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North Sealand
Travel Guide

North Sealand

Just a short drive from Copenhagen is a region of stunning natural landscapes, sweeping coastlines, medieval castles and storybook villages.

Visit North Sealand to discover an ancient royal playground set within glorious natural surroundings. Explore centuries-old castles and quaint hamlets. Relax on unspoiled beaches, hike through woodland and enjoy watersports on glistening lakes. North Sealand is the northeastern section of Sealand, one of Denmark’s large islands, encircled by inlets, fjords and straits.

Starting just north of Copenhagen, North Sealand spreads out across a rolling green countryside dotted with historic castles. Kronborg Slot in Helsingør dates back to the 1420s and provided inspiration for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Walk amid Frederiksborg Slot’s Baroque gardens in Hillerød and visit the 18th-century Fredensborg Palace in Fredensborg. Ruined fortresses in Asserbo and Gurre date back to the 1100s.

North Sealand’s child-friendly beaches, forming part of the Danish Riviera, are clean and pristine, great for summer swimming and sunbathing. Join locals braving the cold water in winter too. Some of the best beaches are Gilleje, Hornbæk, Liseleje and Tisvildeleje on the north coast and Espergærde, Humlebæk and Nivå on the east coast.

Visit towns and villages characterized by half-timbered houses, thatched cottages and flower-filled gardens, including Frederiksværk and Helsinge. Experience the region’s fishing heritage in Hundested and Kikhavn.

Discover more of North Sealand’s natural beauty at its forests and lakes. Follow hiking trails through Gribskov to the shores of Esrum Sø. More trails traverse the woodland areas of Egebæksvang and Teglstrup Hegn. Try boating, ice-sailing and paddleboarding on Arresø, Denmark’s largest lake.

Arrive in July for the Smag på Nordsjælland (Taste of North Sealand) festival. Sample locally grown fruits, try traditional Danish snaps and watch beer-making demonstrations. In December, cozy Christmas markets brighten up the town centers. Warm up with a glass of gløgg, hot spiced wine.

Located in the Hovedstaden area of Sealand, North Sealand has an extensive network of public buses and trains. Rent a car and drive along Strandvejen, a coastal road between north Copenhagen and Helsingør. When the sun shines, experience this magnificent vacation region via miles of designated bike lanes.

Marienlyst Strandhotel
Marienlyst Strandhotel
4 out of 5
Nordre Strandvej 2, Helsingor
The price is ¥35,430 per night from May 31 to May 31
Located in Helsingor, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Museum for Sofart and Kronborg Slot. Louisiana Museum of ...
4.3/5Excellent! (977 reviews)
Incredible place to give mind and body a break
"The hotel is beautiful, well maintained, very clean and the view and access to the beach are incredible. We had dinner at 1861, the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. Our room was nicely decorated and very spacious; the only thing that I didn’t like was the blanket, even though ..."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Marienlyst Strandhotel
Zleep Hotel Lyngby
Zleep Hotel Lyngby
3 out of 5
Lundtoftegårdsvej 10, Kongens Lyngby, KOB
The price is ¥9,934 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 3
Situated in Kongens Lyngby, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sorgenfri Palace, Deer Park, and Bakken. Parken Stadium and Bellevue Beach are also within 6 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)
Great stay
"Great location for DTU. Located in a quiet neighboorhood. Clean and functional room. Very helpful staff. Comfy beds."

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Zleep Hotel Lyngby
Hotel Marina
Hotel Marina
3 out of 5
Vedbæk Strandvej 391, Vedbaek, Hovedstaden
The price is ¥12,066 per night from May 23 to May 23
Nestled on the beach, this Vedbaek hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Vedbaek Beach, Karen Blixen Museum, and Gammel Holtegaard. Sollerod Golf Club and Arboretet ...
3.7/5Good! (780 reviews)
Elegant room, but a bit impractical for us
"We stayed here for three weeks while we had to be out of our own house, which is nearby. The location is very nice, just across the road from the harbour and the beach. The hotel has a kind of elegant Danish modern atmosphere. The room was spacious and the view nice, even though it wasn't on the ..."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

Hotel Marina
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Living Suites
Living Suites
3 out of 5
Rundforbivej 295, Naerum
The price is ¥12,652 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 5
Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Open Air Museum (Frilandsmuseet), Frederiksdal Fribad, and Bakken. Bellevue Beach and Little ...
4.4/5Excellent! (234 reviews)
"Amazing place"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Living Suites
3 Bedroom Accommodation in Gilleleje
3 Bedroom Accommodation in Gilleleje
Gilleleje, Hovedstaden
Situated in Gilleleje, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gilleleje Museum and Gilleleje Strand. Skibshallerne & Fiskerhuset and Nakkehoved Lighthouse ...
3 Bedroom Accommodation in Gilleleje
5 Bedroom Accommodation in Græsted
5 Bedroom Accommodation in Græsted
Graested, Hovedstaden
Situated in Graested, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Heatherhill Bakker, Gilleleje Museum, and Gilleleje Strand. Skibshallerne & Fiskerhuset and ...
5 Bedroom Accommodation in Græsted
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