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Denmark holidays : what do I have to know

Set off on an extraordinary journey to Denmark, a haven for nature enthusiasts! From the expansive landscapes of the Jutland peninsula to the captivating allure of over 400 picturesque islands, this Scandinavian gem promises an exquisite blend of natural wonders and Nordic charm. Immerse yourself in the regal ambiance of Copenhagen, where the city's majestic riverside setting provides the perfect backdrop for an unparalleled experience. Navigate the interconnected network of roads and bridges that seamlessly connect the city's enchanting islands, each revealing its own unique secrets and treasures waiting to be discovered. Amidst it all, savour the genuine warmth of Danish hospitality, where locals extend a heartfelt welcome that defies the chilly reputation of Scandinavia

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What are the must-see places in Denmark?

Discover the enchanting allure of Denmark's 400 islands, where pristine landscapes await exploration. With so many hidden gems scattered across the archipelago, choosing where to visit can be a daunting task. Fear not! We've curated a list of three must-see destinations to make your Danish adventure unforgettable.

 

Møn Island

Unveil the secrets of Møn Island, a Danish gem that intertwines captivating nature and rich history. Designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Møn boasts breathtaking landscapes including pristine beaches, rugged cliffs, and expansive forests, notably the iconic Møns Klint. Explore the island's historical roots in Stege, its quaint capital, and marvel at the stunning frescoes of Fanefjord Church. Whether you're drawn to natural wonders or cultural heritage, Møn Island promises an immersive experience unlike any other.

 

Faroe Islands

 

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Faroe Islands, a hidden gem nestled halfway between Iceland, Scotland, and Norway welcomes visitors with open arms. With 18 main islands waiting to be explored, this remote archipelago offers the perfect escape for those seeking a breath of fresh air. From untamed wilderness to diverse flora and fauna, the Faroes are a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Engage yourself with unforgettable hikes along rugged trails, winding through majestic fjords, towering cliffs, and breathtaking peaks. Keep your eyes peeled for over 300 bird species and a vibrant marine life that call these islands home. For urban explorers, the Faroes offer a charming blend of city life and cultural experiences. Discover quaint shops, cozy cafes, and indulge in authentic Scandinavian cuisine at local restaurants. Don't miss the chance to admire royal palaces and other cultural landmarks dotting the archipelago. 

 

Ærø Island

Discover the enchanting beauty of Ærø Island, nestled within the idyllic Fionie archipelago. Despite being the second largest, Ærø stands out as the most picturesque among its peers. Arriving by boat, the exclusive mode of transportation to the island, you'll be greeted by the charming village of Ærøskøbing, renowned as one of the best-preserved villages in the country. Immerse yourself in the vibrant hues of its 17th and 18th-century houses, each telling a story of bygone eras and enhancing the scenic vista. Take a leisurely drive through the island's breathtaking countryside, where tranquillity reigns supreme, revealing quaint villages, timber-framed farms, and iconic windmills scattered across the landscape. Don't be surprised if you encounter numerous couples during your strolls; Ærø is affectionately dubbed the "wedding island," its romantic ambiance attracting countless young brides and grooms seeking to exchange vows amidst its serene surroundings.

 

Which cities to visit in Denmark?

In Denmark, the cities complement the beautiful landscape. From the capital to even more historic places, check out our selection of must-see cities when visiting the country.

 

Ribe

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Ribe, Denmark's oldest town, dating all the way back to 700 AD. Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of the Jutland peninsula, this enchanting town is a living testament to medieval charm and architectural marvels. Wander through its labyrinthine streets lined with centuries-old buildings, including the majestic cathedral, a masterpiece crafted in 948 under the patronage of the esteemed Voldemar dynasty. Explore the heart of the old town, where the historic town hall stands proudly since 1496, echoing tales of bygone eras. Take a stroll in the bustling Torvet square, where the iconic 17th-century inn, Weis Stue, beckons travelers to indulge in authentic Danish hospitality. And for an immersive experience into Viking heritage, venture into one of the town's captivating museums, offering glimpses into the lives of the ancient settlers who once roamed these lands. 

Roskilde

Explore the allure of Roskilde, Denmark's former capital, nestled at the foot of a serene fjord, a defining feature of this historic city. Engage in leisurely strolls amidst picturesque hills, embracing the tranquility of the fjord's gentle waters. At the heart of Roskilde lies its crowning jewel: the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral, a timeless testament to Roman and early Gothic architecture, boasting red brick facades and fortress-like grandeur, adorned with enchanting whitewashed vaults. Delve into the annals of history at the Viking Ship Museum, unraveling the evolution of construction techniques across centuries. And don't overlook the architectural marvel of Roskilde railway station, a blend of elegance and functionality.

Odense

Discover the vibrant tapestry of Odense, Denmark's third-largest city, steeped in both history and modern charm. As the proud birthplace of renowned storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, Odense pays homage to its literary heritage with numerous sculptures depicting his iconic characters scattered throughout the city. Immerse yourself in the city's rich tapestry of past and present by embarking on a captivating journey through its museums. At Møntergården, traverse the halls of a magnificent 17th-century red half-timbered building, offering an insightful exploration of the town's history. Dive into the cultural mosaic of Flanders at the Münsterland museum, housed in a sleek modern edifice. Delight in the dynamic energy of Odense's student quarter before venturing forth to explore Fiona, the verdant gem that serves as its capital. 

 

Copenhagen

 

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Embark on a regal adventure in Copenhagen, a city brimming with enchanting allure and royal charisma. Feel the pulse of history echoing through its streets, where the spirit of Hans Christian Andersen weaves its magic, from the iconic statue of the Little Mermaid on Langelinje quay to the whimsical wonders of Tivoli Gardens and the picturesque charm of Nyhavn. Immerse yourself in the opulence of Danish royalty as you marvel at the grandeur of Christiansborg Castle, Rosenborg Castle, and Amalienborg Palace, where every corner exudes an air of regal splendour. But perhaps Copenhagen's greatest treasure lies in its diverse neighbourhoods, each offering a unique glimpse into the city's multifaceted identity, from the vibrant hues of Nyhavn to the bohemian spirit of Christiania. Let Copenhagen be your majestic playground, where every moment is infused with royal grandeur and captivating discoveries await at every turn.

What else to see in Denmark? 

To round off your unforgettable day trip to Denmark, make sure to add these three exceptional destinations to your itinerary: 

 

Legoland

Indulge in the ultimate LEGO adventure at Legoland, Denmark's iconic theme park nestled near the historic Billund factory. Since its inauguration in 1968, Legoland has captivated visitors with its impressive array of nearly 60 million LEGO bricks, promising endless excitement and wonder. Explore the enchanting Miniland, where over 20 million LEGO cubes meticulously recreate iconic landscapes and landmarks in breathtaking detail. For thrill-seekers, embark on an exhilarating journey through fifty themed attractions, guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages. Whether you're marvelling at captivating shows, perusing charming shops, or savouring gourmet delights at one of the park's restaurants, Legoland promises an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, adventure, and endless LEGO magic.

 

The Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle is a splendid Renaissance marvel erected in the 15th century under the patronage of Frederik II of Helsing. Serving as both a regal residence and a formidable military fortress due to its strategic positioning near Copenhagen and the entrance to the Oslash River, Kronborg has withstood the test of time despite enduring multiple devastations, including a fierce bombardment in 1658. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the castle stands as a testament to Denmark's rich heritage and cultural significance. Immerse yourself in the legendary ambiance that inspired Shakespeare's timeless masterpiece, Hamlet, as you wander through the halls of what the bard immortalized as Elsinore Castle. Join a captivating guided tour to unearth the secrets of Kronborg's storied past, and don't overlook the basement, where the legendary stone statue of Ogier of Danemarche awaits to unveil yet another layer of this historic treasure trove.

 

The Egeskov Castle

Egeskov Castle is a splendid architectural masterpiece erected atop oak piles in 1554, surrounded by the tranquil waters of its own lake. Renowned as one of Denmark's most exquisite castles and hailed as a jewel of Renaissance architecture in Europe, Egeskov Castle beckons visitors to discover its opulent interiors, including the majestic banqueting hall adorned with a striking portrait of Christian IV. Wander through the sprawling 15-hectare historic park, a verdant oasis steeped in centuries of history and charm, dating back to the 18th century. Delight in a journey through time as you explore the park's diverse exhibitions and museums, showcasing a remarkable collection of vintage vehicles, from classic cars to planes and motorbikes. Offering an unforgettable experience for the whole family, Egeskov Castle invites you to embark on a captivating adventure brimming with history, beauty, and endless discoveries.

 

Where to stay on your trip to Denmark?

 

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