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Odsherred is a peninsula and municipality stretching northwards between the Isefjord and Sejerø Bay on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark.


In 2022, it was home to 33,000 people.

Get in[edit]

From Copenhagen the fastest and cheapest way is through Hundested-Rørvig Ferry connection. By train go through Hillerød. The ferry only operates in daytime which means until around 18:00 in off-season.

The alternative is to go south of the fjord through Roskilde and Holbæk

Get around[edit]


Historical sites[edit]

inside Birkhøj passage grave
  • 1 The Trundholm Sun Chariot Finding Place (Solvognens Fundsted), Trundholm Mosevej 4 (at Nørre Asmindrup off Odsherrevej; you cannot get there on foot from the trunk road, Kirkeåsvejen even though it is very close). The Trundholm sun chariot (Danish: Solvognen), is a Nordic Bronze Age artifact discovered in Trundholm Bog. It is a representation of the sun chariot, a bronze statue of a horse and a large bronze disk, which are placed on a device with spoked wheels. Since the Sun Chariot was discovered in 1902, it has been an icon of Bronze Age religion. The Sun Chariot carries the sun horse which pulls the sun across the sky during the day and through the underworld at night. The Sun Chariot can be seen at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. Museum Vestsjælland has a copy. A 1-km path and boardwalk loop from the parking lot leads you past a small stone marking the finding place and some large metal reliefs. free. Trundholm sun chariot on Wikipedia
  • 2 Birkehøj. 24/7. One of the largest passage graves in Denmark, 12 m long and 2 m high. It was built in the stone age ca 3200 BC, and was used for burials for mora than 1000 years. Bring a flashlight. free.
Dragsholm Slot
  • 3 Dragsholm Slot, Dragsholm Alle, +45 59653300. Tours Sa 11:00. One of the oldest castles in Denmark (ca 1215). Guided tour 75 kr.
  • 4 Rørvig Kirke. This yellow church is located in Rørvig near the beach.
  • 5 Ulvsborg. Open air historical workshop on the Viking age and medieval times. 245 kr. da:Ulvsborg Historisk Værksted on Wikipedia

Parks and nature[edit]

  • 6 Esterhøj, Høve. Hill next to Høve 89 m above sea level. On clear days you will have a great view over most of Odsherred and the beautiful Sejrøbugt. On the top of the hill you will find the Reunion Stone. A 25-tonne stone taken from the beach and placed on the top to celebrate that some of the territories Germany captured in 1864, was returned to Denmark after the First World War war. free.
  • 7 Gniben. The tip of "Odden" and the westernmost point of Zealand. here is a navy base, but you can follow a small path down to the water. Note the monuments honouring the swimmers crossing Kattegat in the 1030s. free.
  • 8 Klintebjerg. It looks like a crater but is the result of excavation of hydraulic lime (the only one in Denmark). You can walk to for a good view over the sea. Is a popular place for fishing.
Passage grave in Grevinge Forest
  • 9 Passage graves in Grevinge Skov (south of Vig). A small forest with 7 passage graves. free.
  • 10 Veddinge Bakker. Beautiful hills formed during the last ice-age. Enjoy the nature and the view of the water in Sejerøbugten. free.
  • 11 Vejrhøj, Vejrhøj, Kolåsvej, Fårevejle. Not to be missed if you are interested in geology. free.

Museums and galleries[edit]

  • 18 Steengalleriet (Rock gallery), Sølvagervej 18, Unnerud, +45 5932 8747. Exhibition of rock sculptures in a nice garden. free.

Other attractions[edit]

Fri og Fro
  • 19 Fri og Fro, Under Himlen 1-17, Egebjrg, +45 4197 2944. Only a few guided tours a year, but you can see it all year. Eco-friendly village of interesting houses build using straw, clay, seashells and second-hand materials. Free, guided tours 40 kr.


  • 1 Nakkefestival. A small underground music festival in Rørvig, near the town of Nakke. It usually takes place in ultimo July. Check their website for specifics.
  • 2 Flea Market, Vig. 9-13. Vig flea market attracts a lot of people when the weather is fine. Every Saturday between Easter and week 42 (middle of October), and every Wednesday during the summer months (June-August)
  • 3 Odsherred Zoo, Esterhøjvej 94-96 4550 Asnæs (between Asnæs and Høve), . From 10:00 to somewhere between 15:30 and 18:00. Small zoo with more that 100 species. Dogs and other pets are not allowed as some of the smaller monkeys and peafowls are running freely around. Most if not all of the animal descriptions are only in Danish. If you visit outside the summer holiday and other big holidays, you might be the only one in the zoo – Not many places you get to have a hole zoo all by yourself. Check the parking lot to get an idea about the number of visitors. Remember that 2 to 3 cars are usually made up by staff. 95 kr.
  • 4 Odsherred Golf, Stårupvej 2, Højby, +45 59302076, .
  • 5 Odsherred Teater, Annebergparken 22, Nykøbing Sjælland, +45 59930301.


Lammefjorden is reclaimed land used for growing vegetables. Many small farms that put up signs offering fruit, potatoes, carrots, leeks, eggs, etc.

  • 1 Sidinge Gårdbutik, Sidingevej 39, Vig, +45 59 32 82 06, . Tu-F 10:00-17:30, Sa 10:00-14:00; Jun-Aug also Su and public holidays: 10:00-14:00. Locally produced apple juice, mustard, rapeseed oil, marmalade. Also sell the local Perle wine from Gislinge


The town of Rørvig has a speciality called Rørvigspegepølsen (the Rørvig sausage).

  • 1 Rørvig Fisk, Toldbodvej 81, Rørvig (at the ferry), +45 59918133, fax: +45 59919630, . April to October. Seafood and fast-food at the harbour From 60 kr.
  • 2 Rørvig Kro, Toldbodvej 55, Rørvig (close to the harbour and marina), +45 59918043. 12:00-15:00 for lunch, open for dinner after 18:00. Good small restaurant in a nice setting 370 kr for a three-course dinner.
  • 3 Dragsholm Slot, Dragsholm Allé, Hørve, +45 59653300, . Open for lunch and dinner. There is a restaurant and an eatery in the old castle. The food is based on Danish traditions and the history of the place. They use many interesting local herbs and vegetables, often from the gardens of the castle or the nearby woods 650 kr for a 5-course menu in the restaurant (1300 kr including wine menu). Three-course dinner for kr in the Eatery.
  • 4 Madkunsten, Algade 44, Nykøbing S, +45 59931727, . Mains 150 kr, two-course menu 200 kr.
  • 5 Lyngkroen, Rørvigvej 217, Nykøbing Sjælland, +45 59910441, fax: +45 59912511, . Good traditional Danish food in nice straw roof house from 1795. Lunch 100 kr, dinner mains 200 kr.
  • 6 Høve Skovpavillion. Open from April to Christmas. The place to enjoy your afternoon coffee in the woods.
  • 7 Den Gyldne Hane, Vestre Havnevej 34, Sjællands Odde (at the harbour), +45 59321800, . 11:00-21:00. Seafood. The specialty is a plaice filled with scrimps. 250 kr.
  • 8 Anneberg Café & Restaurant, Annebjerg Stræde 1, Nykøbing Sj, +45 5991 3517. Tu-Su 10:00-17:00; July to mid-Aug: Th-Sa 18:00-22:00. Restaurant with great view over the fjord. Seafood and sandwiches.



Oddsherred has a huge amount of summerhouses, so if you are staying for more than a day or two, it might be a good idea to rent one. Most newer summerhouses (build in the last 20-30 years) are insulated so they can also be used during wintertime. Some of the most popular booking sites are: Dancenter[1], Dansommer [2] and Novasol[3]

Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

Cows on Nexelø
  • 1 Nexelø (20 minutes by ferry from Havnsø). There are no stores or restaurant on this small island so bring food and water. Enjoy the nature and watch the birds. It is the perfect size for a daytrip as it can be explored in three hours leaving time for a picnic. The ferry is 75 kr return.
  • 2 Sejerø. Island in Kattegate one hour by ferry from Havnsø. 140 kr return from Havnsø by ferry..

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