Summer get-away in Fjordlandet

Enjoy a getaway to the land of adventure and sagas

Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings in the historic market towns of Fjordlandet and its unique countryside. Many years ago, this area was home to the Scylding Kings when they were not out exploring the world on a Viking expedition from Roskilde Fjord.

Discover charming farm shops, delicious gourmet restaurants and the hilly landscape left behind following the ice age. Leave daily life far behind – just 30 minutes away from Copenhagen.

Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings in the historic market towns of Fjordlandet and its unique countryside. Many years ago, this area was home to the Scylding Kings when they were not out exploring the world on a Viking expedition from Roskilde Fjord.

Discover charming farm shops, delicious gourmet restaurants and the hilly landscape left behind following the ice age. Leave daily life far behind – just 30 minutes away from Copenhagen.

Kongehallen i Sagnlandet_luftfoto_maj2020_OleMalling

The viking hall – Denmark’s largest royal hall

Continue your trip and visit Sagnlandet Lejre to see the huge royal hall. This is a reconstruction of the largest building ever found from Viking times in Denmark. With a length of 61 metres, a ceiling height of 10 metres and over 600m2 of floor space, the building is a testimony to the prowess of Nordic architecture and craftsmanship from that time.

Read more about Sagnlandet Lejre 

This makes the royal hall a significant piece of evidence that the sagas about Lejre’s mighty Scylding Kings hold a grain of historical truth

Read more about the royal hall here

Feeling hungry? Stop by the little gem of a restaurant, Herthadalen, which is next door to Land of Legends. Enjoy a delicious lunch made of local ingredients or a coffee on their charming terrace looking out over Ledreborg woods.

World heritage and royalty in Roskilde Cathedral

After Lejre, visit Roskilde where you can place a check mark by Roskilde’s absolute must-see – Roskilde Cathedral. This building has been placed on the UNESCO heritage list as a reference work of the development of European architecture and one of Scandinavia’s earliest examples of a larger church built in brick. And there are no fewer than 38 Kings and Queens buried with royal pomp and ceremony here.

Don’t miss out on a walk around the outside of the church where you can really appreciate the impressive burial chapels from the outside.

Read more about Roskilde Cathedral

Go on a summer hike

After all that cultural activity, it’s time to take in some nature.

In the national park Nationalpark Skjoldungernes Land you can walk through the area where the mighty Viking royal dynasty, the Scyldings, lived hundreds of years ago. The hiking trails here let you experience the local history of this unique and varied landscape.

With your walking books laced up, head out on the hiking trail Skjoldungestien.

The total route is 40 kilometres, but it goes between three train stations (Roskilde-Lejre-Hvalsø) making it easy to plan the walk from a station and then get the train back again.

The trail takes you through the village of Gl. Lejre, and the woods of Boserup and Bidstrup.

Read more about walking the route here

At Roskilde Harbor you should not miss out the visit to the great and world famous Viking Ship Museum and see the five original Viking ships.

During summer you can even sail on the fjord in reconstructions of these ships.

Vikingeskibsmuseet i Roskilde - Roskilde Havn - Museumsøen - Museumshavnen

Historic manors and modern communes

Of course, there’s more to Fjordlandet than just Viking history. There are also lots of manor houses and estates in the area.

One of them is Selsø Castle – the forgotten manor house that’s definitely worth a visit. It can be dated back to the Middle Ages but in 1829 its last owner died and the castle fell into disrepair. In 1972, the manor house was taken over by a couple who lovingly restored it. Today it’s like walking back in time.

If you’re interested in ornithology, don’t miss out on a trip to the nature reserve by the castle or a walk to the fjord. By Selsø Lake you’ll find the 500-hectare bird reserve Møllekrogen with its incredibly varied and abundant bird life.

 

Svanholm, an 800-year-old estate, is also worth a visit. Since 1978, Svanholm has been a large intentional community. Today it is home to 90 adults and 60 children who have embraced a sustainable and social way of living. Visitors can learn more about the Svanholm way of life with shared finances and mealtimes, organic food and sustainability. Visit the organic farm and buy fresh fruit and vegetables to take home with you, or take time to relax in their lovely café.

Taste of summer

Herslev Bryghus - idyllisk landsby - Roskilde - Lejre - økologisk gårdbryggeri - tap room café - ølsmagning - events - gårdbutik

Wherever you go in Fjordlandet, you’ll find wonderful farm shops.

In fact, the area’s farms are renowned and supply ingredients to some of Copenhagen’s best restaurants Stop by the idyllic village of Herslev, which in recent years has become a gastronomic epicentre.

In the village you’ll find the brewery Herslev Bryghus with its popular organic natural beer.

You can also visit Mikkel Friis-Holm’s chocolate production that has won gold medals at the International Chocolate Awards for several years in a row.

If you need to cool down, stop by the ice cream producers Hansens Ismejeri by Jægerspris and visit their charming ice cream café. Here your ice cream dreams will come true – whether you’re after ice lollies dipped in warm chocolate, fresh ice cream cookie sandwiches or soft ice cream with home-made caramel or chocolate sauce.

Hansens Ismejeri og Café - Jægerpris ved Frederikssund - Hansens Flødeis - butik - Friis-Holm Chokolade

If you are more into gastro-food, visit the inn Svogerslev Kro close to Roskilde where they serve high quality inn food with a modern twist.

Or if you are looking for a food experience with a view over Roskilde Fjord and Roskilde Cathedral, head to Restaurant Vigen. They have everything you need for a great evening – an amazing view, fantastic service, wonderful food based on local ingredients – and you can even end your meal with a walk along the beach of Roskilde Fjord.

You can also enjoy your lunch or meal with a view over Frederiksund Harbour at Restaurant Toldboden, the old toll booth in Frederiksund. Expect a gastronomic experience that combines classic French gourmet cuisine with a modern Nordic twist.

See all restaurants and cafees in Fjordlandet here

Sleep soundly in fjordlandet

There are lots of options for a good night’s sleep in Fjordlandet – whether you are looking for inn accommodation, glamping or a hotel.

The historic and atmospheric Skoemagerkrogen dates back to 1521 and lets you combine a delicious meal with an overnight stay. Their gourmet inn stays include a night in one of their charming rooms or modern wooden cabins.

If you’re in the northern part of Fjordlandet, you can stay the night at the Skjalm Hvide Hotel in Slangerup. This is sure to be a great stay where you can treat yourself to fusion French Nordic cuisine and stay the night close to all the sights of Fjordlandet.

If you want to relax and enjoy the countryside without any noise or disturbing lights, head to Snoremark Glamping by Roskilde. This small green oasis has large luxury glamping tents with a view over the fields, Gundsømagle Lake and Roskilde Fjord. Pick up your breakfast at Snoremark’s brewery and look forward to home-made bread, eggs from the farm’s chickens, honey from their bees, home-made jams, cheese, lamb salami and apple juice.

See all accomodation in Fjordlandet here

Skoemagerkroen - Skjalm Hvide - Snoremark Glamping

Have you read our guides for 48 hours in Roskilde and 72 hours in Hornsherred?

Guide:

48 hours in Roskilde

Experience Roskilde Cathedral, the Viking Ship Museum, Sagafjord, Sankt Jørgensbjerg, Sct. Hans Have, Musicon, RAGNAROCK, Raadhuskellerden, Grundsmag, Sankt Laurentius Kirkeruin, Lützhøfts Købmandsgård and Gimle

Guide:

72 hours in Hornsherred

Experience Gl. Lejre, Sagnlandet, Hegnsholt, Herslev Bryghus, Ejby Ådal, Selsø Castle, Selsø Lake, Svanholm, Hansens Is, Kulhuse Strand, Willumsens Museum, Restaurant Toldboden, Restaurant Kalvøen, Jægerspris Castle, Nordskoven and Vester Strand

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Discover the magic of Fjordlandet! ⛵️✨

Experience breathtaking views and catch sight of majestic Viking ships sailing the fjord.

Here, a Viking ship is captured so beautifully by @lealykkebo. Thanks for sharing with us! 😍🙏

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👉 Følge @visitfjordlandet og @nordgaardenferiepaalandet
🤗 Fortælle os hvem du vil have med på minicykelferieVinderen bliver fundet tirsdag den 9. juli 2024 kl. 12.00 ved tilfældig udtræk og annonceres på dette opslag samt får direkte besked på Instagram 🥳Præmien har en værdi af 2.140 kr. og kan ikke ombyttes til kontanter. OBS! Miniferien skal anvendes inden udgangen af 2024 og deltagerne skal være villige til at give feedback på deres oplevelse til Nordgården.
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🚲 Vind en minicykelferie i Fjordlandet for to personer 🚲

Vind en unik sommeroplevelse på cykel i det naturskønne Hornsherred. I samarbejde med @nordgaardenferiepaalandet, udlover vi én minicykelferie på to overnatninger for to personer 🤩

Med base på Nordgårdens bondegårdscamping, får I mulighed for at udforske Hornsherreds smukke landskab på Nordgårdens helt nye el-cykler.

Minicykelferien inkluderer:
🏕️ 2 overnatninger på Nordgårdens bondegårdscamping for cykelturister
🍳 2x morgenmad for to personer
🚲 Lån af to el-cykler i to dage inkl. cykelhjelm, cykeltaske og elektronisk cykelguides
☕️ Velkomst kaffe/kage/saft på gården
🐴 Rundvisning på Nordgården

Vinderen får en uforglemmeligt miniferie og bidrager samtidig med at teste et nyt cykelferiekoncept på Nordgården 👏

Alt du skal gøre for at deltage i konkurrencen er:
❤️ Like opslaget
👉 Følge @visitfjordlandet og @nordgaardenferiepaalandet
🤗 Fortælle os hvem du vil have med på minicykelferie

Vinderen bliver fundet tirsdag den 9. juli 2024 kl. 12.00 ved tilfældig udtræk og annonceres på dette opslag samt får direkte besked på Instagram 🥳

Præmien har en værdi af 2.140 kr. og kan ikke ombyttes til kontanter. OBS! Miniferien skal anvendes inden udgangen af 2024 og deltagerne skal være villige til at give feedback på deres oplevelse til Nordgården.

Konkurrencen er hverken sponsoreret, støttet af, eller associeret med Facebook/Instagram/Meta.
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Experience Fjordlandet on a SUP board 🌊SUP is the perfect activity for anyone who wants an active and fun way to explore and enjoy nature. It is the perfect combination of peace and adventure, where both tranquility and nature can be enjoyed simultaneously 😍🌊We have gathered the four best spots for your SUP adventure:📍 Vigen Strandpark
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Experience Fjordlandet on a SUP board 🌊

SUP is the perfect activity for anyone who wants an active and fun way to explore and enjoy nature. It is the perfect combination of peace and adventure, where both tranquility and nature can be enjoyed simultaneously 😍🌊

We have gathered the four best spots for your SUP adventure:

📍 Vigen Strandpark
📍 Gershøj havn
📍 Marbæk Strandpark
📍 Jyllinge havn og holmene

For more inspiration visit our website: Visitfjordlandet.dk

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𝐇𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞?🎣Bring your family on a troll hunt and cast your Line in Fjordlandet.The Troll 'Runde Rie' is fishing in one of the three lakes: "Lynghøjsøerne" near Roskilde.Can you find her? 👀 🔎© Thomas Dambo
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Bring your family on a troll hunt and cast your Line in Fjordlandet.

The Troll `Runde Rie` is fishing in one of the three lakes: "Lynghøjsøerne" near Roskilde.

Can you find her? 👀 🔎

© Thomas Dambo
📸: Anders Rugbjerg Hoppe

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