As home to Copenhagen, Zealand is Denmark’s most visited region, and, with a swift metropolitan transport network covering almost half of the island, you can always make it back to the capital in time for an evening drink. North of Copenhagen, Helsingør (Elsinore) is the departure point for ferries to Sweden and the site of legendary Kronborg Castle.

To the west, and on the main train route to Funen, is Roskilde, with an extravagant cathedral that served as the resting place for Danish monarchs, and a superb location on the Roskilde fjord, from where five Viking boats were salvaged and are now displayed in a spectacular, specially built museum. The northern coast of Zealand is scattered with quaint little fishing villages: consider a trip to Gilleleje, where you can buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen (connected by train to Helsingør).

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