Zealand (Danish Sjælland) is the largest island of Denmark, bounded in the north by the Kattegat and in the south by the Baltic.
Many fjords, spits and bays are features of the coasts. In the northeast of Zealand the Øresund, which separates the east coast of the island from the southwest coast of Sweden, is very narrow. A ferry links Helsingor (Denmark) with Helsingborg (Sweden); a bridge across the Øresund is planned. In the south the Storstrom and Farø bridges connect Zealand with the island of Falster.
Fertile moraine deposits, with tunnel valleys and "osers" (banks of sand or pebbles formed by meltwater during the Ice Age) characterize the landscape. While in the south agriculture plays a major role, the north of the island is extensively industrialized.
Copenhagen, in the east of the island, is particularly attractive and interesting, with its many palaces (Christiansborg, Amalienborg), museums and places of entertainment (Tivoli, etc.), beautiful squares, the "Strøget" pedestrian zone and the exciting atmosphere of Nyhavn, the harbor quarter. There are also interesting castles and palaces in the north of the island, in Hillerød (Frederiksborg Castle) and in Helsingør (Kronborg Castle). On the way there visitors can make a detour to the interesting Louisiana Arts Center. Roskilde also has much to offer - the Cathedral is famous as the last resting place of the Danish kings, while the Viking Ship Museum, where reconstructed ships are on display, illustrates how important ships and shipping were to the country in days of yore. The Vikings are also encountered in Trelleborg. Kalundborg and Korsør are important harbor towns for transport within Denmark.