- not surprisingly – has already been established on the world stage
as a popular big city. But explore Aarhus
too, the European Culture Capital of 2017. Or
stay in one of the lovely old towns along the west coast of
Jylland and experience the unique and diverse nature for
example in Skagen,
Hvide Sande (White
Sands) or Ribe. One
always close to the coast in Denmark, and the flat,
green country also encourages many to hop on their bikes, which can be
hired across the country.
Denmark is a small country, making it possible to visit multiple
places on a holiday there. Temperatures are typical of northern Europe,
and although summer is the high season, tourism occurs throughout the
year. December, for example, is becoming more and more popular for
tourists who enjoy Christmas shopping, or simply want to escape in the
middle of a busy period.
Moreover, Denmark boasts a large and varied range of
hotels, with everything from cabins to campsites to exclusive
hotels, so you can find what best fits your own trip to Denmark.
Destinations in Denmark
The capital Copenhagen
has earnt popularity amongst tourists, whilst also being
one of the world’s best cities to live in. Copenhagen
is a big city, but is manageable at the same time. It is home to two of
the world’s oldest theme parks – one of which, Tivoli, is in the middle
of the city – the famous free town of Christiania, as well as countless
Michelin restaurants. See our
Copenhagen guide here for tips on activities and recommended hotels.
is Denmark’s second largest city, and is often referred to as 'The City
of Smiles' or
'The World’s Smallest Big City'. Aarhus is 2017 European capital of
cultural opportunities abound. The city has made an
international name for itself with the art gallery ARoS, and don’t miss
out on the modern Moesgaard Museum, located in natural surroundings on
the coastline, south of the centre. If you want to stay in the centre,
close to good shopping opportunities, restaurants, ARoS, and the
living history museum ‘Den Gamle By’
then we recommend the environmentally friendly
Hotel Oasia Aarhus. Right out by the water, and next to a forest,
Marselisborg Castle and Memorial park, is Marselis
Hotel. See here for all of our
hotels in Aarhus.
The island of Bornholm, which lies out in the Baltic Sea is
unlike any other place in Denmark. It is a small stone island,
that in Denmark goes by the name of the “Sunshine Island”. Especially
during the summer, tourists flock here, but it always feels calm
and peaceful. Partly due to the fact that many tourists choose
get around by hiring bicycles. Smoke houses can be
found in every small fishing town, and it is a must to try the dish 'Sol
over Gudhjem', whilst enjoying the view out over the
beautiful town that the dish is named after.
The coastline is dotted with beautiful rocky spoles, and suprisingly one
can also find some of northern Europe’s best sandy
beaches on the south coast. See for example Hotel
The classic little fishing town Skagen
is also a popular destination for Danes. The waves from the Skagerrak
and the Kattegat seas hit against each other here, at the furthest north
point of Jylland.
Fresh fish is served at the harbour, and many attractions are located
within short distance: for example, the desert dune Råbjerg
Mile, and The Sand-buried Church.
Down along Jylland’s west coast, one can find many of Denmark’s
most popular beaches. For example in and around Hvide
Sande (White Sands), where we have both cabins
on the beach and apartment
hotels at a Water Park.
In southwest Jylland one can experience unique natural formations.
The Wadden Sea National Park – Denmark’s largest is
found here; a muddy area that floods twice a day. There is a wide
variety of wildlife, especially birds.
Staying in Ribe
offers the experience of Denmark’s eldest town, which is close to the
Wadden Sea National Park. From there – when the water is not at its
- one can take a tractor bus, or drive over to the picturesque
What is it like in Denmark?
Denmark always comes out on top in studies on
the happiest residents. For some it is hard to
understand, as Danes are not especially known for being smiling and
open, but do not be fooled. Although it might be hard to see at first,
Danes are generally good-natured people, eager to help tourists, whether
asked in Norwegian, Swedish or English.
Danish cuisine is best known for smørrebrød. With a
base of dark rye bread, different topping combinations are then placed
over. It is almost a must to visit a traditional ’pølsevogn’ – hot dog
cart – and order a hot dog with everything, although there are just as
many shawarma and sushi bars in the city.
During recent years, Danish food culture has been given a lift with
several world class restaurants, serving so-called
'new nordic food'.
If you are travelling as a family it will not be a problem finding
interesting things to do for those of all ages. Many hotels are
well equipped for families with young children, and we
are happy to help in finding these child-friendly hotels. Send us a message through this contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.