If you enjoy traveling by bicycle, train, and ferry, you’ll love exploring Denmark – from Copenhagen’s super-sleek metro system to the well-planned cycle routes all over the country, everything works like a dream. Denmark is an incredible country where you can visit numerous places.
Aalborg has fine historic buildings and good restaurants, but the main reason to come this far north is to discover Viking history in the coastal wilderness. Nothing can prepare you for North Jutland’s outstanding fields of stone circles at Lindholm Høje.
This is the second-largest city in Denmark. It has an energetic, youthful atmosphere thanks to a large student population and a thriving café and music scene. Wander around the Old Town, an open-air museum of historic Danish architecture, dose up on Danish contemporary art at ARoS and visit the impressive new Moesgaard Museum of prehistory – they’re all awesome.
As somewhere else in Denmark, bikers obtain a bargain, with an easy-going paths leading past swaying cornfields and also villages bedecked with blossoms. The island’s white sandy beaches and clear water are the stuff that special memories are made of.
Once you’ve seen the colorful harbourside buildings, the intriguing Rundetårn, a 17th-century observatory tower, climbed by a ramp, and the fairytale-Esque Tivoli gardens, you’ll want to check out the alternative vibe in Christiania, shop for Danish design or lose yourself in fabulous New Nordic flavors at a cutting-edge restaurant. Copenhagen is easy to explore on foot or by bike.
Elsinore and North Sealand
The region of museums and castles north of Copenhagen is peppered with heritage wonders such as Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, commemorated by William Shakespeare as the setting for District. After that, there’s the Louisiana Gallery of Modern Art in Humlebæk, home to Scandinavia’s biggest collection of greats such as Picasso and Warhol, and also the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød.
Wadden Sea National Park
The coastline and also islands of Nationalpark Vadehavet in southwest Denmark are windy and pristine. You can potter around by bike– the 28km circular Vikings and Wadden Sea Cycle Course absorb Denmark’s earliest community, Ribe, with middle ages structures and a reconstructed Viking village.
Go To West Sealand’s primary city to visit its brick cathedral, which is World Heritage-listed, and also the Viking Ship Museum including splendid ships, rescued from the sea. Roskilde’s songs festival is just one of Europe’s largest, an eight-day jamboree which brings in 130,000 revelers at the end of June. West of Roskilde is an interesting living museum of social history, Andelslandsbyen Nyvang.
West of Aarhus, the community of Silkeborg rests on the River Gudenå in an attractive area of lakes with heavily forested financial institutions. This is a preferred area for canoeing on the smooth, tranquil water. Energimuseet, positioned near Denmark’s largest hydroelectric power station in the village of Tange, is a hands-on science museum with a concentrate on the history as well as the theory of alternate energy.
Thy National Park
The first expanse of Danish wild to be protected as a national park, Nationalpark Thy covers 200km ² of beautiful beaches, dunes, and also lakes on the wild North Jutland shore. Wild deer, otters and also rare birds such as gold plovers can be seen here. Cycling, as well as strolling tracks, crisscross the park and bikers can employ Icelandic steeds, while windsurfers and kitesurfers catch the waves at Klitmøller.
Tønder and Møgeltønder
Tønder in South Jutland is the oldest market town in Denmark, with a broad square and also climatic cobbled roads. In the nearby village of Møgeltønder, you can stray along a flawlessly maintained 17th-century street and also stare in astonishment at the richly enhanced interior of the medieval church where Royal Prince Joachim, the youngest boy of the Danish queen, married Marie Cavallier.
Now I wish we would have blocked off the whole week just for Denmark! There is so much to do. Give it a visit!