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Viking ships, Denmark

Denmark is the spiritual and historical home of the Vikings. Once feared across Europe for their raiding and pillaging, today's Vikings are a peaceful bunch who have traded in their longships for bicycles.

Denmark has a wide variety of world-class museums and there is something for all ages and interests. Whether you like history, art, nature or science, there's a museum for you. Here's a list of some of the more popular Danish museum attractions to get you started.

Copenhagen is made for short breaks!

Shopping, sightseeing, eating, a night out... you can do it all in 48 hours in Copenhagen. The Danish capital is a fantastic city for a short break.

Getting to Copenhagen

Copenhagen Airport is modern and quick, and best of all, you can go from airport arrivals to the centre of town in less than 15 minutes!

As winter begins to rear its head in Denmark, the country explodes with Christmas markets. Enjoy a spot of present shopping, sample seasonal delicacies such as gløgg and æbleskiver or simply soak up the festive spirit in cosy surroundings.

Head out for some fun this Christmas!

Denmark is full of great things to do during the Christmas month! So fight the temptation to snooze in front of the fireplace and head out for some fun-packed days for all ages.

The official happiness report

Hygge

Hygge is as Danish as pork roast and cold beer and it goes far in illuminating the Danish soul. In essence, hygge means creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge.

The Danish word "hygge" (sounds a bit like “hooga”) roughly translates to coziness. However, that definition doesn’t quite cover it.

Bringing home the Danish Christmas tree

Traditionally the Danish Christmas tree is the common spruce type, also known as Norwegian spruce. In more recent time, the common spruce has made way for the Normann spruce as it lasts a bit longer and results in fewer scattered needles on your living room floor by New Year's Eve.

Danish Christmas Eve

Old Christmas beliefs

The whole of Denmark gets into the festive spirit this time of year. Towns and cities around Denmark, such as Aarhus and Odense, are ablaze with Christmas lights and good cheer. Christmas markets, exhibitions, music in the streets; Christmas in Denmark is truly magical.

Feel the sense of true Danish "hygge" this Christmas; a season steeped in unique traditions and magical experiences. Just as the weather begins to cool down, the festive spirit heats up and Denmark glows with Christmas markets and Danish celebrations, both indoors and out.

Types of holiday home 

Finding a hotel in Denmark is simple

Aarhus

The perfect location

Cycling in Denmark

Danish Cycling Federation

Denmark, Copenhagen, history of Copenhagen, Copenhagen timeline, capital city of Denmark

1000s – The first settlement.

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