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Denmark's beautiful nature is for everyone

Everyone has the right to enjoy Denmark’s beautiful nature. It is important that Denmark's wild plants and animals are respected, as you would respect the land and property of farmers and private landowners. Make sure you follow signs and directions and most importantly, don’t leave anything but your footprints behind.

Prohibited Danish nature areas 

In some natural areas in Denmark, public access is prohibited, such as military zones, nature sanctuaries and hunting areas.

Access to private forests in Denmark

Two out of three forests in Denmark are privately owned. In these forest areas, you must keep to forest trails and roads and only use the forest between 6am and sundown. In public forests, access is not limited to trails or times.

National Parks in Denmark

Denmark has three beautiful national parks which are free to visit, 365 days a year. Thy National Park lies on Denmark's coast, Mols Bjerge near Aarhus and the Wadden Sea, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the south of Denmark. 

Read more about accessing Denmark's natural areas

You can read more about rules and guidelines on enjoying Denmark’s beautiful nature, including national parks and forests, at the Danish Nature Agency’s website.

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