About the National Park

Skjoldungernes Land National Park was established in 2015. The park is located in central Zealand, a short 30-km ride from Copenhagen.

The national park covers 170 square kilometers of unique scenery, cultural history, and one of Denmark's most beautiful Ice Age landscapes with rolling hills and large river valleys.

The area holds a mosaic of scenic gems in store for you to discover on bike or on foot. The many paths, shelters, and tours available in the national park are a close-up experience with nature and cultural history.

Read about the national park in the folder here or download our mobile app to find specific trails and points of interest.

The organisation

Skjoldungernes Land National Park is built on community and partnership support. The national park has a decentralised management, consisting of a board, a national park council, and a secretariat. The board and chairman are appointed by the Danish Minister of Environment.

People live, work and stay in the national park and a significant part of the national park is privately owned. Voluntary agreements and local support form an important foundation of Skjoldungernes Land National Park.

The objectives of the national park

As a national park, Skjoldungernes Land holds some of Denmark's most unique and valuable nature areas and landscapes. Selected areas and locations in the park are protected because of their recognized natural, ecological or cultural values.

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