Fjordlands & Forest
roskilde - boserup
You want to get outside but you're not sure where to go. Big hikes are maybe a little offputting for you but you still want to enjoy exploring a new place. It is hard to know where to go and what routes you should take to get the best experience of a location. Let me solve these problems with this hike from Roskilde to Boserup Forest.
We meet in the heart of Roskilde just outside the train station, take a stroll down the main shopping street towards Domkirke, Roskilde's famous cathedral, head downhill through the park to the Viking Harbour where the smell of shipbuilding fills the air. Past the marina and onto the Skjoldungesti that takes us deep into the fjord lands and one of Denmarks 6 National Parks, Nationalpark Skjoldungernes Land. We will leave the fjord trail and head into Boserup Forest. The path through the forest is calm and lush with a variety of trees and wildlife.
On the return journey, we will pass through Sankt Hans Have where they grow and sell their own plants, vegetables and herbs. There is a small café where you are welcome to grab an extra drink or sandwich for the train journey home. Then we make our way back up through the park to the train station where we say 'Good-Bye'.
THE IMPORTANT STUFF
Total hiking distance: 13.7km
Cost of the Guided Hike: DKK 125,00 including moms (VAT)
Meeting Time: 11:00 (Please arrive on the train before this time)
Meeting Location: Roskilde Hestetorvet (Just outside the train station main entrance)
End Time: Approximately 14:00 (Depending on the speed of the group.)
End Location: Roskilde train station, Hestertorvet.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is not included in the ticket fee?
The cost of transport to/from the meeting/departure points, food, drink, hiking gear.
What will I need to bring?
Food, water, clothes to suit the weather, sunscreen if it is clear, a rucksack, hiking shoes (no trendy street trainers, they will give you blisters).
Will there be toilets along the route?
There are a few places you can use the toilet as we progress along this hiking route but there is also a chance you may need to use a bush.
How difficult is the route?
This is a very flat route with only a couple of places where there are small steep sections. So overall, the hike is easy and we will walk at a pace that everyone can keep up. The idea is to get out in nature and enjoy the journey, not race to the end.
Will we stop for lunch?
This route takes about 2.5 hours to complete. We will take a short break on the beach area in Boserup Forest before returning. There are plenty of places you can buy food on the return hike as we get closer to Roskilde.
What happens if it rains?
The weather is unpredictable and often in Denmark, it can be wet and windy just when you don't want it to. The hike will not be cancelled due to rain unless it is a crazy thunderstorm, which you will receive money back or reschedule the hike to a new date. Therefore, please wear or bring wet weather clothing to protect yourself from getting cold and wet during the hike. Sometimes the wet days bring the most memories!