Guide to Accommodation and Attractions in North Zealand

Known for beautiful nature, myriads of beaches and historic castles
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North Zealand – Kings, Vikings and UNESCO Attractions


Kronborg Castle Kronborg Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the manicured garden, beautiful tapestries and the many rooms, including The Knights’ Hall. The Hall, Northern Europe's largest at about 63 m, is used for banquets. Visit the Danish hero, Holger Danske, sleeping in the casemates. Don’t be scared. He will only wake up and spring into action if Denmark needs him. Kronborg Castle is a great attraction worth visiting especially if you stay just across the water at Danhostel Helsingør. Next door to the castle, you will find the Museum of Maritime Affairs. Learn more about Kronborg Castle here. 's>
Fredensborg Castle Fredensborg Castle, with its pompous setting, is called the Versailles of Denmark. It is known for its copper spire, moat and beautiful Baroque garden. If you stay at Danhostel Fredensborg, you are in the backyard of Queen Margrethe’s residence and can easily enjoy walks in the beautiful castle park. Take a trip during summer and view parts of this baroque castle, its private garden, herb garden and orangery. Read more here.
Roskilde Roskilde Cathedral is the burial place of Danish monarchs. The city of Roskilde is home to the Viking Ship Museum which displays five original ships. The ships were excavated from the bottom of Roskilde Fjord and give insight into how the Vikings lived 1,000 years ago. Learn more from the staff about the ships and why Roskilde was once considered one of Denmark's popular cities. Danhostel Roskilde is located next to the Viking Ship Museum in the middle of Roskilde harbour.
Tisvildeleje and Surrounding Areas This beautiful area offers fantastic natural surroundings and a beach. Many visit the specialty shops, Hundested Harbour and picturesque Gilleleje during the summer season. Stay at Danhostel Tisvildeleje or Danhostel Frederiksværk, and be close to everything.
Frederiksborg Castle Take a trip to Fredensborg Castle where the beautiful buildings, lake and well-kept castle garden are just some of what you can expect to see. Relax in the café at the bottom of the castle garden. Visit the par force hunting grounds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the outskirts of Hillerød and spend the night at Danhostel Hillerød, neighbour to Fredensborg Castle.

West of Isefjord Isefjord in West Zealand is not well-known, but should not be overlooked when you seek natural surroundings, culture and attractions close to North Zealand. Visit the area of Røsnæs with its famous lighthouse. Take a trip to Kalundborg, a medieval city, and view the Church of Our Lady. After a long day, dine at Restaurant Bispegården located just 300 m from Danhostel Kalundborg . To the north of the hostel is Sjællands Odde, a 15-km long peninsula, and Nyrup Bay with beautiful beaches and fishing opportunities. Ossherred, home to the only UNESCO-protected Geopark in Denmark, is worth seeing. Stay at Danhostel Nykøbing Sjælland, located just 100 m from Isefjord and Anneberg Forest.
Wander on the beautiful Danish Monastic Route (Den Danske Kloserrute) which is a hiking route with roads and hiking trails. The route winds past idyllic monasteries, castle ruins, pleasant villages and through Denmark’s fourth largest forest, Gribskov. Ride your bicycle on a well-developed network of good cycling routes near beautiful scenery and local attractions. End your trip in Kalundborg in West Zealand, and take a ride on an Icelandic horse along the banks of the freshwater lake, Tissø.