Denmark Destination Guide
Say "hej" to Denmark! Located on the Jutland Peninsula at the heart of Northern Europe, Denmark is one of the world's most liveable countries and, if you can handle the price tags, a great holiday destination too.
From hotels to restaurants and roadside cafes, standards are high everywhere in Denmark. Nature likes to give its best too with the Danish Archipelago including the magical islands of Zealand, Falster and Bornholm among others, and the Faroe Islands and Greenland also included in Denmark's prized kingdom.
Denmark's history is the stuff of folklore and many people will know all about the fairytales of Hans Christian Anderson. The country is also the place of origin of the Vikings, those infamously adventurous Norse seafaring warriors who left behind a trail of turbulent political history along with a fascinating cultural heritage.
See the Little Mermaid and the land of Lego
Denmark holidays are likely to start in the capital Copenhagen, one of the European Union’s busiest hubs and where most flights to Denmark arrive. The city is full of cobbled streets, meandering canals, vibrant architecture and plentiful sights, including the iconic Little Mermaid statue.
Despite its many historic charms, paradoxically most visitors soon leave Copenhagen for Billund and in particular Legoland, one of Denmark’s primary drawcards. It is indeed incredible to see what you can do with Lego blocks and here you can enjoy a whole theme park dedicated to them!
Most Denmark tours also stop at Roskilde on the island of Zealand for a visit to the rather impressive Viking Ship Museum, home to five Viking ships excavated from Roskilde fjord.
If castles are more to your liking then there are plenty of those as well. The bar is set high in Denmark but the 17th Century Frederiksborg Castle is still likely to exceed all of your expectations.
Museums, monuments and a music festival
A formidable fortress built across three islands on the Palace Lake in Hillerød and surrounded by immaculately kept baroque-style gardens, the castle is also home to the National History Museum, featuring Denmark’s best painting collection.
Come summmer Roskilde hosts one of Europe's largest music festivals. Roskilde Festival is run completely not-for-profit and in past years has treated festival-goers to performances by some of the world's biggest and best bands including The Rolling Stones, Coldplay and Radiohead.
If a music festival isn't your idea of an outdoor adventure then an alternative is to explore some of the Danish Archipelago islands. Bornholm is famous for its rather dramatic cliffs while Skagen has beautiful sand dunes.
Island hopping is great fun and rest assured that the overwhelming majority of Danes speak fluent English - so feel free to get lost!