Shore excursion - North Sealand: Kings and Castles

North Sealand was for many years “the playground” of the Danish kings. Therefore you will find some beautiful castles.

1. Frederiksborg Castle, built in magnificent Renaissance style with a touch of baroque.

2. The Royal Family’s summer residence Fredensborg Castle attractively located in the middle of a lovely park, surrounded by the idyllic Esrum Lake.

Shore excursion - Fredensborg: Castle, falconery show and orchid nursery

Fredensborg Castle, the summer residence of the Danish Royal Family. The Baroque palace gardens and the unique Nordmandsdalen statue park are open to the public.

Birds of prey have been used as hunting companions of Viking chieftains and kings until 1810. At Falkonergården you will see the birds swoop from great heights at a speed of 300 km/h just above your head!

My castle, my retreat in Royal North Sealand

The “My castle, my retreat” route takes you past all the must-sees in the area. You will come face to face with the cultural heritage of the area as you learn all about the dramatic history of its castles. You will be seduced by modern art and culture of high quality, and visit architectural gems that contain the very soul of the best in Danish architecture.

Sources of New Nordic in Royal North Sealand

When Danes are newly in love and want to show each other that their feelings are sincere and heartfelt, they often visit the museum Louisiana together.

By inviting your chosen one to Louisiana, you show that you are really serious, that you are a cultured person, and that you have the ambition to achieve the best in life. Louisiana sets a high standard. But it is also versatile; most can be a part of it if they exert themselves.

A taste of Royal North Sealand

Set off on a “back to basics” trip and taste true Nordic cooking. Many of the ingredients used in Nordic cuisine can be found on the beaches and in the forests of Royal North Sealand. Birch Syrup, sea buckthorn berries and wild garlic capers are just some of the delicacies the area has to offer.

Royal North Sealand for princes and princesses

Day 1

• Fredensborg Vandrerhjem (Danhostel Fredensborg) is a good, family-friendly hostel, centrally located near the spring and autumn residence of the Danish Royal Family.

New Nordic childhood

However, most cultural institutions are created by adults for adults. So, children and culture are not always a match made in heaven. School visits are one thing. Then the emphasis is on the teaching. But it’s another thing when kids visit in their spare time. Then they no longer want to be taught, but to play and have fun. And playing and having fun can absolutely be combined with experiencing and gaining new insights and knowledge.

New Nordic childhood - detailed program

Day 1 – Art and history

The Children’s Wing at Louisiana

The gems of North Sealand on two wheels

But the adventure is no longer the reserve of the royals. Now you can also come behind the castle walls, and gain a unique insight into the dramatic history of the castles and participate in a host of exciting events. On this tour, you will encounter art and culture of high quality. You will be taken past all the must-sees of the area and enjoy a few unforgettable days in Royal North Sealand, where you will see and experience the history, culture and cuisine as never before!

New Nordic childhood - detailed program

Day 1 – Art and history

The Children’s Wing at Louisiana

New Nordic childhood

However, most cultural institutions are created by adults for adults. So, children and culture are not always a match made in heaven. School visits are one thing. Then the emphasis is on the teaching. But it’s another thing when kids visit in their spare time. Then they no longer want to be taught, but to play and have fun. And playing and having fun can absolutely be combined with experiencing and gaining new insights and knowledge.

New Nordic origin - detailed program

Day 1 – A meeting with old and new

Visit the new Culture Harbour Kronborg in Elsinore
Did he just blink? You begin the tour in Elsinore with a look at HAN (he), a sculpture by the artists Elmgreen and Dragset. The surface is shiny and reflects the surroundings. And yes, he blinks, but patience and contemplation are required because it only happens once in a while. Do you have the time to wait?

New Nordic origin

You will encounter art and culture of high quality. You will visit all the must-sees in the area. You will visit the architectural gems that contain the very soul of the best Danish architecture has to offer. And you will also meet some of the people who helped create these places – and thus helped to create the modern North Sealand. People who hold fast to tradition, but who also dare to think innovatively. People who dare to create buildings that blend in with the landscape.

Gastronomic bike ride

Day 1

Approx. 38 km

Family Explorer

Your active holiday is planned to include a number of specific activities. But the plan is also flexible, so you can pick and choose what you want to do, and tailor your own holiday.

This programme is therefore a suggestion or a framework for how your stay and exercise in North Sealand might look.