Viking & Heritage Tour

On this self-drive tour you can discover some of Denmark`s top attractions concerning Vikings and UNESCO heritage.

Denmark has a thousand years of royal history, reaching back to the Vikings when Danes crossed the Atlantic and ventured through the rivers of Europe.

Reflected these facts, Denmark is an obvious choice for renting a car and getting insights into this dramatic history, and discover some of the well-protected Viking and UNESCO Heritage sites.

Day 1 - Royal Copenhagen

Start your tour in Copenhagen, where the present monarch, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark still resides in a rococo palace in Copenhagen`s royal quarter, Frederikstaden. Throughout Copenhagen, you will find many interesting royal sights and treasures to discover.

Recommended stay: Absalon Hotel or Hellerup Park Hotel 

Day 2 - Heritage in North Zealand:

When you drive north of the capital, the aristocratic landscape of ancient oaks and rolling farmland set in, including the Royal Deer Park "Dyrehaven" 30 km northeast of Copenhagen you will find a well-preserved beautiful natural area consisting of two hunting forests also named the Par Force Hunting Landscape, which became member of the UNESCO Heritage list in 2015.

In this royal region, you can also visit the baroque gardens of the moated Frederiksborg Palace and Fredensborg Palace, the summer residence of the queen.

The fictional home of Shakespeare´s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle is a must see in this region. Kronborg became a member of the UNESCO Heritage list in 2000.

Recommended stay: Beach Hotel Marienlyst

Day 3 - The Viking exhibitions in Roskilde

Visit the new national park, called Skjoldungelandet, an area around the historic town of Roskilde, only 45 minutes by car from North Zealand.

The land of Legends, lets you explore reconstructed Viking villages and prehistoric settlements. Participate in some of the themes and events and discover your inner Viking.

There are daily voyages on Viking ships from the Viking Ship Museum during the summer. 

Don`t forget to visit the sepulchral Roskilde Cathedral, a UNESCO Heritage site, is the final resting place of 20 Danish kings and 17 queens.

Recommended stay: Kragerup Gods

Day 4 - Historic South Denmark

By passing the architectural masterpiece, the Great Belt bridge, you approach the next destination Ribe, Scandinavia’s oldest town. It is very recommendable to make a stop by the dramatic Heritage and Viking attractions in Jelling.

Take an afternoon or evening stroll through in the old historical streets of Ribe, drop in by the Viking Museum and don`t forget to pass the old cathedral.

Recommended stay: Gram Slotskro

Day 5 - Wadden Sea National Park

Before leaving Ribe, you will have to visit the reconstructed Viking Village just outside the town. Get inspired by the dramatic life of a Viking.

Visit one of the biggest national parks in Europe, The Wadden Sea National Park.  The region covers some of the most important nature reserves in Europe and one of the most important wetlands in the world, which make a home for a rich wildlife. 

By protected constructed road, it is possible to drive around through the area and discover all the natural beauty. In February 2017 a 1000 m2 exhibition centre were opened with the best source of information about the Wadden Sea National Park. The Wadden Sea became a member of UNESCO Heritage list in 2009.

Don`t forget to take a view and or a swim by one the many beautiful wide beaches over here.

Recommended stay: Schackenborg Slotskro

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Recommended Accommodations on your Trip

Absalon Hotel
Hellerup Parkhotel
Beach Hotel Marienlyst
Kragerup Gods
Gram Slotskro
Schackenborg Slotskro