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Denmark

Denmark

The Kingdom of Denmark is the smallest of the five nations in the Nordic region and is located on the Jutland peninsula.

This is a fascinating country steeped in history which makes it a great place for holidaymakers looking for something a little different to their usual sun and sea vacation.

The capital of Copenhagen is an absolute treat – packed with shops, cosy cafes and some of the best restaurants in Scandinavia. There are many classic must-sees here including Nyhavn which is very pretty and hosts an amazing Christmas Market each year, Tivoli Gardens which is a world-class amusement park with lots of eateries, the imposing Rosenborg Castle and the Christiansborg Palace which is home to amazing halls, huge paintings, shimmering chandeliers and much much more.

For a total change of pace, visit Aarhus where you’ll find an abundance of beaches, forests and national parks. This historic city is small but has an iconic harbour, sandy coastline, the Old Town Open Air Museum and the extensive Aarhus Botanical Gardens.

There are 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore including the dramatic white cliffs at Stevns Klint, Kronborg Castle, Wadden Sea National Park and historic Christiansfeld. Getting around is easy if you hire a car as Denmark has an excellent road network. There’s also a good train service plus offshore islands are well serviced by ferryboats.

Foodwise, you’re in for a treat with sumptuous Nordic cooking, open sandwiches, delicious herring dishes, tasty rye bread and mouthwatering layer cakes and pastries.

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Key Highlights
  • Visit Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen
  • The small island of Fyn is the only place you can try bridgewalking outside Sydney!
  • Take a tour of the impressive Egeskov Castle, a well preserved Renaissance water castle
  • The Viking Ship Museum has some amazing exhibits
  • Hikers and walkers will love the scenic routes that are available throughout the country
  • Culture abounds here thanks to the Royal Danish Orchestra, Royal Danish Ballet and Copenhagen Jazz Festival
  • It’s easy to explore Aarhus using the free city bike scheme
  • You can find everything from tasty and fresh street/market food right up to Michelin-starred fare in Denmark
  • See the Viking rune stones at Jelling
  • No visit to Denmark is complete without seeing The Little Mermaid sculpture

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +2 hours

Currency: Danish Krone

Climate Information

June, July and August are the hottest months in Denmark with average temperatures around 20°C. The winter months from December to March experience the coldest temperatures averaging zero degrees.

Rainfall is greatest in the west coast areas, but the average for the whole country is approximately 24 inches per year.

Leisure & Activities

Legoland
The original Legoland was opened in Denmark in 1958 and is one of Denmarks most famous attractions. It is situated right next to the original Lego factory in Billund. The resort is home to more than 50 exciting rides and includes “Duplo Land” which is more suitable for the youngest members of the family. For older members there’s Polar Land and Adventure Land.

The Viking Ship Museum
Situated in Roskilde, The Viking Ship Museum gives a engrossing insight into Denmarks great history of ship building. In the Viking Ship Hall there is a permanent exhibition consisting of five Skuldelev ships. You can even take a trip out on a full scale reconstructed Viking or Nordic ship.

Odense
Take a trip to Odense, the third largest city in Denmark. This is where the famous author Hans Christian Andersen was born. You can explore the charming streets, visit a street food market, enjoy its cafes and learn more about the fairy-tale magic storyteller himself.

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