Along with Greenland, Zealand is the largest Danish island and a region of exciting contrasts – from flat fjords, lonely beaches to hilly areas, there is a lot to discover here in terms of landscape.
Worth seeing are, for example, the Lammefjord and Åmosen, the large forests in Sorø or the coasts and dunes of the Great Belt. If you want to spend an active holiday in Denmark, this is the right place for you. Surfers look for the waves in the north of the island and often use the island for a surf vacation. Here are some of the most beautiful coastal stretches of Zealand and at the same time the most attractive bathing beaches in all of Denmark. The beaches Hornbæk, Tisvildeleje and Liseleje are particularly wide and child-friendly. Many were once small fishing villages in the past. This includes Hornbæk, for example, which is one of the most exclusive seaside resorts today.
The beaches on the Øresund coast are smaller. In summer you can find bathing jetties in many places that are freely accessible to everyone. Here at Øresund, for example, you can look across the sound to Sweden. A particularly rocky beach with a fascinating cliff is located in Vejby and Gilberg Hoved. Behind the cliffs there are often very peaceful nature areas, e.g. Tisvilde Hegn or Arresø, Denmark’s largest lake. Here you can watch the enormous forces of the wind from the cliffs. So there are enough reasons and beaches to spend your beach holiday in Denmark. For some time now, a holiday in Denmark with a dog has been particularly attractive for many visitors. There are countless lonely, lonely sandy beaches here. Those who prefer to plan their Denmark vacation without a dog can go hiking or cycling wonderfully. There are also numerous golf courses. Many Danes are gifted golfers. So you don’t have to miss out on playing golf on your vacation. Or alternatively you are planning a golf vacation on Zealand. But there is one thing that is agreed on on the Danish island. Everyone gets their money’s worth on an active holiday in Denmark.
Things are a little quieter in the west of the island. Here you will find some charming merchant towns and port towns, some of which are located directly on the fjords. The city of Helsingør is located in the north of Zealand as a traffic junction with the various ferry lines to Sweden. Elsewhere, however, Helsingør is particularly well-known for its attraction, Kronborg Castle. This castle was the setting for Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. On the way to Sweden you should use the time for a short stay here. The royal family is not far away in the city of Fredensborg. Fredensborg Slot is the family residence in spring and autumn.