South Jutland highlights

  1. Stride out on Denmark’s widest beach on the holiday island of Rømø
  2. See history come alive at the annual ring riding festival in Sønderborg, a medieval jousting sport enjoying a revival
  3. Experience the unbelievable Black Sun phenomenon at The Wadden Sea National Park
  4. Explore picturesque Ribe, Denmark’s oldest city
  5. Wander the historic streets of Christiansfeld, set to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site

South Sealand highlights

  1. Hike the top of Denmark’s highest chalk cliff, Møns Klint
  2. Kick back and relax at Marielyst, Falster’s popular summer resort
  3. Wander the ancient streets in Køge’s historic quarter
West Jutland

West Jutland highlights

  1. Feel the power of the North Sea on West Jutland’s wind-swept beaches.
  2. Take in the vast Wadden Sea National Park, a haven for birds and wildlife.

West Sealand highlights

  1. Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens
  2. Experience 1000 years of history at the Viking Ship Museum
Holger Danske, Helsingør

Kings and Queens of North Sealand

Kronborg- Hamlet's home

Coast and beaches West Jutland

West Jutland: Sea and beaches

A blustery beauty

The sea is rougher here than in other parts of Denmark, making these beaches excellent water sports areas. If you’re looking for more child-friendly and family areas for swimming, try the coastal area around Limfjord.

South Sealand's towns and villages

South Sealand's towns and villages

Næstved

You’ll find Næstved makes an interesting day trip, as its location on the River Suså has made it an important trade town since medieval times. Explore the town’s old churches, streets and houses. Næstved’s old monastery today houses Denmark's most prestigious boarding school.

West Zealand islands

West Sealand islands

Sejerø

Sejerø is a beautiful and peaceful island, with undulating landscape and many small swimming beaches. Visit the old church, with its fine fresco paintings, or any of the many burial mounds on the island. You can reach the island by ferry from Havnsø.

Nekselø

This small island is also reachable by ferry from Havnsø. You’ll find beautiful nature on the island, which is easily accessible as a day trip.

Egeskov Slot

Fairytale history of Funen

Art

You can experience works by the artists' movement known as The Farm Painters (Fynboerne) at Faaborg Museum and at Johannes Larsen Museum in Kerteminde. You'll find temporary exhibitions of contemporary art at Brandt's in Odense and Grimmerhus near Middelfart, where you'll also find Denmark's Ceramics Museum. 

Funen cities and towns

Towns on Funen

Odense

Odense is Fyn's main city and the third largest city in Denmark. It is first and foremost the birthplace and childhood home of fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, and you can experience his world in two of the city's museums. Odense is located by a small river and a fjord and has a great variety of attractions.