7. Skjoldungernes Land National Park
A relatively recent addition to Denmark’s line-up of national parks, the Skjoldungernes Land is a fascinating and beautiful area that encompasses sections of Frederikssund, Roskilde and Lejre in the very heart of Zealand. It’s famed for its eerie Viking burial mounds, which bubble up unexpectedly from the rolling meadows and grassy hills here as a testimony to the onetime dominion of the Iron Age King Skjold. The most famous of these ancient sepulchres can be found around the town of Lejre, which sits enfolded in enchanting swaths of beech forest and decorated with the pretty Baroque faces and manicured gardens of the Ledreborg Palace to boot.