The biggest events of the year in Fjordlandet

Roskilde, Lejre and Frederikssund have events and happenings all year round 

Get an overview of the biggest events that are worth traveling to the Fjordland for – and put a cross in the calendar right now!

Light Festival in Roskilde

January 24 – 30, 2022

Take your family for a beautiful evening on Roskilde’s cultural streets. See Roskilde City Center shine in the winter darkness, every evening from kl. 17.00 – 22.00.

Experience i.a. laser light at Roskilde Kloster, coronary reflections in Rådhuskælderen’s garden or step on the bicycle pedals and help light Byens Hus in an interactive light installation. In addition, Kulturstrøget’s small gardens are lit. Also experience Ditte Ejlerskov’s virtual sculpture The Wrestlers as a floating hologram and augmented reality presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Tour de France 100-days warm up

23. marts 2022

100 days up to the start of the Tour de France there will be a lot of small and big events. Be part of the big yellow folk festival and warm up for the Tour de France (Updated).

Stensbølgård Økologisk Landbrug og Gårdbutik

Organic Farm day- The cows are set free

April 10, 2022

True to tradition, all the organic cows in Fjordlandet come out on grass every year for Eco Day. Take the family for a nice day in the country, where in many places there are lots of activities for both children and adults.

All organic cows are out all summer long, where they get plenty of fresh air and munch on green grass in long lanes.

Heavenly Days

May 26 – 29, 2022

Experience over 400 events and four days of inspiration and food for thought! With the theme SEIZE THE FUTURE, the Heavenly Days will challenge you to face the future with hope. Our Christian faith gives hope for the future if we grasp and actively shape it.

There will also be activities and experiences for children- Heino and Sigurd Barrett entertain and Roskilde city will be transformed into a mecca of talks, debates, theater, music and concerts.

Ledreborg Slot og slotspark

Ledreborg Lifestyle Days

26 – 29 May, 2022

Ledreborg Lifestyle Days are exciting days with inspiration in Garden, Housing, Art, Gastronomy, Outdoor and Health.

There are plenty of experiences and activities for both children and adults.

Ledreborg Lifestyle Days are held at the beautiful Ledreborg Palace, which with its beautiful and unique surroundings forms a fantastic setting for the exhibition. Ledreborg arranged, as the first in Denmark, their first lifestyle exhibition in 1995, which was inspired by the English flower shows.

Roskilde Dyrskue-Fjordlandet

Roskilde Dyrskue / Roskilde Animal Show

May 27-29, 2022

Roskilde Animal Show is Denmark’s largest animal show and outdoor machine exhibition.

There are lots of experiences and communication from Danish agriculture for the whole family. Spend an entire day at the animal show and experience well over 1,000 animals – be with both when the animals are judged or when the big ring is filled with the fantastic horse show.

In addition to the many stalls, animals and large machines, there is a large food exhibition, and there is the Danish Championships in barbecue and esports game “Farming Simulator”. And when you are there, do not forget the tractor drive and Ankers Tivoli but come in good time so you get it all.

Experience local art

June 4, 5 and 6, 2022

Explore small and large artists in Fjordlandet.

Artists, artisans, galleries and art workshops throughout the Fjordland invite you to exciting exhibitions within all art forms and for all tastes. Take family and friends under your arm, pack a food basket and head out into the Fjordland to the many unique and exciting artists in the beautiful landscape.

Frederikssund Vikingespil

Frederikssund Viking Games

June 17 – July 10, 2022

Summer time is Viking time! On horseback and with deadly fencing fights, Frederikssund Vikingespil recreates the atmosphere of the Viking Age with a dramatic outdoor performance of power, desire, love and comedy.

This year’s Viking Game 2022 is called ‘Skjoldunge’, and is an adventurous journey through alien worlds and among giants and gods …

International Scout Camp in Roskilde

July 23 – 31, 2022

Community, outdoor life and challenges! In the days from 23 July to 31 July 2022, around 40,000 scouts will move from Denmark and abroad to the Hedeland Nature Park in Høje-Taastrup, Greve and Roskilde Municipality.

Even if you are not a scout, children can participate in fun and learning activities in Roskilde center. For example, there will be lots of fun activities and games for children and young people in Byparken and Folkeparken in Roskilde, on the Viking Ship Museum’s grass areas!

Roskilde Festival

June 25 – July 2, 2022

Roskilde Festival is Northern Europe’s largest festival, which has existed since 1971. Every year, more than 30,000 volunteers create the framework for a folk festival for people of all ages and with interests in all genres of music.

It is not only music that is at the center of Roskilde Festival, but also art, activism, camping and freedom. The festival has a strong focus on sustainability and collaborates with several universities and researchers to create new solutions.

Tour de France

July 2, 2022

On Saturday 2 July 2022, the world’s largest cycling race, the Tour de France, will come to Fjordlandet when the Grand Départ riders cycle through the scenic destination.

Roskilde is the starting city for the 2nd stage of the Tour de France and then the tour goes through Lejre, before the field continues the 199 km towards the destination city Nyborg.

Opera Hedeland

August 5, 12 and 13, 2022

Opera performance in 2022: AIDA

Giuseppe Verdi’s opera performance AIDA about the enslaved Ethiopian princess who falls in love with the Egyptian army commander Radamés

Ledreborg Slot og Slotspark på Ledreborg Allé ved Lejre - barokanlæg - rundvisninger - træklatring - events - møder - Come2Live koncerter

Come2Live Slotskoncert

August 13, 2022

Visit Ledreborg where Come2Live invites to an open-air concert in the garden at beautiful Ledreborg Castle.

Here, there is a common singing, dancing and cosiness in beautiful, green surroundings in front of the castle – an experience you rarely find elsewhere.

Experience Mads Langer, Jacob Dinesen, Barbara Moleko and Folkeklubben at beautiful Ledreborg Castle for Come2Live Castle Concert

Snake City Jazz Festival

SnakeCity Jazzfestival

August 24 – 28, 2022

Fluctuating jazz rhythms and a terrific atmosphere are what awaits you in Slangerup, when the Snakecity Jazz Festival takes place every year in the month of August!

There is program every day with something for everyone; children’s jazz, huge parties and swinging jazz rhythms

Store Hestedag 2022

Store Hestedag

September 3 – 4, 2022

Shows, shopping & competitions for Denmark’s largest outdoor horse and dog event with lots of fantastic horses and dogs. There are experiences for the whole family at Dyrskuepladsen in Roskilde.

Program for 2022 is ready in August.

World Heritage Day

16. November

Come to World Heritage Day and find out more about how Roskilde Cathedral’s red brick has placed Roskilde on the world map.

Roskilde Cathedral has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its unique architecture, and has thus come together with world-famous monuments such as the pyramids in Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Wall of China.

For første gang vil dagen også være en fejring af, at Vikingeskibsmuseets arbejde med at bygge både efter gamle metoder, og hele fællesskabet med frivillige bådelaug, der sammen vedligeholder og sejler bådene, er optaget på UNESCOs liste over menneskehedens immatrielle kulturarv.
Roskilde Kunstforening

Roskilde Open – Art exhibition

12. November – 11. December

Experience a fantasitc exhibition of art from both renowned and up-coming artists, hosted by Roskilde Art Association situated in the beautiful Yellow Mansion in the centre of Roskilde city.

More events in Fjordlandet:

27. May - 29. May

The Roskilde Agricultural and Country Fair

Denmark's largest The Roskilde Agricultural and Country Fair show is in Roskilde. Come and pat the horse, kick to huge tractor tires, taste Danish farming, watch the rabbits jump and hear the chickens cackle.
26. May - 29. May

Ledreborg lifestyle days 2022

Welcome to Ledreborg Lifestyle Days on 26-29. May 2022. Ledreborg Lifestyle Days offers a wealth of adventurous experiences, and surprises and sensual impressions await you in every corner of Slotsparken and the old breeding buildings. All sails are set, because this year we celebrate our 25th anniversary with over 180 exhibitors, showcasing everything in gardening, gift, housing, design, crafts, gastronomy, outdoor life, fashion, wellness, health and much more.
17. Jun - 10. Jul

Frederikssund Viking Play

Come and experience a proud and long Viking tradition when Frederikssund Viking Play again this year are performed at Kalvøen in Frederikssund. This year the show is Skjoldunge and you can experience the outdoor viking Theater 17 June - 10 July 2022
1. Oct

World Heritage Site Day in Roskilde

Roskilde Cathedral has been designated as "unique value for all mankind" by UNESCO. Come to World Heritage Day, and get to know more about how the red bricks have acquired Roskilde on the world map.

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