The Holiday Experiences of a lifetime
Zealand is number 95 on the list of the world’s
largest islands. Zealand, with its over 7,000 km2 is
first and foremost the largest island in Denmark with
Copenhagen as the central experience for those guests,
who seek cultural attractions of all types and forms.
Thanks to its size, Zealand also has an incredible range
of offers from Zealand Split´s unspoiled nature to the
limestone cliffs at Faxe and the cozy harbor in Korsør,
where the broad Zealandic dialect still thrives.
Denmark’s largest lake
Zealand‘s coasts are low and sandy with some exceptions
such as charkcliffs at Stevns Klint. The highest
natural point on the island is Kobanke by Rønnede
in Southern Zealand - just 122.9 meters above
sea level. On Zealand, you will also find the largest
lake, Arresø, covering an area of 40 square kilometers.
The lake is a relic from the end of the ice age,
where a gigantic lump of ice slowly melted, creating
the flat wetland. Actually, the lake is so large that
it has its own yacht club and sailing club in Arresø
Ramløse Søkrog with 60 places for ships in the water
and 40 land sites. The lake runs into the Roskilde
Fjord through Arresø Channel in Frederiksværk. The
area around Arresø Lake offers several good hikes,
which features many burial mounds.
A journey between four nations
Tourists on Zealand can achieve something unique by
visiting three - maybe four - separate nations within a
few hours. First, you can of course explore the beautiful
countryside of Zealand on foot, on bike, or by car depending
on your mood and tempo.
But you can also swing around the kingdom Ellenore
on a small island in Roskilde Fjord. The kingdom, according
to its own history, was founded by a group
of teachers, who worked on a boy´s school on the island.
The language teacher fraction, who later called
themselves Societas Findani, bought the island in
1944 and proclaimed the nation’s birth. As a tourist,
you can also set the course further east and pay the
Freetown Christiania a visit. With its broadmindedness,
alternative constructions, and anarchistic environment,
it is considered by many as Denmark’s
third largest tourist attraction, and definitely worth
a visit. There are plenty of opportunities to eat well,
listen to alternative music or simply take a walk on
Christianshavn´s old ramparts.
Finally, you can always choose to take a detour to our
sister nation - the country of Sweden - via the Oresund
Bridge from Amager to Malmo, where, among other
things, you may find the twisted skyscraper Turning
Torso. The skyscraper is Scandinavia’s tallest building
with 54 floors.
Zealand - a little of everything
Zealand has so much to offer, that it is difficult to
grant the whole region the respect, it deserves. See
the Guards ride through Slagelse every Wednesday,
get a good look at the 100 year old Gl. Højerup
Church on the edge of Stevn´s cliff, before it is
plunges into the sea. At Lejre Museum you can get
the full story of Gl. Lejre’s cultural, historical, and
national importance of people´s lives, live at camp.
And how about a visit in Roskilde Cathedral, where
20 kings and 17 queens are buried? Now you are in
Roskilde, you should visit the exciting Viking Ship
Museum, a great place, which you can read more
about on the following pages. You can also take
a trip to Slagelse Museum - an authentic general
store selling everything from licorice root and scraps
of double smoked salami.
Lolland - Falster - active holiday
with great flavours
If you are rather on your own, head for the Elbow on
Lolland, where you can walk along the several kilometers
long sandbank - midways between sky and
sea, surrounded by an orgy of mauve colors and wild
flowers blooming. The flat landscape, fine biking, and
hiking trails invite to an active holiday in a relaxing
pace, and along the way, you can taste the many local
products. On the south coast of Lolland, you can, as
something unique in Europe, cycle along the 38 km
long dike and take a plunge into the Baltic Sea on the
way. Good beaches are everywhere, and you can take
the ferry and explore the small islands Femø and Fejø,
that houses both apple- and jazz festivals. Idyllic town
environments can be experienced in several places.
The cathedral city of Maribo with open-air museum in
the charming lake district. Nakskov shows its history
at its sugar and maritime museum and boating to the
many small islands in the fiord. Nykøbing by Falster
now has an impressive waterfront and is the commercial
center for the region, in addition to having a rich
cultural life. Just south of the city, the new museum
Fuglsang with changing art exhibitions is located. On
the east coast of Falster, you can experience the forest
and beach in fine combination with beautiful views,
and from Stubbekøbing the ferry to the island of Bogø
departs. From Rødbyhavn on Lolland and Gedser on
Falster there are ferry connections to Germany.
In Zealand only a selection is included, and we suggest,
that you visit the local tourist office and pick up
further information and brochures - a list would be
unrepresentative of the variety available in the area.