About National Park Kongernes Nordsjælland

The purpose behind National Park Kongernes Nordsjælland is to protect, enrich, and develop an area covering 263 square kilometres of nature, landscapes, cultural heritage, and outdoor life.

Did you know that...

  • with its 263 km2, National Park Kongernes Nordsjælland is Denmark’s second-largest national park
  • one of Denmark’s most extensive forests, Gribskov, and the country’s two largest lakes, Arresø and Esrum Sø, are part of the national park
  • the national park includes two UNESCO world heritage sites: Kronborg and the par force hunting landscape in North Zealand
  • from east to west palaces, abbeys and ruined castles remain as the visible vestiges of ecclesiastical and royal power
  • the national park holds a wide variety of natural ecosystems, including lakes, woods, salt meadows, chalk plains and marshland 
  • Natura 2000 areas – areas designated for the protection of threatened, rare or distinctive species of flora, fauna and natural habitats make up more than 70% of the national park
  • Gribskov has Denmark’s largest herd of fallow deer living in the wild
  • Holløse Bredning and other areas around Arresø are home to a number of rare breeding birds and migratory birds as well as a population of beavers

The organisation in brief