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, Nationalpark 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

The foundation owns no national park land. 82 % of the land in the national park is owned by the state, while 14 % is owned by private landowners, and 4 % is owned by municipalities.

The foundation’s funds are allocated annually through the Danish Finance and Appropriation Act.

The foundation is managed by a board nominated by the Danish Minister for the Environment and whose members are closely affiliated with the area. The board has appointed a secretariat, which handles day-to-day operations and assists with drawing up and implementing the national park plan.

The foundation’s objective is to develop the national park within the framework of the associated act and executive order.