Do you wish to pay a visit to the locations of popular Danish TV series like The Killing, Borgen, and The Bridge? Then use our guide to Film and TV locations in Denmark to help plan your trip! You can join guided tours for The Killing and Borgen or marvel at Denmark’s disappearing bridge, setting for Danish TV series The Bridge. If you’re looking for something less dark and mysterious, explore the stunning film locations of classics such as Out of Africa and A Royal Affair or Oscar-winning Danish films like Babette’s Feast.
Denmark’s dramatic and windy West Coust on mainland Jutland sets the scene for Denmark's first Oscar-winning, Babette's Feast based the book by Karen Blixen and directed by Gabriel Axel. West Jutland is a popular holiday spot due to the area's many coastal towns and fishing villages worth visiting or staying in, where you can get a feel of the bracing life by the sea in this part of Denmark. Visit Mårup Church, used in Babette's Feast, sitting on dramatic cliffs. (Photo: Kai Sender/Flickr)
The Legacy may be a suspenseful family drama, but it’s filmed in the relaxing surroundings of Funen. This picturesque Danish island, the historical birthplace of fairytale-writer Hans Christian Andersen, is full of sights, smaller islands nearby and historical towns worth visiting. On top of this, Funen is only a couple of hours from Copenhagen. Visit Svendborg Harbour, used in The Legacy. (Photo by Martin Lehmann)
1864, set to air on BBC4 in early 2015, is the most expensive Danish TV series ever made. The period drama's sweeping story was filmed in the very South of Denmark where you can visit many historical sights, such as the oldest town in Denmark, Ribe, Dybbol Mill and other strategic locations from Denmark's 1864 war with Germany. Take an 1864 guided tour in the town of Sønderborg. (Photo: Historiecenter Dybbøl Banke)
In Oscar-winning Pelle the Conqueror directed by Bille August, a Swedish father and son arrive as immigrants on the Danish island of Bornholm. Set in the 1800s, the film follows their struggle to start a new life on Denmark’s isolated Baltic island. Bornholm has maintained its unique culture and character and is a popular holiday destination amongst Danes. Hire a bike and cycle between the fishing villages, round churches and beautiful beaches of Bornholm.