copenhagen

Copenhagen is on Zealand, so all of the island's biggest wonders are in day-trip distance from the capital. We've picked 11 of the best here!

Where exactly is Zealand?

Forget New Zealand. The old Zealand is where it’s at! This ancient heart of Scandinavia is nestled next to Sweden and Norway at the mouth of the Baltic Sea and dotted with popular Danish holiday islands to the south.

Woodland wonders

If you go down to the woods today (or whenever you get here) you’ll find some pretty incredible things hidden in the trees in the forests of Zealand…

The Six Forgotten Giants

Go hunting outside Copenhagen for six giant trolls, each with their own pose and personality!

The stunning Camp Adventure

Look at this! It’s a real thing. And anyone can climb it for incredible views above the canopy.

The Royal Deer Park

This forest and parkland of ancient trees, impressively calm deer and royal lodges is a grand day out.

The Viking city of Roskilde

Roskilde is literally packed with history. It's oozing out. The Viking Ship Museum on Roskilde Fjord is a wonder of living history, where you can even sail in a long ship! The cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the last resting place of royalty. And it’s only 30 mins from Copenhagen.

Explore our Viking heartland

Photo: Martin Heiberg - Copenhagen Media Center

These are three of Denmark’s biggest hitters!

We may be all about the wonder in the small things in life, but we do all the big dramatic stuff in Denmark too. These three very different sights are big attractions in very different ways.

Møns Klint

Local adventurer @saschabendix has dubbed Møns Klint The Cold Caribbean and we love that!

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Everyone loves Louisiana, not just for the world-class art but also for the gardens and seaside views.

Frederiksborg Castle

We’re honestly not exaggerating when we say that this is one of the most stunning castles in Europe.

And of course, there's our capital city...

Cool, chic, charming, cobblestoned and characterful - see if you can think of any more words beginning with C that represent our cool capital, Copenhagen. 

Get to know Copenhagen like a local

Photo: Martin Heiberg

Picture yourself here

These wonderful folks from all over have been kind enough to share their pictures from Zealand with us. (When you've been, you could be featured here too!)