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.
Time Difference: GMT +2 hours
Currency: Danish Krone
June, July and August are the hottest months in Denmark with average temperatures around 16 degrees Celsius. 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.
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 including “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 in site 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.
Hans Christian Andersens’ Birthplace
Odense is where Hans Christian Andersen was born. There is also a museum of his life story where you can take a guided tour in English. The museum is completely wheel chair friendly, however, prams and large pushchairs are not permited, although you can borrow a pushchair from the ticket office. There’s also a shop selling all manner of souvenirs including tee shirts and postcards.