Roskilde Fjord

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Roskilde Fjord

Roskilde Fjord is one of Denmark's most beautiful and exciting fjord landscapes. Roskilde Fjord forms a large part of Skjoldungernes Land National Park and is one of Denmark's most important breeding grounds for water birds. The narrow fjord extends 40 kilometres into the Sealand countryside. There are about 30 small islands and islets in the fjord, which harbour a rich and largely undisturbed flora and fauna.

In many places along Roskilde Fjord you can see traces of past activities. Along the coast of the fjord you can find kitchen dumps from the Stone Age. Here, 6000 years ago, hunters and fishermen sat and cooked with a view of the fjord. In their kitchen middens you can still see the shells from the mussels and oysters they ate, as well as animal bones and tools such as arrowheads and stone knives.

During the Viking Age and the early Middle Ages, trade was often conducted by sea, and Roskilde, situated in the centre of the kingdom, became one of the most important towns in Denmark, with the fjord as its link to the outside world.

At the end of the Viking Age, our ancestors had to close the entrance to Roskilde to enemy ships. Five Viking ships were sunk at Skuldelev, the remains and reconstructions of which can now be seen in the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.

When you sail on Roskilde Fjord today, you are following in the footsteps of Stone Age tribal boats, Viking longships and the great sailing ships of the Middle Ages.

Hotels nearby of Roskilde Fjord

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    14.16 km

    Taastrup Park Hotel is situated centrally between Roskilde and Copenhagen, not far from the motorway. The hotel has its own free car park and is located just a two-minute walk from Taastrup Station, restaurants and shops. The comfortable rooms and delicious breakfast buffet keep our guests coming back again and again.
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    Skjalm Hvide Hotel is close to sights and attractions of both Copenhagen and northern Zealand. The hotel is an ideal starting point for day trips and wonderful excursions. The beautifully appointed hotel with its newly and tastefully refurbished rooms is perfect for relaxation and recharging your batteries.

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    Centrally located in the city center, this Copenhagen hotel is minutes from the beautiful Tivoli Gardens and 'Stroget', Europe's longest pedestrian street.
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  • Absalon Hotel

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    Absalon Hotel is a unique, modern yet classic hotel in central Copenhagen. The wonderful bedrooms are furnished with collections from the international home and lifestyle company Designers Guild. Relax and plan your day in the comfortable lobby lounge, and enjoy a refreshment. Walled garden with miniature golf.
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    If you want to be centrally located in inner Copenhagen, you can safely choose to stay overnight at Hotel Astoria. Here you only have a few minutes' walk to Tivoli, delicious restaurants, cafes, Strøget and more fantastic city options.
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  • Hotel Hillerød - SDH Partner Hotel

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  • Skovshoved Hotel

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    The beautiful seaside hotel, one of the world’s hippest, according to Condé Nast Traveler, is loved by guests from all over the globe. They come, not only to enjoy the beautiful location and the stunning views of the Sound, but also for the exquisite food.

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  • Plus Park Globetrotter Airport Hotel - SDH Partner Hotel

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    Park Globetrotter Copenhagen Airport - SDH Partner Hotel presents a comfortable accommodation option for both business travelers and leisure travelers, located near Copenhagen Airport and Amager Strand. Experience modern facilities, welcoming service, and easy access to public transport, just a few minutes walk from the hotel.

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  • Hotel Gilleleje Strand

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    Hotel Gilleleje Strand is a tradition-rich seaside hotel from 1896, which recently has been totally renovated. The 25 rooms of the hotel differ, but they have the magnificent location in common: You can stay in the middle of Gilleleje.

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