Nordsjællands Vandrefestival

Nordsjælland's Walking Festival will inspire people of all ages to get out for a walk: to experience new paths and landscapes around Esrum Kloster & Møllegård and feel the connectedness. Walking and hiking is a means that can take us to many different goals. We want to gather everyone who hikes, whether the goal is physical and mental well-being or nature and cultural experiences – whether the target group is young people, the elderly, tourists, associations or workplaces.

The starting points for using walking and hiking in our leisure and working life can be completely different. At Nordsjælland's Walking Festival, you will therefore be able to experience new communities for sharing experiences, knowledge and experiences. New inspiration can arise here that you didn't expect to get.

Ultimately, the goal is to inspire more people to get out and have a better life!

Græsted, Denmark
From August 25 to
August 28, 2022
4 days
7249 7300

FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Nordsjællands Vandrefestival

Program
Friday 26 August

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Experience the beautiful landscape around Esrum Kloster & Møllegård and take part in one of the exciting themed walks that start and/or end at the festival site. The trips are organized by people who use walking and hiking in their daily practice, either as part of human well-being and development or as a form of communication and education. The trips are not just hikes, some are seasoned with experiences and exercises of various kinds.

At 14-17: Sensory walk and nature yoga - read more

At 14-17: Signs & presence in nature - read more

At 14-17: Pilgrimage from Esrum Monastery - read more

At 14-17: Esrum Monastery – a paradise on earth – read more

At 14-17: Medicinal plants and wild edible herbs in the monastery landscape - read more

All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site

End the day in the best way, with a delicious dinner in pleasant company. You register in the same place as you also register for activities and hikes. Registration
Menu long table dinner

Program
Saturday 27 August

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Experience the beautiful landscape around Esrum Kloster & Møllegård and take part in one of the exciting themed walks that start and/or end at the festival site. The trips are organized by people who use walking and hiking in their daily practice, either as part of human well-being and development or as a form of communication and education. The trips are not just hikes, some are seasoned with experiences and exercises of various kinds.

At 9-12.30: Sence it ...Don't tell it... Come and listen to the word in the track -  read more

At 10-12/13: On tour with Go for the Children's Telephone - read more 

At 10-13: Nature bingo on Tisvildevejen -  read more

At 10-14: History walk with medieval animals and mythical animals - read more

At 13-14.30: A monastery is created -  read more

At 13-15: In the quiet tranquility of the depths of the forest - a facilitated nature nap - read more

At 13-17: STORYWALK – Hiking and storytelling that give life direction and meaning – read more

At 15–17: Just Walk – joint walk with Chris MacDonald –  read more

All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site

Sports host Morten Ankerdal takes you on a journey from the classic sportsman to a "modern" hiker.

Like many others, he had to think differently during the first corona shutdown. His normal sports facilities were closed. The knees could not hold up to daily runs. Instead, he could go. And slowly he opened his eyes to a new way of playing sports.

It started with a form of power-walk, but has since turned into longer walks with a focus on something other than exercise.

"I feel a calmness and mental relaxation that I have never had with other forms of movement".

At the Just Walk event, you will be inspired to be more kind to yourself and to others. By participating, you become part of a friendly movement where we take a step together to create a friendlier Denmark. You get inspiration, fresh air and a wonderful walk together with others. Read more 

End the day in the best way, with a delicious dinner in pleasant company. You register in the same place as you also register for activities and hikes. Registration
Menu long table dinner

Sensory walk and nature yoga

Friday 26 August 2022, at 14-17.00

A quiet afternoon with a sensory walk, yoga and meditation in nature. For many, hiking is a walk at a brisk pace, but here we walk slowly. Let your senses inspire you, let your body slowly get into gear and try nature yoga in harmony with trees and soil. Yes, we'll probably hug a tree too, and maybe we'll find some wild food on the way.

Instructors: Anne Leonora Blaakilde

Special info: Loose clothing and proper shoes. Make sure your clothes are suitable for the weather, possibly sunscreen, sunglasses/hat or rain gear. Bring a yoga mat, blanket and water. A rain cover or other surface for the mat is a good idea. If it rains or is very windy, we cancel. In that case, you will receive an SMS before 12.00 if you have registered.

Price: DKK 200, which is paid via Mobilepay upon arrival.

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site.

Duration: 3 hours

Max. Number of participants: 10

Instagram: blaakildesnaturyoga

Facebook: Natur&yoga

Signs and presence in nature

Friday 26 August 2022, at 14.00-16.30

Through drawing exercises and other creative experiments, the Mobile Academy guides you to sense and enjoy nature. Anyone regardless of drawing experience can join.

The theme is water and its migration. We move along the stream and make use of non-traditional materials and experiments to sense and entice the poetic expression onto the paper.

We emphasize the experimental, playful and free expression and together with us you can examine organic, beautiful lines in nature, see the sun playing in the water or feel the coolness of the water. All in conjunction with drawing, which maintains the presence and gets your observations down on paper. We meet at 14 at Møllen and ends at Møllen again approx. 4:30 p.m

Instructors: visual artist Lisbeth van Deurs and art historian Ditte Toft Jacobsen.

Price: DKK 250 (all materials are included in the price)

Duration: 2.5 hours

Max. Number of participants: 30

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site.

Pilgrimage from Esrum Monastery

Friday 26 August 2022, at 14.00 – 17.00Pilgrimages are found in almost all religions – both far back in history and up to modern times. What is it about the walk that makes it so universal? In the Middle Ages, pilgrimages were all the rage – people traveled in cash to holy places all over Europe.Come on a guided pilgrimage tour in the countryside around the monastery, Esrum lake and Gribskov and hear about Esrum Monastery's pilgrimage history and medieval pilgrims. Why did they go out? What was their goal?

Duration: 3 hours

Length: 5 – 7 km.

Max. Number of participants: 25

Price: DKK 80

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site

Esrum Monastery – a paradise on earth

Friday 26 August 2022, at 14.00-17.00

The monks at Esrum Monastery wanted to create a paradise on earth. A world without distractions where they could immerse themselves in the two tasks they had in life – prayer and work.

When they first came here, the area was a wasteland which, according to them, was a place where the devil could freely
dwell. A place full of swamps, thorn bushes and wild nature. In the 400 years the monks lived in Esrum, they created order and transformed the landscape and nature into a peaceful place with lush gardens, beautiful buildings with straight lines.

Join us on a walk in the monastery landscape and hear all the hidden and forgotten stories about the monastery and the monks who lived here.

Duration: 3 hours
Length: 3 – 5 km.

Max. Number of participants: 25

Price: DKK 80

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site

Medicinal plants and wild edible herbs in the monastery landscape

Friday 26 August 2022, at 14.00-17.00

Esrum Monastery was in the Middle Ages surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with medicinal herbs, fruit trees and beautiful flowers.

Join us on a walk that starts in the monks' monastery garden and continues into the beautiful natural and cultural landscape with forests, meadows and streams that the monastery is surrounded by. Get good stories about the monks' use of the herbs they grew in the gardens. And hear how some of the plants have since spread out into the landscape and today are "wild" herbs that we collect and eat. We pick what we find along the way - and taste and smell the herbs.

Get good advice on gathering the wild herbs and get to know the most common herbs.

Duration: 3 hours
Length: 3 – 5 km.

Max. Number of participants: 25

Price: DKK 80

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site

Sence it …Don`t tell it… Come and listen to the word in the track.

Saturday 27 August 2022, at 9.00-12.30

Walking in silence on Tisvildevejen's 1st stage from Esrum Kloster to Mårum Church.

Recognize your presence and regain your footing in this walk.

Before the trip, Bolette Borg will give an introduction to reawaken sensation through movement and create awareness of the knowledge your body already knows.

Bolette speaks from scientific and experiential studies of the movement and the transformation that occurs through the repetition of the movement, which promotes a special presence in our opening and in the encounter with the world.

On the hike, you will sharpen your gaze and experience a very special presence that resonates in your own path. The senses will be released in a tasteful local surprise, like sunshine and sweetness over Esrum lake.

You will be guided through sensory exercises as we move along the Esrum lakeshore into the fairytale Vulture Forest, where you can feel the trickling springs and the eagle's wings in your fingers. We awaken inner words In today's movement, and you get the experience of a special community where we examine our presence together. The walk itself and sensory exercise are instructed in silence.

Meditative end
We end in Mårum church with a short meditation.
Here we listen to the Echo of Footprints, and you will have the opportunity to share the word with a fellow hiker
– or simply capture the echo on a stone, and we will get some good legs.

Duration: 3½ hours.
Length: 10 – 12 km.

Max. Number of participants: 20

Price: DKK 200.

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site.

On tour with Go for the Children's Telephone

Saturday 27 August 2022, at 10.00-12.00/13.00

Come along on a trip and experience how children and young people can go to a better life. Go for Børnetelefonen works to reduce dissatisfaction among children and young people, among other things by engaging young people in communities around walking. In September, approx. 100 participants from all over Denmark walk the Camino.

Experience pristine forest, Kongens Bøge and the birdlife at Esrum Sø, and at the same time have a chat with Karen and Charlotte, volunteers at Børns Vilkår. During the trip, they will talk about their work with the young people, about the walking community, fundraising, the work of the Children's Telephone and, of course, about the nature we meet on the route.

Duration: 2-3 hours.
Length: 10 km.

Max. Number of participants: 40.

Price: DKK 100, which goes directly to the children's telephone.

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site.

Special info: Remember water and possibly snacks

Nature bingo on Tisvildevejen

Saturday 27 August 2022, at 10.00-13.00

Come along and play nature bingo on Tisvildevejen in the beautiful nature around Esrum monastery. Lace up your hiking boots, pack your binoculars in your bag and take your friends under your arm and see if you can get the plate full before the others!

Join us on an exciting and different hike in the beautiful nature at Esrum monastery.
You have to go out and see if you can get the plate full in the nature bingo game and learn more about the animals and plants you meet on the road and which are found in the Danish nature.

Perhaps you will meet both reptiles, animals, birds and mammals and probably also see a lot of different flowers and plants.

The trip lasts 3 hours, so feel free to pack a packed lunch or some snacks and we will find a nice place to enjoy our lunch.

The tour is for all ages and dogs are welcome, as long as they are on a lead.

Can you get the plate full?

Duration: 3 hours.
Length: 4 km.

Max. Number of participants: 25.

Price: Adults DKK 165. Children DKK 85.

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site.

Special info: Good hiking shoes, Binoculars, water bottle, snacks, food and clothing for the weather.

Dogs are welcome on a leash.

History walk with animals of the Middle Ages and mythical animals

Saturday 27 August 2022, at 10.00-14.30

Hike through beautiful Vulture Forest with stories from the Middle Ages about animals and monsters.

In the Middle Ages, people saw the world of nature quite differently than we do today. At Esrum Monastery
, the monks worked to understand the forest around them through the bestiaries – old books about
all kinds of animals, both real and imaginary. These works contained observations,
stories and philosophy that were hundreds of years old even in the time of the monks.

Join us on a walk through the medieval and monks' forest. During the tour, we will first hear about the monks' life at the monastery and how the bestiaries fit into this. Next, we will head out along Esrum Sø and into the trees. Here, the stories from the bestiaries about everything from mice to dragons will be told as we move from the animals in the water, to the farms and the forest, and all the way to distant parts of the medieval world.

Duration: 4½ hours
Length: Approx. 12 km.

Max. Number of participants: 25.

Price: DKK 295.

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site

A monastery is created

Saturday 27 August 2022, at 13.00-14.30

Esrum monastery hides many exciting stories and tales. In the last 10 years, a lot has happened in our understanding of the monastery and its surroundings. On this walking tour you will be able to hear stories about the monastery and its surroundings.

The building we see today is only a small part of the large medieval monastery complex, which was almost a whole small village with gardens, various craftsmen and stable buildings. And both inside and outside the monastery's walls, the landscape was utilized by the monks and their lay brothers for farming.

On this tour you can hear small and large stories about Esrum Monastery and its surroundings. The trip goes from the monastery, through Tingbakkeskov to Esrum lake and back again.

Instructors: Kjartan Langsted

Price: Free

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Max. Number of participants: 30

In the quiet tranquility of the forest's depths – a facilitated nature nap

Saturday 27 August 2022, at 13.00-15.00

A facilitated nap in beautiful nature is the best way to round off the summer.

The life we ​​live today is fast-paced and makes great demands on our constant ability to perform, our capacity, and therefore puts pressure on our nervous systems that rarely has real peace. Humans and nature are inextricably linked, and that is precisely why being in nature manages to assist the much-needed restitution of our nervous system.

In connection with Nordsjælland's Vandrefestival 2022, NEED FOR NATURE offers you the opportunity for just what your body and mind may have been hungry for: the most wonderful quiet meditative moment followed by a nap in a soft bed in the middle of the beautiful summer nature at Esrum Kloster.

Duration: 2 hours
Length: 1 km.

Max. Number of participants: 20.

Price: NOK 200 for a camp bed (NOK 150 for a sleeping pad)

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site

Special info: 10 participants on field beds and 10 participants on sleeping mats. The tour is incl. a little refreshment

STORYWALK – Hiking and storytelling that give life direction and meaning

Saturday 27 August 2022, at 13.00-17.00

" We have to move physically if we want to move mentally ". The quote comes from storywalker Trine Vendelboe Juul and is the central mantra on her walks, where there is room to think and reflect, remember and dream on a journey towards a deeper understanding of ourselves and not least the stories about ourselves. Look forward to a both thoughtful and sensual trip, where the wonderful world of nature also comes into play with various sensory and mindfulness exercises that will increase our mental as well as physical balance and well-being.

 

"Thank you for a super nice walk today. I loved silent walking. I loved your readings. It was great to do Qi Gong as a break on the walk. And I think it was great with the West and East questions ," says Pernille Jacobsen, participant on the Winter Solstice Walk with Trine Vendelboe Juul.

Instructors: Trine Vendelboe Juul

Special info:

Shoes or boots for walking, loose clothing, rucksack with sitting mat, water, snacks, possibly coffee and pad and pen if you want to write down some of your thoughts and reflections.

Price: DKK 225

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site.

Duration: 4 hours

Length: 8-10 km.

Max. Number of participants: 16

Just Walk – Joint walk with Chris MacDonald

Saturday 27 August 2022, at 15.00-17.00

Just Walk, in collaboration with Nordsjælland's Vandrefestival, invites you to a walk with a welcome presentation by Chris MacDonald.

At the Just Walk event, you will be inspired to be more kind to yourself and to others. By participating, you become part of a friendly movement where we take a step together to create a friendlier Denmark. You get inspiration, fresh air and a wonderful walk together with others.

Just Walk

Man is unique. We are the only ones with the ability to walk upright in a group and over long distances. We are also able to be kind to those around us. In fact, our bodies and brains are rewarded when we move together and meet each other kindly. Just imagine. That potential must be exploited.

That is why Just Human has teamed up with DGI on the Just Walk project to get even more people out to walk together and at the same time take an extra step for kindness.
Just Walk is a friendly movement where local walk-hosts across the country invite you to join us on walks where we collectively take steps for kindness. The Gå hosts focus on ensuring that everyone has a good experience and creates a friendly atmosphere.

You can read more about the project here: https://www.justhuman.com/projekt/justwalk/

Programme:
15.00 Welcome by Chris MacDonald, founder of Just Human. Presentation on kindness, community, walks and time in nature and their importance for people's well-being.
15.30 Joint trip of approximately 6-8 km.
16.55 The walk ends at the festival site at Esrum Kloster & Møllegård.
17.00 Everyone is sent on with a kindness challenge.

Price: DKK 50

Duration : 2 hours.

Meeting point: All walks start and end at the information stand on the festival site.

Græsted, Denmark

COMPLEMENTARY EVENTS

Nordsjællands Vandrefestival

Conferences

Program for the working life
track on Thursday 25 August

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Rediscover the walking pace in working life

Look forward to experiencing author and TV host Mikael Kamper, who will be the keynote speaker on the Working Life track.

Walking is a basic part of being human. We tend to forget that in modern life. Not least in working life, where the pace has accelerated and where the working day for many takes place indoors and sitting on a chair. Very far from the life we ​​are biologically created and optimized for.

Based on his latest book "Walk well", Mikael Kamber tells why it is both wise and necessary to rediscover the pace of walking in working life. Mikael Kamber will participate as keynote speaker, debater and moderator at the panel debate on Friday 26 August.

A: The municipality as a workplace

v/ Pernille Dirchsen, Volunteer Coordinator in Gribskov Municipality, Rikke Hjulmand, Move for Life project manager in Lejre Municipality and Jasmin Helledie, Move for Life project worker in Tønder Municipality

How can the municipality use walking as a tool to create well-being, togetherness and get more movement during a working day?

As a result of corona repatriation, Tønder Municipality kick-started i.a. walking meetings. After the re-opening in 2020, further efforts were made to spread walking meetings as a valuable work tool through a series of practical, oral and visual initiatives. An effort that received good attention, but which is currently suffering from the classic relapse into familiar routines.

B: Walk in the private workplace

v/ Jørgen Thomsen, Director at Elindco, Henrik Stær Grove, COO and partner at Pentia and Liselotte Zedeler, Health & Safety Specialist at Coloplast

Three progressive leaders from the private business world talk about their experiences of using time as an important tool to achieve strategic goals with the company.

Panel debate: Stand up - get out and go!

"You never regret a walk!". But what is it that prevents us from going? This cross-cutting debate looks at barriers to walking and makes suggestions for societal initiatives that can make walking easier.

Panel debate participants:
Mikael Kamber, journalist and author
Chris MacDonald, founder & CEO
Henrik Stær Grove, COO & partner in Pentia
Thomas Elgaard Larsen, deputy chairman of the Diabetes
Association Trine Torp, Member of Parliament (SF)


Workshop: Walk while you work
Presentation walk v/ Heidi Møller, professional walker

Get concrete tools to get started with ongoing meetings. Both in pairs and in larger groups.

We know it is healthy, but how do we get started and which meetings are suitable to be held on foot. We go through different types of meetings, and then of course we have to go out. Heidi facilitates the walk professionally, so that you experience how you walk professionally with up to 50 people. On the walk, you will share ideas and experiences with the other participants. You will work with your own everyday life as a starting point and have at least three examples of walks to take home that you can use in your everyday life.

v/ Danish Business Association and Mikael Kamber.

Program for the health
track on Thursday 25 August

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Evolutionary mismatch. The small difference of letting our bedrock guide us

Most people know Chris MacDonald as one of Denmark's most popular researchers, lecturers and TV hosts. In these roles, he has helped to open Danes' eyes to the great importance of lifestyle for our health and well-being. But Chris MacDonald's heartfelt commitment to our well-being and health far from stops when the camera and stage lights are turned off. On the contrary.

In 2015, Chris MacDonald founded Just Human, whose mission is to inspire young people and their role models to look after themselves and each other. In collaboration with DGI and Beveg dig for life, Chris can be found this year as keynote speaker, debater and moderator at the conference on Thursday 25 August.

Experience, among other things Chris Macdonald's inspiring talk about evolutionary mismatch, the small difference, about letting our bedrock guide us... and of course about why walking and hiking are so great.

For the rest of the day, Chris will challenge us with his curiosity, knowledge, sharp points of view and well-developed humor in Thursday's Panel Debate and as the final mediator for today's conversations and experiences.

A: Walking in nature - together about life, for dementia patients and their relatives
w/ Thor Jensen, Project Manager DGI - Dementia Friendly Walking Communities and Katrine van den Bos, Project Manager Alzheimer's Association - Dementia Friend

Supported by the National Board of Social Affairs and Health, DGI Midt- & Vestsjælland, together with the Alzheimer's Association, has developed a concept to make it more meaningful to get people with dementia and their relatives to find motivation to move.

B: The local competition – when villages are active together
v/ Troels Frederiksen, Sports Consultant Running & Walking, DGI Nordsjælland

The local competition kicks into life in villages around large parts of Denmark. Come and hear more about how you can motivate whole villages to gather together and meet each other across age, gender, body, experience, exercise habits and affiliation.

C: Walking marathon for everyone - how everyone can get the marathon distance under their belt
v/ Conny Grøn, Culture and Leisure in Vejen Municipality, Karen Karlsen, instructor v/ Løgumkloster Løbemotion, Tove Laursen, Gå-host and concept developer as well

Danni Callesen, Sports consultant at DGI Sønderjylland and Southwest

Be inspired by how to get thousands of citizens to sign up and complete four walks of 10.5 km and thereby get the attractive marathon distance under their belt.

D: Walk & understand – when walking, nature and conversation prevent divorces
v/ Poula Helth, Ph.d. and researcher at CBS as well as author of the book "Gå & Forstå" and Johannes Ask Batzer, Co-developer of Gå & Forstå as well as Bridge Builder & Development Consultant for Ishøj Municipality

Gå & Forstå is a new concept that will train resource persons to cooperate with municipalities with a view to preventing family breakdown and divorce. Gå & Forstå uses professional interview methods and the latest knowledge about nature's positive impact on people as a professional basis and method. The course has been tested and evaluated in Gentofte Municipality with great success.

Panel debate: Stand up - get out and go!
"You never regret a walk!". But what is it that prevents us from going? This cross-cutting debate looks at barriers to walking and makes suggestions for societal initiatives that can make walking easier.

Panel debate participants:
Mikael Kamber, journalist and author
Chris MacDonald, founder & CEO
Henrik Stær Grove, COO & partner in Pentia
Thomas Elgaard Larsen, deputy chairman of the Diabetes Association
Trine Torp, F olketing politician (SF)


Workshops

A: Walking in nature - together about life, for dementia patients and their relatives
w/ Thor Jensen, Project Manager DGI - Dementia Friendly Walking Communities and Katrine van den Bos, Project Manager Alzheimer's Association - Dementia Friend

Supported by the National Board of Social Affairs and Health, DGI Midt- & Vestsjælland, together with the Alzheimer's Association, has developed a concept to make it more meaningful to get people with dementia and their relatives to find motivation to move.

B: The local competition – when villages are active together
v/ Troels Frederiksen, Sports Consultant Running & Walking, DGI Nordsjælland

The local competition kicks into life in villages around large parts of Denmark. Come and hear more about how you can motivate whole villages to gather together and meet each other across age, gender, body, experience, exercise habits and affiliation.

C: Walking marathon for everyone - how everyone can get the marathon distance under their belt
v/ Conny Grøn, Culture and Leisure in Vejen Municipality, Karen Karlsen, instructor v/ Løgumkloster Løbemotion, Tove Laursen, Gå-host and concept developer as well

Danni Callesen, Sports consultant at DGI Sønderjylland and Southwest

Be inspired by how to get thousands of citizens to sign up and complete four walks of 10.5 km and thereby get the attractive marathon distance under their belt.

D: Go & understand – when walking, nature and conversation prevent divorces
v/ Poula Helth, Researcher and author

Gå & Forstå is a new concept that will train resource persons to cooperate with municipalities with a view to preventing family breakdown and divorce. Gå & Forstå uses professional interview methods and the latest knowledge about nature's positive impact on people as a professional basis and method. The course has been tested and evaluated in Gentofte Municipality with great success.

v/ Move for Life and Chris MacDonald

26 - 27 August
Esrum Monastery & Møllegård

Look forward to a diverse program with many experiences. Meet presenters – both big names who embrace a wide audience, but also enthusiasts who share their experiences and experiences of walking to a good life.

Lace up your walking shoes and join them on themed walks and hikes starting from the square and be inspired for new trips and new ways of using hiking. The themes range from natural and cultural history walks, to walks with tastings, pilgrimage walks and walks with children.

The festival
square Saturday 27 August at 10-18

The festival square is the meeting place, the framework for community and the place to take a break between walks. Here are stands and stalls with inspiration for experiences, knowledge and communities: everything from nature and outdoor associations to organizations as well as private and public actors. The meetings must inspire concrete hiking routes with nature and cultural experiences, hiking communities that you can become a part of. In the stalls you can buy hiking equipment and gear, foot ointment, books etc. as well as tips & tricks for the hike, accommodation, cooking and much more.

The festival site is also where you fill your stomach and quench your thirst. In the food stalls, local producers offer the taste of North Zealand.

The festival site is open on Saturday 27 August from 10.00 – 18.00

Meet us at the festival site on
Saturday 27 August at 10-18

Kongernes Hike – organizes hikes with a historical whiz, experiences in nature – and a touch of pampering

Camønoen – the kingdom's friendliest hiking route
Ulla Conrad Nordkyststien : author behind the hiking book ´NORDKYSTTIEN. The Danish Riviera between Helsingør and Hundested´. Meet her at the festival site on Saturday 27 August 2022!”
Esrum Kloster & Møllegård - learn more about over 800 years of history. For example, get the story of medieval pilgrims and hiking in a historical context, try a set of Virtual Reality glasses and much more.
Museum Nordsjælland – archaeological and cultural history museum
Munkeruphus – exhibition site out to Øresund between Gilleleje and Dronningmølle
Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park
Parforce hunting landscape – UNESCO world heritage site
Visit Nordsjælland
Gribskov municipality
Tisvildevejen - pilgrimage route through the cultural landscape in the most beautiful parts of Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park
DGI - move for life
Outdoor Council -  works to improve opportunities for outdoor life in Denmark.
Blåkilde Nature and Yoga - offers sensory and yoga experiences in nature
Need for Nature - outdoor life and nature experience in Danish nature and Arctic wilderness
Nature adventure - experience nature through imagination, play and movement
Danish Santiago Pilgrims - Danish pilgrimage route that stretches over more than 1,000 km Zealand, Lolland-Falster, Funen, Als and Jutland
Gribskov's Hårde kerne - hiking association in Hillerød
Scouting– outdoor equipment and hiking equipment
Stine Kuntz: clothes and creams
Marianne Karen Zimmer: books and maps

In the food stalls, local producers offer the taste of North Zealand. See who you e.g. can meet at the Festival Square.

Kvann Kompagniet – Delicacies based on wild herbs from Greenland and Iceland.
The wet sheep - Beer that promotes presence, coziness and laughter.
Garbolund – A unique vineyard in North Zealand.
Højbogård – Welcomes good food and local specialities.
Jota Chokolade – Handmade chocolate from Gilleleje.
Kollerødgård Ice
Egerødgård delicacies
Mie Eggert Pedersen, Mies Deli – Homemade organic liqueurs/schnapps/gin/rum, special jams, oils, syrups & vinegars.

Camp and overnight

If you want the full festival experience, you can spend the night in a tent in our festival camp.

At the camp, you get access to a tent pitch on Esrum Monastery's green areas, which are close to the monastery.

The camp is open to all visitors to Nordsjælland's Walking Festival. We arrange communal dining at long tables every evening, where participants can meet and share their best hiking stories.

Our camp is a basic offer, for you who do not have the same requirements for facilities as, for example, you know from a campsite - on the other hand, we give you the opportunity to spend the night in a great location - right in the heart of Nordsjælland's Walking Festival!

We currently have no bathing facilities, but there will be access to indoor toilets and an outdoor water tap.

It is possible to buy breakfast every day.

We have these facilities:

  • Tent space for your own tent, toilets, water tap, communal dining on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, possibility to buy breakfast every day, use of own storm kitchen and Shop & Café


Unfortunately, we cannot offer:

  • Outdoor kitchen, tent rental, space for a hammock, bathing facilities and washing area.


Prices for overnight stay
DKK 150 per night in the period 24 – 28 August (DKK 300 for accommodation during the entire period).

Find alternative accommodation options close to Esrum Monastery HERE

PRICES & RESERVATIONS

Nordsjællands Vandrefestival

25 - 26 August
Esrum Monastery & Møllegård

The conference is for you who work with walking and hiking in your professional life. The program is structured in two main thematic tracks; Health and Working Life.

Take part in two exciting conference days with exciting presentations, workshops, panel debates, walk-and-talks and hikes in North Zealand's beautiful nature.

We make room for networking and sparring during the days, so that you can travel home with new knowledge and inspiration for action and perhaps a change in your way of working with walking and hiking.

Prices

Conference Thursday – Friday DKK 1499.

Conference Thursday (all day) DKK 1,099.

Conference Friday (half day) DKK 599.

If you have to pay via EAN, you can read more about how to do it in our FAQ under the menu item General.

Included in the price

  • An exciting program with some of the best inspirations in walking and hiking
  • Delicious, local food arranged by Møllecaféen
  • Access to networking and sparring with others who also use walking and hiking in their professional work.

Camp and overnight

If you want the full festival experience, you can spend the night in a tent in our festival camp.

The camp ticket gives access to toilets and running water. There are no bathing facilities on the festival site.

The camp is open to all visitors to Nordsjælland's Walking Festival. We arrange communal dining at long tables every evening, where participants can meet and share their best hiking stories.

Prices for accommodation

DKK 150 per night in the period 24 – 28 August ( DKK 300 for overnight stay during the entire period).

BASIC INFORMATION

Nordsjællands Vandrefestival

INVITATION to
NORTH SJæLLAND'S WALKING FESTIVAL

For schools only – 3rd – 6th grade.

How can you work with the FESTIVAL?

  • Get ideas for SELF-CHOSEN ROUTES
  • Get suggestions for DESIGNATED ROUTES
  • Take part in the COMPETITION "GO MOST KM"
  • Join the LOTTERY DRAW IN ONE DAY AT ESRUM MONASTERY

 

Read below how you and your class can take part and benefit from the many good ideas and offers

Now you have the chance to become an active part of Nordsjælland's VandreFestival 2022.

In Week 34, from August 22 to 28, you have the opportunity to do exciting, educational, deepening activities while you hike.

You can hike on self-selected routes, go on exciting routes organized by North Zealand National Park, and be one of the lucky 10 classes who WIN a whole day of activities at Esrum Kloster.

Self-selected and designated routes:

Choose your own routes and get inspiration for what you can do on the route. Click on the 4 "ROUTE BOXES" below and see the many options.

Movement on the route

Below you will find a number of good, fun activities and movement exercises that can be taken with you on your self-selected routes. Choose individual exercises, exercises for smaller groups and exercises for larger groups. Choose yourself how many exercises the students should take with them on the route. Review any the exercises before. Use them if necessary. as an icebreaker in the class.

Some can be done while walking - Others as "breaks" on the route.

Single exercises or in small groups:

Cross your legs and arms on the route - motor skills

Nature on the route

The teacher's pages

Hiking with a focus on nature.

The following gives you three different directions you can target your attention on your hike; look up, look there, look down.

It is important to prepare for what you can expect to encounter on the trip, so that you sharpen your attention. One way to do this is by bringing a natural bingo plate.

You can either enter one of the three focus areas and find a bingo board that suits you, or you can spend time making your own bingo board.

Find a template for a bingo board here.

Below you will also find universal nature bingo, which can be done at self-selected places on the route and which is controlled by the adult. There is no preparation or materials to bring.

Immersion on the route

Process for school classes.

1-2 hour walk, with process of 5 videos leading up to the walk

The central idea is that the teacher must drive the process during class time or at another point in the lesson where there is time/space.

The teacher shows the students a video with the content that Chris has made, so that the teacher does not have to acquire new material/skills in order to be able to run the process = easy to access for the teacher.

The teacher gets to know the process together with the students through 5 videos which are shown in the weeks/week leading up to the Walking Festival week (week 34). The teacher's primary task is to create the framework during class time, as well as, together with the class, to lay out one or more routes they can follow during the Walking Festival week.

  1. Intro video for teachers (15 min)
  2. 5 videos for students (each video, 3-5 min duration)
  3. Walk with the teacher (½-2 hours, depending on how many exercises and which ones are taken on the trip)

 

The process:

The teacher watches the intro video, after which the process runs with the students.

Each student video is reviewed in class, takes approx. 20 minutes, where they watch Chris talk about the day's topic on video and for approx. 10 minutes do the exercise, which Chris also guides via the video.

When the class has gone through 2-5 videos, the teacher, together with the class, lays out a route for the students, where 2-5 entries are placed, one for each place where they can do their exercise. You choose which ones suit the route(s) best for you.

The 5 exercises are:

  1. Down in the body, breathing
  2. Sensory landscapes:
    • The eye – the light landscape: light (the sun) shows you the outside world and your own body
    • The ears – the soundscape: sound waves show you the birds and the rustle of the trees
    • The nose – the scent landscape: particles are captured in the nose and show you the scent of the flowers and the earth
    • The skin and body feel their own body and body contact with the outside world
    • The mouth – tastes the world
  3. Wood and the plant landscape – are not just a backdrop, but are alive, like you and me
  4. Silence
  5. Take nature with you into everyday life again.

The videos are on the way !

Have fun working with immersion with the class. And good Vanderfestival week😊

Chris Norre. Master in philosophy, therapist, author and Mindfulness instructor

Cultural history on the route

Walking tours with a focus on cultural history

Here you will find 6 walking routes, all of which are based on local cultural history. On the hiking route, visible traces of culture in the landscape are communicated and exciting stories are told, seasoned with good and educational activities and presentations for reflection

The material has been prepared by 7 students from the Nature and Culture Communication programme, under the guidance of the National Park Kongernes Nordsjælland.

Teacher guides and maps have been prepared for each route. (New maps are on the way.)

The disaster in Tisvilde Hegn
Teacher's Guide
Map

Power in Frederiksborg Castle Garden
Teacher's Guide
Map

The Sacrifice in Høbjerg Hegn
Teacher's Guide
Short

In the King's backyard
Teacher 's guide
Student booklet
Map

The power of nature
Teacher's guide
Map

Sound tour: Hellebæk Kohave, Teglstrup Hegn and Hammermøllen
Teacher's guide
Student folder
Map

VIDEO

Nordsjællands Vandrefestival