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Venture into Zealand and the Danish Riviera

Photo:Girl In Vanderland&Alex Nyborg Madsen, Visit Nordsjælland

Zealand, Denmark - 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, Denmark, that we can hardly fit them on this page. We’ll try our best to squeeze them all in!

Where exactly is Zealand in Denmark?

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 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 Danish 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, especially in Zealand. These three very different sights are big attractions in very different ways.

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. Cycling-mad is one too - and you should know that description goes for all of North Zealand too!

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!)

Other popular things to see on Zealand

Fredensborg Palace
Fredensborg Palace
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
Kronborg Castle - UNESCO World Heritage
Kronborg Castle - UNESCO World Heritage
Stevns Klint
Stevns Klint

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