Though small in size, Denmark now has a total of seven world heritage sites, with the Par Force Hunting Landscape and The Moravians in Christiansfeld joining the list. On the list you also find he 65 million years old Stevns Klint, the Wadden Sea National Park and Kronborg Castle, home of Shakespeare's hamlet and located in Royal North Sealand, only an hour from Copenhagen. Also make a stop to see the last resting place of Denmark's Monarchy at Roskilde Cathedral or experience one of Denmark famous Viking sites in Jelling, where you will find historic runic stones erected by Harald Bluetooth.
Put Hamlet’s Castle, Kronborg, on your list of things to see whilst in Denmark! Whether you’re looking for things to do near Copenhagen or have more time to explore, there's time enough to visit Denmark’s most famous castle, immortalised by Shakespeare back in the 1600s.
In North Sealand, just a short drive from Copenhagen lies the former royal hunting grounds of King Christian V, where he and his court could practice hunting par force during the late 17th century. Unesco notes the forest areas of Store Dyrehave, Gribskov, and Jægersborg serve as a unique example of "a designed landscape", including well-preserved hunting lanes laid out in a grid pattern, as well as numbered stone posts and hunting lodges such as the Hermitage.
Strike out into Denmark’s abundant nature and create your own tour of Denmark’s natural highlights
Try one or more of these wonderfully different things to do in Denmark and see Scandinavia's smallest kingdom from a new perspective!
If you love outdoor pursuits and you prefer something a bit different, there are plenty of unusual outdoor activities in Denmark, from porpoise watching to fossil hunting.