North Zealand

Go on a guided tour to North Zealand and experience royal castles and marvellous museums. The guided tour to North Zealand will also let you enjoy the beautiful scenery along the coast and take you through in the green forests which for centuries have been the characteristics of the area. North Zealand has a lot to offer you.

Your guided tour to North Zealand runs along the coast from Copenhagen to Elsinore (Helsingør in Danish), this is where you will find some of the most expensive villas and mansions in Denmark. Passing several museums on the way it’s tempting to make a stop.

How about a visit to Rungstedlund where the Danish storyteller Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) lived and wrote her famous book Out of Africa.

Or would you rather experience world-class art at Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art. At the museum will find works by Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti, Yayoi Kusama and Asger Jorn.

In Elsinore, the M/S Maritime Museum was designed by the renowned architect Bjarke Ingels. The museum is located underground in an old dry dock and is well worth a visit due to both the architecture and the interactive museum experience.

Royal tales in North Zealand

No tour to North Zealand without at least one visit to a castle. Historically, the Danish kings would travel North out of Copenhagen to their possessions in North Zealand. Large parts of the area were set aside as hunting grounds for royalty and their visitors.

The monumental Kronborg is the castle Shakespeare chose as setting for his play, Hamlet. Visiting the castle on your guided tour and let your guide describe life at the royal court for you, and the wild and sumptuous parties they hosted for the good and great of Europe.

Let your guide will help you get the most out of your North Zealand tour

If you are in a car or coach, your guide could take you past the Fredensborg Palace where Queen Margrethe II and her family stay a great part of the year. Enjoy the scenery shaped by royal history – today the undulating landscape is a mixture of agricultural and woodland.

In the town of Hillerød, Frederiksborg Castle beckons. The renaissance castle offers true royal splendour and, on your tour around the chambers and halls of the castle, your guide can give you information about the hundreds of treasures on exhibit.

A tour to North Zealand can be designed in several ways. Ask your qualified guide if you have a particular topic that you want to hear about. I that way you get the most of  your day in North Zealand.

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We have many suggestions for you for guided tours in Copenhagen and other parts of Denmark. Do you want to visit the highlights of Copenhagen? Are you interested in architecture? Or sustainability? Are you travelling with children? Take a look at our tour suggestions, they might be right for you. If not, one of our guides can always customize a guided tour for you.