Discover Denmark's most beautiful places
Denmark has a wide variety of landscapes and areas of natural beauty waiting to be explored. With inspiration from the Danish Nature Agency, we've gathered 13 of the most beautiful places in Denmark. So grab your camera and start crossing these natural wonders off your bucket list!
Thy National Park
Venture out into the untouched dunes, twisted forests and traditional seaside villages of Denmark's wildest national park. Explore the peaceful and windswept landscape of Thy National Park, meet the local wildlife, from red deer to eagles soaring overhead or discover the tasty local treats.
Møns Klint - nature's StairMaster!
The white cliffs of Møn are one of the most famous and beautiful places in Denmark. It is the only place in the country where you can experience high chalk cliffs and an abundance of unique flora and fauna associated with them. You’ll meet many rare plants on walks in the area and can hunt for fossils on the beaches below the cliffs. And the stairs to and from the beach will proof themselves quite the exercise.
Wander through the Danish desert, Råbjerg Mile
Råbjerg Mile is one of the largest migrating dunes in Europe. The 40 metre high sand dune forms a small desert of about one square kilometre and moves by an average of 15 meters per year to the northeast. Only one question remains to be answered. Where are the camels?
Visit Rubjerg Knude before it's too late
Close by Lønstrup you will find the massive and impressive Rubjerg Knude. It is located 90 meters above sea level and it is still growing in size. It is a very beautiful nature scenery where the ocean and sand is a very dramatic evidence to the fact that land is being eaten by the sea and several meters disappears every year.
Head to Jægersborg Deer Park (Dyrehaven)
Jægersborg Deer Park, 15 km north of Copenhagen, is one of the most visited natural sites in Denmark. Here you can get up close to around 2,000 deer, that are untroubled by human presence. The park also contains the world’s oldest amusement park, Bakken.
Watch the colliding seas at Grenen
A few hundred metres north of Skagen lies Grenen, where the two seas Skagerrak and Kattegat meet. This natural wonder of colliding seas, which you can only experience a few places in the world, creates a unique spectacle and allows you to get close to a natural force so strong that bathing actually is forbidden at Grenen. However, do feel free to dip your toes on shallow waters where the seas join.
Hunt for trolls in Rold Forest
Ok, the trolls left this area a few centuries (or fantasy novels) ago, but their old stomping ground, the creepy Troll Forest area with gnarled and crooked tree forms remains. Rold Forest also happens to be Denmark's second largest, covering and area of 80 km2, so there's plenty of space for you to hike through ancient pine trees and beech trees.
Hike in Svanninge Bakker on Fyn
The Svanninge Hills, just northeast of Faaborg, are epitomized by winding roads, hedgerows and charming half-timbered houses. From the hills, you have stunning views to the south west and across the South Funen Archipelago.
Experience the Wadden Sea and its world heritage
The Wadden Sea (Vadehavet) national park has more than 30 islands and is one of the world's most important habitats for waterfowl. Here you can witness starling murmurations, take an oyster safari and visit the Wadden Sea Centre.
Explore North Bornholm and The Hammer
Bornholm and the Ertholmene Islands are the only places in Denmark where you can clamber over and see exposed granite formations. The Hammer, in the north of Bornholm, is a steep granite crag rising out of the Baltic. There are also great walks on the north of the island that take you through rift valleys and large lakes.
The never ending beaches on the West Coast
You can spend days exploring the wide, sandy beaches and expansive dunes of the West Jutland coast. The sea is rougher here than in other parts of Denmark, making these beaches excellent water sports areas. If you’re looking for more child-friendly and family areas for swimming, try the coastal area around Limfjord.
Island hop in the South Fyn Archipelago
A popular area for yachtsmen, the many islands within the archipelago are diverse and offer their own unique experiences but all are peaceful. Wander round their cosy villages and quaint harbours. You can reach the islands from Jutland and Fyn by small ferry boats.
The Lake District Søhøjlandet
Denmark's Lake District is a spectacular spread of nature. Visit the Gudenå, Denmark's only river, and all the interconnected lakes branching off it. Whether you'll be swimming, fishing or canoeing, or walking in the stunning forests around the lakes, you'll leave with a renewed sense of peace. Oh! And be sure to visit the Østre Søbad for a dip on Lake Almindsø, one of the cleanest lakes in Denmark.