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    A region packed with attractions, from castles, flower gardens and ancient church frescos to wildlife parks and amusements.

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    Hike the top of Denmark’s highest chalk cliff, Møns Klint Kick back and relax at Marielyst, Falster’s popular summer resort Wander the ancient streets in Køge’s historic quarter Seek out the rustic village of Vallø and its 500-year-old castle

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    A naturally produce-rich area. Tour the region's islands and farms to sample delicious Danish products.

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    South Zealand is packed full of outdoor activity opportunities. Everything from cycling, horse-riding and kayaking is on offer for you to enjoy.

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    South Zealand offers you the highest cliffs in the country, Møn’s Cliff (Møns Klint) and Stevn’s Cliff (Stevns Klint). These dramatic, white fortresses border the Baltic Sea and are a great place to hike. You can reach these natural phenomena easily by road. The rest of the area is characterised by open, green landscapes, beautiful beaches and bridges connecting South Zealand with the rustic islands of Falster, Lolland and Møn. The islands are popular holiday spots and it’s easy to see why. You’ll find great attractions, laid-back living and some of the best beaches in Zealand.

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    DFDS Seaways sails 3 to 4 times a week from Harwich (Essex, south-east England) to Esbjerg (west coast Denmark). What’s more, with DFDS Seaways you have the convenience of taking your own vehicle. Simply pack everything you need, drive onboard, relax and let your Danish adventure begin!

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    Explore the hometown of Hans Christian Andersen and Scandinavia’s oldest town, Ribe. And discover Viking history and the world’s first LEGOLAND – all in the Region of South Denmark. Download itinerary for The South of Denmark

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    Within two hours’ drive from Copenhagen, the archipelago of Sealand, Lolland, Falster and Møn offers scenic nature, heritage centres, UNESCO World Heritage sites – and family activities. Download itinerary as PDF

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    North Zealand is a holiday favourite with Danes and not just because of its close proximity to Copenhagen. North Zealand offers you lakes, deep woodland and green open landscape, perfect for walking, cycling and camping. The area is fringed by calm coastline where you can dip in Denmark’s best coastal swimming areas. The drive or train ride north into the region winds along the beautiful Oresund coast, giving you views across to Sweden.

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    Follow this easily accessible route around the country and piece together the Viking history of Denmark.

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    The wide open expanses of South Jutland offer you a wealth of outdoor possibilities, on land, water and wheels.

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    South Jutland is a historical treasure trove, with well-preserved ancient towns, castles, cathedrals and a multitude of exciting museums.

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    A great region for a taste tour, whether you have a sweet tooth or a desire for something more meaty.

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    South Zealand is a holiday-makers’ heaven, with an enormous number of sheltered, sandy beaches for you to choose from.

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    South Zealand is dotted with small towns and quaint fishing and harbour villages. Many of the towns have well-preserved medieval areas and attractions and all are well worth a visit.

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    This region offers you some of the oldest towns in the country. Visit Kolding with its impressive castle ruins, the Viking town of Ribe or Christiansfeld, set to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    The South of the region is dominated by the highest cliffs in the country, great places to get out exploring and walking. Everywhere affords you great views.

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    South Jutland has some unique islands which are easy to visit from the mainland. Take the tractor bus over to Mandø or walk on some of Europe's widest beaches on Rømø.

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    From the hill tops of Funen, you can take in amazing views of the South Funen Archipelago and all the varied flora and fauna that covers the island. Known as the garden island, Funen is characterised by fields and pastures and has a wonderful relaxed feel.

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

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    A unique area of 55 islands in the Baltic and easily accessible from the islands of Funen and Zealand, this archipelago is popular with yachtsmen, watersports enthusiasts and anyone looking for their own quiet stretch of sand.

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    Artistic heritage The special light on the exposed Odsherred peninsula has always attracted many artists. You can see their work at a great selection of galleries and exhibitions in the area. The Painters' Farm (Malergården) is the former home of local artist Sigurd Swane and his family, near Plejerup, and is open to the public as a museum.

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    For centuries, North Sealand has been the playground of Danish kings and queens and you can feel its important role in Danish history at the region’s many castles and royal parklands.

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    It's all about the produce! You can drop in to many, local farm shops around West Zealand, with a great selection of locally-produced fruit and vegetables. The area around Lammefjord is known for its delicate asparagus, carrots and potatoes. Further reading Read more about West Zealand. Read more about Danish food.

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    Absorb wonderful art, architecture and sea views at Louisiana, Denmark’s most popular modern art gallery Follow Shakespeare’s Hamlet to it setting, Kronborg Castle Relax in the cute fishing villages and beach areas of the North Sealand coast See the stunning Frederiksberg Castle, nestled on a lake  Visit the home of the late, great writer Karen Blixen Further reading Read more about North Zealand.

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    Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens Experience 1000 years of history at the Viking Ship Museum

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    An easily accessible area with rivers and lakes for watery adventures and great cycle routes for cyclists.

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    North Zealand is easily accessible from Copenhagen and offers you a varied array of outdoor activities, from swimming, walking and cycling to more extreme sports.

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    The cathedral city of Roskilde sits at the heart of this region, with a glorious royal and Viking past. The rest of the region is dotted with lovely country towns, each with their own special reasons to visit.

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    Lining the Great Belt Coast, West Zealand's islands offer diverse landscapes and interesting sites. All are easily accessible from Funen and Zealand.

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    West Zealand is a big green bite out of Denmark’s largest island, Zealand. Travelling around the region, you’ll experience a landscape full of contrast, from green hills and high cliffs, to beaches, islands and long Viking fjords. West Zealand is a great place to visit different harbour and market towns and smaller villages that lie around the region. Many are located on pretty fjords. Spend time soaking up 1000 years of history at the region’s impressive cathedral city, Roskilde.  

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    As Denmark’s historic borderland, South Jutland is rich in opposing histories and unique culture. It's changed hands more than once over the centuries and you can sense that turbulence when you visit the region’s many diverse, historical sites. The landscape is at odds with its difficult history and you’ll find South Jutland to be a gentle, open land, bordered by Little Belt beaches to the east and the Wadden Sea National Park to the west. Today, Flensburg Fjord acts as a natural border with Germany, but there is no longer a physical border to cross.

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    Take time out of the city at the relaxed coast and nature areas south of Copenhagen. The area offers you many golf courses, marshlands and nature centres. Vallensbæk Beach is a lovely day out and you can grab a bite to eat at its quaint marina. ARKEN Museum of Modern Art is a must-see attraction in the area. You can enjoy exhibitions from the biggest names in international art alongside Danish discoveries and the next big thing. The museum is a stunning building by the sea.   

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    As Denmark’s historic borderland, South Jutland is rich in opposing histories and unique culture. The region shares a dramatic past with its German neighbours and seeing it has been both owned by Denmark and Germany, the area is full of diverse, historical sites. The landscape in South Jutland is a gentle, open land, bordered by Little Belt beaches to the east and the Wadden Sea National Park to the west.

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    It’s now even easier to explore the many fascinating attractions and natural beauty of North Sealand with a choice of five suggested adventure holiday routes stretching across the region to suit any holidaymaker.

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    Copenhagen, Denmark’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital has long been a popular city break destination for British travellers. It also provides a very convenient gateway for British visitors to discover the region of North Sealand with daily, direct flights from across the UK including three new flights this year from Newcastle (SAS), Edinburgh (Easyjet) and Liverpool (Norwegian).

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    A thousand years ago, the Vikings forced themselves onto the world stage and left an indelible mark on many parts of Europe. Denmark, their homeland, has been shaped by Viking culture and here are some of the places you can see this most strikingly.

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    Once feared across Europe for their raids and pillaging, it’s 1000 years since the Viking invasion of England by the Danish king, Swein Forkbeard* in 1013, and subsequently crowning of his son Canute as King of England in 1016, yet the legendary Vikings still provide fascination for those eager to learn more about this famous warrior race.

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    Denmark is one of the oldest monarchies in the world and its long legacy is perfectly preserved in its many fine castles, manor houses and gardens. Many are still used by the royal family today and most are open for you to explore, with exhibitions, museums, art collections and other events throughout the year.

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    Denmark’s Viking heritage centres and markets are popular attractions where history is brought back to life. Here families can taste Viking food and watch craftspeople and warriors in action.

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    The top of Denmark is an island, split from mainland Jutland by the enormous Limfjord. To the north, it juts dramatically out into sea on all sides. You’ll find that this isolation produces a very special light and more hours of sunshine than the rest of Denmark. The landscape is beautiful but harsh, with endless white beaches, sand dunes, cliffs, heathland and forests. Witness the bizarre sight of trees bending east from the sheer force of the prevailing wind or take a break from the wind around the sheltered straits, inlets and bays of the Limfjord.

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    You find fine sandy beaches, with calm waters suitable for swimming, all along the Great Belt coast and the southern stretch of the Little Belt.

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    Wonder at Egeskov Castle, Europe's best preserved Renaissance moat castle Explore the cathedral city and birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense Go island hopping in the South Funen Archipelago Visit the quaint cobbled town of Ærøskøbing  Take a day trip to Faaborg, another lovely coastal town Further reading Read more about Funen.

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    You’re spoilt for choice in South Jutland when it comes to calm, family-friendly beaches. There are many dotted along the Little Belt coast, the island of Als and the Kegnæs peninsula.

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