Why travel all the way to the popular Camino De Santiago in Spain when North Sealand’s unique natural and cultural landscape can offer the authentic Nordic counterpart? The history is not just stories, it is also experiences based on the thoughts about pilgrimages back then, brought right up to date. The history takes you on journey of discovery, and places focus on existence and identity.

Day 1 - The Pilgrimage

The day begins with a walk in the medieval town with its many well-preserved gabled houses, and with a visit to the cathedral and the Carmelite monastery, which is considered to be the best preserved monastery building in Scandinavia. Overnight stay at Hotel Madam Sprunck.

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The Carmelite Monastery in Elsinore

The Carmelite convent and Sanct Mary's Church is one of the best preserved medieval monastery in northern Europe.

Elsinore

Elsinore is one of the best preserved old towns in Denmark with origins dating back to the Middle Ages. Explore the Carmelite Monastery, the old medieval town of Elsinore or Kronborg Castle.

Besøg Hamlets Kronborg

Besøg Hamlets slot, Kronborg. Her kan I ’gå i Hamlets fodspor’ og få den autentiske historie om Shakespeares Hamlet.

Day 2 - The Pilgrimage

Visit Gurre Castle ruin and Esrum Abbey & Møllegård. Enjoy lunch at Esrum Abbey where the food is part of the culture and the nature. Overnight stay at Maarumlund, a fully renovated old forester’s farm situated in the heart of Gribskov.

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Gurre Castle ruin

The Central Tower of Gurre Castle was built at the end of the 12th century, while the outer wall was erected during the reign of King Valdemar Atterdag in the 14th century. King Valdemar Atterdag very often resided in the castle and he died there.

Esrum Abbey and Møllegård

In the heart of the beautiful landscape is one of our true gems, Esrum Abbey, which was founded in 1151. You eat well at Esrum, and everything is homemade. Enjoy a meal in the bright, cozy café at Møllegården or in Brother Rus’ vaulted abbey cellar.

Day 3 - The Pilgrimage

A hike along Esrum Sø lake, Gribskov, Nøddebo Church and Frederiksborg Castle. Overnight stay at Danhostel Hillerød, a four star hostel with a unique location by Store Dyrehave deer park.

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Gribskov

The hike takes you through the forest Gribskov. Gribskov is one of the largest forests in Denmark. The forest is the remaining of the great tangle which covered the prehistoric North Zealand.

Day 4 - The Pilgrimage

On the fourth day, the modern North Sealand pilgrimage heads out west to the Æbelholt Abbey Ruin and then northwards along Arresø lake, past the idyllic Tibirke church and on to Tisvildeleje.

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Last stay in the pilgrimage

The last overnight stay in the pilgrimage is at Sankt Helene Feriecenter in Tisvildeleje. Alternatively, you can choose Helenekilde Badehotel.