5 free things worth trying in Denmark

It's no secret - Denmark can be an expensive place to travel. But fortunately it's not always the case! As well as cheap ways to travel Denmark, budget accommodation and cheap restaurants, there are a ton of free and fun things to do.

New Scandi Drama The Legacy

What is The Legacy all about?

Fall in Aarhus

What's on at the local destinations this autumn

The cities of Denmark are ready to welcome you for a true autumn in Denmark experience. Celebrate autumn in Denmark's second city Aarhus, Denmark's oldest town Ribe, in Royal North Sealand or one of the many other wonderful destinations.

Find a local turist organisation.

Have a place in mind? Contact your local turist organisation and learn what is happening in their area. 

Top attractions in Aalborg

The city of Aalborg offers something for everyone, regardless of interests and budget. The ever evolving harbour area buzzes of cultural attractions, including the Utzon Centre, and it's a great place to walk and take in views of the city. Venture just a short way outside the city and you can enjoy ancient historical places like the viking site Lindholm Høje.

Denmark's Charming Third Largest City

History and culture in Odense

Denmark’s third largest city, Odense, is often overlooked for its larger siblings Copenhagen and Aarhus, but this cozy city of almost 200,000 is home to great museums like Brandts, an award-winning zoo, and an acclaimed film festival.

World Heritage Sites in Denmark

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.

Denmark's prettiest towns

Visit one of Denmark's picturesque small towns and walk through centuries of Danish history. Each has a unique charm and special atmosphere, away from the bustle of everyday life. Ribe, Denmark's oldest town, was recently voted Europe's Best Small Destination.

Take a romantic trip to Copenhagen

A romantic getaway to Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid

Fairy-tale romance in Copenhagen

Danish Christmas traditions

Read 'Yuletide in Denmark'

Girl and Christmas tree

Danish Christmas traditions

BoConcept Christmas events

Celebrate Danish Christmas with BoConcept!

London event at Tottenham Court Road

Celebrate with BoConcept at their Tottenham Court Road flag ship store on 28 November. 

Art exhibitions

Enjoy a wealth of art events and exhibitions in Denmark. See what's on in Denmark with our guide to art exhibitions around the country.

Discover the real Vikings

The Vikings were more than simply a raiding and pillaging people. They had highly developed social, religious and commercial structures and were just as adept at farming as raiding.

Enjoy some of the best cultural activitites in Denmark

Cultural Denmark

Denmark is a haven for culture. Arts, music, dance, theatre, fashion, events – Denmark offers it all, all year round. Here's a brief guide to some of the best cultural activitites in Denmark.

Copenhagen festivals

Copenhagen is full of festivals throughout the year. Music, film, food, art, comedy - the Danish capital has an event for everyone. Here's a selection of great festivals taking place in Copenhagen this year.

Photo: Christina Soerensen

Music festivals in Denmark

Denmark is a music festival nation. The Danes love live music, both indoors and outdoors, and the year is rammed with musical events ranging from the small to massive, covering such diverse styles as jazz, heavy metal, classical and electronica. Here is a comprehensive guide to music festival in Denmark.

Historical Copenhagen

Copenhagen is rich in history. The Danish capital was officially founded in 1167 by Bishop Absalon, but research suggest that the location was inhabited already in the late Viking age. Copenhagen was a busy and strategically important merchant city throughout the medieval period where it controlled much of the lucrative trade and traffic to and from the Baltic Sea.

Royalty and runestones

 Jelling is located in East Jutland and boasts some of Europe’s most prominent Viking Age monuments, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Jelling is a perfect place to learn about Viking royalty and Viking life.

Feel the Christmas spirit in Denmark

Danish Christmas markets

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.

Happiest people in the world

Happy

The official happiness report