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Spend the night under the stars in a tent, a national park shelter, or swinging under the beech trees in your hammock. Listen to forest sounds in the dark, wake up to a misty morning sunrise, and perhaps spot a deer up close.

Find the full overview of wild camping spots and facilities in the national park app or on our online web map.

Some sites must be booked in advance and the facilities vary. Check for booking options on the national park app or the Danish website udinaturen.dk.

Spend the Night in a National Park Shelter

Lavringe Å Shelter and Kisserup Shelter are two of the national parks newest wild camping spots. Designed specifically for the national park, these shelters draw a modern parallel to a Viking heritage and the Nordic clinker-built boats.

The shelters have the shape of the bow and hull of a ship. The architect’s inspiration came from the park’s heritage and the ancient legends about the Scyldingas, the Skjoldunger in Danish. The national park is named after these Skjoldunger, the descendants of the mythical King Skjold.

Find this shelter and read more about booking in the national park app.

Read more here about the legend of the Scyldingas.

Sleep Next to the Roskilde Fjord Coastline

Drift into sleep with gentle waves lapping the shore and wake up to flocking birds on the water.

Shelters are available at Salvadparken and this spot also has plenty of space for setting up your own tent. Boserup Skov, Lyndby Strand, and Gershøj also offer gorgeous spots for camping in a shelter right next to the fjord. At Lyndby Strand and Gershøj you can also set up a tent.

Find this and other camping sites, information about facilities, and booking on the national park app.

Camp Afloat on the Fjord

At Møllekrogen in the northern part of the national park you can find a floating bivouac. National park canoes are available for free at Møllekrogen. Bring your sleeping bag, dinner, and paddle out. At the floating platform, there is a handle you can pull to set up the built-on bivouac.

The platform can be booked in season from April 1st to October 15th. Camping is only permitted with children over 13 years of age and a life vest is recommended at all times. Grab a life vest next to the canoes. Canoeing and camping is at your own risk and the national park accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever.

Find more information and booking information in the national park app or web map.

Hike and Sleep the Skjoldunge Trail

Looking for a camping spot along the Skjoldunge Trail? Half way along the hiking trail between Roskilde and Hvalsø you will find the Gl. Lejre shelter. Spend a night here next to an original Viking stone ship and drift off in this ancient cultural hot spot.

This campsite is located close to Lejre Museum and be sure to stop by at the museum for the full story about this unique cultural historical area.

Find this and other camping sites along the trail, information about facilities, and booking on the national park app.

Wild Camping in the National Park Forests

Choose your forest, cook a delicious campfire meal, and wake up the next morning to an abundance of chirping birds.

In the Hyrdehøj Forest you may set up your tent anywhere. Select your favorite spot under the beech trees or next to one of the small lakes.

Only rules are one night only, no more than two tents together, and no larger than a three-person tent. In Denmark, this is the 1-2-3 rule that applies to 275 of the country’s state-owned woodland areas.

The Bidstrup Forests has number of campsites, both for tents and with a shelter. Enjoy a beautiful view out over the open grasslands at Særløse Overdrev shelter. Or, move further into the forest to the Helvigstrup shelter, the Avnstrup shelter, or the Rævemosen tentsite.

In the Boserup Forest you can find a number of shelter spots located right by the fjord. Pack your back pack and walk the trail from Roskilde Habor. Camping in a tent is not allowed in this forest.

Read more about campsite facilities and booking here.

Help Us Protect the Park

You can help protect the nature in the national park. 

  • Always take trash home with you.
  • Feel free to collect dry branches and twigs to use for your campfire, but do not cut down firewood. Fires are only permitted at the established and marked campfire sites.
  • Feel free to taste woodland plants, berries and mushrooms for your own consumption - but be aware that some mushrooms, berries, and plants are poisonous. Only eat what you can identify.
  • When you use the woodland as a toilet, please stay at an acceptable distance from the campsite and leave no traces. For camping spots without toilets or composting toilets bring your shovel. Do not leave toilet paper behind.
  • Many of the wild camping spots are in the no driving zone of the forests. Please respect the no driving signs at all times.

Plan Your Trip

In the national park mobile app, the online web map, or in our printed maps you can find an overview of your camping options, facilities, and places to stop, experience, and appreciate on your trip.

Go to the page Maps and Mobile App

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