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Beautiful sandy beaches in North Sealand

16 reasons to explore beyond the city limit

Jump on the train "Kystbanen" from central Copenhagen and explore the scenic nature, rich culture and attractions dotting the north coast. Or unlock the rest of the region with these tips and our guide to getting around in the region.

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Møns Klint in the beautiful region of South Sealand
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World-class nature experiences

Beautiful coastline, jet black starry skies and the steep, chalky cliff known as Møns Klint are some of South Zealand and Møn’s claims to fame, and reasons to go south.

Beautiful sandy beaches in North Sealand
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The sandy beaches of North Zealand

The coast north coast is full of sandy beaches and extremely charming villages and is a popular getaway for Copenhageners. One popular beach town is Hornbæk.

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Experience Arne Jacobsen's architecture

There’s a special 1930’s vibe to the area around Bellevue Beach in Skovshoved. That's thanks to world-famous architect and designer Arne Jacobsen. Bellevue is home to a plethora of his classic, modern architecture. Join a guided tour to get the full story.

The Hermitage Castle in The Deer Park | Daniel Rasmussen
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Visit this royal hunting lodge

The Hermitage Castle is located in the lush Deer Park - an old royal hunting ground turned popular park and forrest a short drive north of the city centre.

Hundested ferry | Daniel Rasmussen
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Experience authentic harbour charm

Many idyllic harbour towns dot the north coast and everyone should spend some time grabbing a local fishcake, ice cream by the water - or maybe head out to sea - at least once in their life.  

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Sail a real Viking ship

As the only place in the world, Roskilde Fjord is the scene, as you jump aboard a real Viking ship.

Stand Up Paddling north of Copenhagen
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Get in touch with nature (not necessarily on a SUP board)

Zealand boasts a lot of diverse natural experiences and activities. The lakes and small rivers make for some perfect summer activities, but the countryside is really a bliss in different ways all year. 

Roskilde Festival
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Join Northern Europe's largest music festival

Roskilde is much more than vikings and is home to one of Europe's biggest music festival which each year draws hundreds of music lovers and party people from all over.

Turning Torso in Malmö
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Explore another country

Right across the sound from Copenhagen, a 38 minutes train ride away you’ll find the charming Swedish city of Malmö.

Trelleborg Viking fortress in West Zealand
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Trelleborg Viking Fortress

One of the places where the Vikings can be experienced at close quarter, is at Trelleborg near Slagelse on Sealand, an hour's drive from Copenhagen.

Here's what a day along the coast could look like