North Zealand – world heritage and countryside
Don’t leave Denmark without seeing one of the most beautiful parts of Denmark: North Zealand. On this tour we drive from Copenhagen on the scenic route along the coast of Oresund where you will see impressive mansions, humble fishermen’s villages and old birch forests.
As we drive along the coastal road, you will be familiar with Denmark now and then and hear the riveting stories about our hunt loving kings and our relationship with Sweden – our archenemy for centuries!
Visit the castles of North Zealand
First stop will be the historic castle of Kronborg – which is on UNESCO’s world heritage. Find out why Shakespeare chose this location for his story of Hamlet, and learn how the famous play is a vibrant part of the Kronborg Castle today. Feel the atmosphere in the dark and humid casemates under the castles and meet Holger the Dane – an old sleepy warrior, who will wake up and fight for Denmark when it is needed.
After a traditional Danish lunch with smørrebrød, we will continue the tour to the amazing Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød. This Renaissance castle was built in the first decades of the 17th century by the legendary Danish King Christian the 4th and incorporates the best of Renaissance craftsmanship and architecture. Inside the castle you will see artifacts that shows Danish history through 500 years and hear a lot of passionated love stories in our Royal family. Before we head back to Copenhagen we will enjoy the exquisite baroque garden.
If one castle is enough for you, there is so much else to do in the Northern part of Zealand. The tour can be combined with a lot of other attractions e.g.:
The Open Air Museum – living history
This museum is one of the largest open air museums in the world. You will experience living history when you walk into old farmer houses from all over Denmark and meet people from the past. The place has many hands-on activities and is very suitable for families. Read more
Louisiana – Museum of Modern Art
Located with a fantastic view to the Sound, this museum is the perfect surroundings for modern art. The collection covers the period from 1945 to the present and includes almost every genre – with an emphasis on painting and sculpture. Read more
Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Blixen is one of Denmark’s most well known authors. She has written Out of Africa and Seven Gothic Tales. In the city of Rungsted you can visit her private home and explore her fascinating life story. Karen spent 17 years in Kenya and the African life style had a huge influence on her life. The rooms are almost exactly as Karen Blixen decorated and arranged them, giving a vivid impression of the writer’s day-to-day surroundings. Read more