Odsherred refers to an area and (since January 1, 2007) a large municipality in the north-west of the Danish region of Sjælland. The two islands Sejerø and Nekselø also belong to Odsherred. The former municipalities Dragsholm , Nykøbing-Rørvig and Trundholm have merged into the greater municipality of Odsherred . The community area is 355 km², the population (2006 pro forma) 32,890. The municipality is part of the Sjælland region .
In the middle of the 18th century extensive containment work for land reclamation began. In the area around the Lammefjord , large areas of land were drained and are now successfully used for agriculture.
The first verifiable traces of human life in Odsherred are 9,000 years old. In the last hundred years in particular, numerous finds from the early period have been made, including a sun chariot and barrows , which can be found in the greatest density on Sejerø. Castle ruins and Dragsholm Castle , Denmark's oldest castle, also bear witness to an eventful past.
Most of Odsherred is on the coast. Especially Sejerø Bugt, Kattegat and Nyrup Bugt are popular bathing beaches. The region has become a popular holiday destination for Danes in recent years.