Skjoldungernes Land National Park

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Skjoldungernes Land National Park is located in central Zealand, a short 30-km ride from Copenhagen. Enjoy the salt meadows, coastal bluffs, islands, islets and unique birdlife of Roskilde Fjord, or disappear into the large deciduous forests of central Zealand on its hiking trails and campsites.

Cultural landscape

Inhabited since the Stone Age, the area contains traces of its former inhabitants. Experience, for example, protected manor estates, graced with fields, meadows, burial mounds, stone ships, water mills and other vestiges of culture. Or visit the medieval city of Roskilde and Roskilde Cathedral, the park’s crown jewel.

Abuzz with daily life, the national park is home to local communities, farmers, businesses, art and culture, all of which will add greatly to your visit.

The objectives

The national park serves to sustainably protect, enhance and develop the park’s nature, landscape, cultural history, outdoor activities, dissemination, education, research, local communities, businesses and tourism.

Getting there

The national park is very close to Copenhagen and it's easily accessible. It's only about 30 km from Copenhagen and you have plenty of options to get there.

By Car

This is the best option for exploring the national park. The park includes plenty of cities and the sights are therefore quite distributed between areas. This makes the car the best option for exploring the park. You can rent a car in Copenhagen or from any other city in Denmark.

By Train

Any train station has connections to Roskilde, which is the central city of the national park.

When to visit

You can visit any time of the year. There are plenty of sights to explore the park in any season. However, summer is more interesting from a hiking perspective as the temperature drops quite low during the winter.


Park website


Park size

170 km²

Park founded


Useful links

Excursions in the national park


Centers and events


About the park


Map of Skjoldungernes Land National Park

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Sights in Skjoldungernes Land National Park

Some national parks contain more than just natural wonders. This list shows you some of the sights that are located in the national park. This includes museums, cathedrals, bridges, dams and much more.

Visitor/Information centres in Skjoldungernes Land National Park

Most national parks have an associated visitor centre to help visitors. They are usually open most of the year but some close in the off-season. You will often be able to find information on all the activities in the national park. A visit to the visitor centre is often recommended before venturing into the park.

Hiking trails in Skjoldungernes Land National Park

Almost all national parks have some opportunities for hiking. You can see some of the more popular trails here. You should get local information for detailed information on all trails of the national park.

Cabins & Shelters

This section lists some of the cabins and shelters for the national park. They can be great places to stay for the experience or as overnight stays on hikes.

Natural Sights

Most national parks have there own trademarks. This goes for both natural sights and man-made. This section will list any popular sights in nature.

Wildlife in Skjoldungernes Land National Park

These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.

Bears in Skjoldungernes Land National Park

Bears in Skjoldungernes Land National Park

No bears in the park

This national park has no bears and you do not need to take precautions.