From stunning countryside to bustling cities, Denmark has something for everyone. The country is a wonderful gateway to Scandinavian Europe and offers a wide mix of influences and cultures. Denmark’s mainland area, the Jutland peninsula north of Germany hosts beautiful lakes and rolling green fields where visitors can cycle, sail, fish and golf to their heart’s content.
The island of Zealand, home to Copenhagen, is only minutes away from Sweden thanks to its bridges over the Baltic Sea whilst the myriad of smaller island dotted along Denmark’s coastline offer wonderful hiking and sailing spots. Whether you prefer to explore cosmopolitan Copenhagen or discover the country’s delightful hiking trails, Denmark will not disappoint at any time of the year with plenty of activities for couples and young families.
The country is easily accessible by plane from all major international airports and by railway from Germany and Sweden. The climate features short, sunny summers, mild springs and icy winters that will give the perfect excuse to cuddle up by a roaring fire with a warming glass of aquavit.
Holiday in Denmark
Denmark’s main tourist spot is, of course, Copenhagen. The city is a pleasure to explore for children and adults alike with many attractions ranging from charming Tivoli Park that will delight the youngest in the family to the magnificent houses by the iconic waterfront or the elegant buildings in Slotsholmen. In the evening don’t forget to revel in the bustling nightlife found in Copenhagen’s many bars around Norrebro.
If you yearn to learn more about Denmark’s history and release your inner Viking, a visit to Roskilde will not disappoint. Home to the Viking Ship Museum that displays five restored ships recovered from the nearby fjords where they had been originally sunk to protect the town from impending attack over 1000 years ago. Odense is home to renowned storyteller Hans Christian Andersen and children will love to explore the fairy tale world found at Fyrtojet where they can dress up as Andersen’s most beloved characters. If the little ones still haven’t had enough, a visit to Legoland will do just the trick.
Jutland offers splendid hiking and cycling trails where you can ride to Silkeborg’s Lake District, a land of sparkling blue ponds and creeks surrounded by luscious forests. Sophisticated travellers are also catered for, with numerous trendy art museums and galleries.
The country hosts fabulous festivities throughout the year, including several music festivals in summer and busy Christmas markets in the winter months.
Renting holiday accommodation in Denmark
When you decide where to stay during your visit to Denmark, keep in mind that the most authentic way to enjoy a truly memorable visit is to socialise with the locals. Who would you want to stay in a soulless chain hotel full of tourists when they can choose a holiday rental? Renting a holiday apartment in Denmark means that you can experience this stunning country in the same way than those who know it best, the local people. Only they can tell you which is the best restaurant in town to try some delicious Pariserbof, delicious beef patties cooked with horseradish and onions, or the tavern that serves the tastiest Smorrebrod, a traditional Scandinvian open sandwich.
Whether you opt for renting a trendy apartment in central Copenhagen or a cosy traditional Danish chalet in the countryside, having your own space is a real treat. After a long day hiking, exploring Viking remains or sailing in the fjords, nothing beats returning to your very own holiday home and putting your feet up with a delicious glass of gammel dansk (spiced Danish liquor) and perhaps a chat with your neighbour, who will tell you which towns host the best art exhibitions.