1000 years ago, Roskilde was one of the leading cities in Northern Europe, making a spectacular development from being a small Viking settlement to a capital city of the country. It is a lovely town, with lots of shops, cafés, bars, parks, churches and world-class attractions.

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Since Roskilde is so close to Copenhagen, you might think it would be very much like Denmark’s capital city and a day excursion here would be a waste of time. But in fact, it is difficult to find two Danish cities more unlike each other and you will definitely enjoy a day’s tour here.

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Roskilde offers so many truly original highlights that there is always something special for everyone. Viking history, contemporary art on the streets, city museums and even old cemetery attract many visitors each year.

Roskilde Cathedral

Roskilde Cathedral is considered Denmark’s most important medieval building and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It dominates the skyline and is equally impressive inside, with many interesting features such as a column that was used to measure the height of royal visitors.

Boserup Forest

Boserup Forest is a unique area for hiking. The forest and shelters along the coastline of the fjord are lovely playgrounds for children and adults alike. Take some sausages and bread, charcoal and some matches, and you’ll have a nice meal while watching your children playing. It’s possible to sleep in the shelter for one night and there are two campfire places free for use.

Clarion Collection Hotel Prindsen

The Clarion Collection Hotel Prindsen is located on a pedestrian main street, which makes it very quiet. Modern rooms, excellent breakfast and proximity to all the tourist attractions helps to place this hotel high on our list.

Algade 13, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

+45 46 30 91 00

Scandic Roskilde

The Scandic Roskilde is clean, modern and with all the benefits that Scandic offer: reliable, fast Wi-Fi and a great breakfast. Very friendly and professional staff are always happy to help with any required information.

Ved Ringen 2, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

+45 46 32 46 32

Roskilde in a Nutshell

This is one of the most interesting tours in Denmark, showing off the ancient capital of the Vikings, Roskilde, which is located in the East of Zealand island, on the shores of Roskilde Fjord, 35 km away from Copenhagen.

We start our tour from Roskilde Cathedral and proceed to the oldest street of the city. There, we stop for a while at the small square Stændertorvet to look at the City Hall, built in neo-Gothic style (1884) and attached to the bell tower of the former church of St. Lawrence (Sct. Laurentii Kirke). You will also see the other great attraction in Roskilde: the Viking Ship Museum. Between the 10th and 11th centuries, the residents of the city sank five ships at the entrance of the Roskilde Fjord in order to protect the city. These ships were raised from the seabed in the ’60s and ’70s of the 20th century and partially restored in a special laboratory. If the weather allows, you can see the ships in action: set the sails, row with oars and learn how to turn.

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The Royal Scandic Capitals and Majestic Fjords

Discover the capitals of the three Scandinavian countries during this one tour, packed with activities, city tours, and nature recreation. Acquaint yourself with the magnificent Bergen city, which once had been a capital of Norway and played an important role in the European trade of goods.
This tour is a well-balanced blend of city sightseeing and nature activities, which gives you a chance to discover the Scandinavian region from all angles. Take the world’s most scenic railway ride and embark on a cruise across Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A variety of optional activities allows you to fill your journey with something you would lack otherwise.
The carefully crafted schedule of this journey helps the travellers to avoid sightseeing exhaustion, while providing fantastic opportunities for enjoying the Scandinavian nature.

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