West Jutland

If you’re looking for a holiday in a wild outdoors of dunes, heathlands and wind-blown beaches under open sky, West Jutland is for you. The coast is a dramatic landscape, shaped by The North Sea. However, it’s not far to the milder, hilly area around the Limfjord, dotted with small straits, bays and inlets. Take a break from the wind at West Jutland’s beautiful inland areas, with large forest plantations and fields. West Jutland is home to one of Denmark’s national parks, The Wadden Sea. This intertidal marshland is an excellent place to see birds and parts of this area are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Windswept West

Set off into the rugged dunes and endless wild beaches of Denmark's West Coast. Endless stretches of beach await, along with unique sights across the whole area.

Map of West Jutland

Shaped by the sea

Feel the maritime past pulse through you at museums, lighthouses, galleries and historical buildings across the region and taste the fruits of the sea at West Jutland's towns and villages.

Natural West Jutland

Dramatic dunes sweep inland to rolling hills and forests in this dynamic region. There are many ways to head out into Denmark's wide-open West and wonderful sights await.

Dramatic dunes sweep inland to rolling hills and forests in this dynamic region.

Quick facts

Main town: Esbjerg
Nearest airports: Karup & Esbjerg
International ferry port:
Esbjerg (UK) 
Distance from Copenhagen:
Esbjerg (296km)
Herning (310km)
Ringkøbing (359km) 


Birdwatchers' paradise

The Wadden Sea National Park is a weather-beaten wildernesses and a fantastic destination for walking, watersports and birdwatching.

An ecological treasure trove, this vast marshland expanse is teeming with wildlife.

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