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    Denmark has a reputation for being an expensive place to holiday, but it's easy to travel cheaply and enjoy free things to do, if you know where to look! For visitors looking for a unique way to experience Denmark and for ways to do it cheaply, we've put together a few ideas for fun, cheap and unusual things to do, to really experience Denmark.

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    More than 1,200 years ago the Vikings invaded England – now they’re back and taking over St Katharine Docks in the heart of London from 6 – 8 August.

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    Formerly the Red Light District, up-and-coming Vesterbro boasts its own Meatpacking District, with gritty bars and fine dining side-by-side. Take in an exhibition at the old cattle market, Øksnehallen, a short walk from Copenhagen Central Station. Istegade and Vesterbrogade are packed with great restaurants and bars, but Vesterbro also offers you its own little foodie paradise, Værnedamsvej; a quiet side street of delis, cafés and restaurants.

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    This year it is 1000 years since the viking King Forkbeard and his son Canute came to the English shores and drove out Ethelred the Unready. After a long effort at conquest, and shortly before his death, in 1013 King Forkbeard became the first of the Danish Kings of England.

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    Are you ready for a typically Danish holiday experience? There are around 40,000 holiday homes for rent in Denmark. They tend to be located in picturesque areas, often near inland water or the coast and are decorated with individual, Danish style. They are an extremely popular holiday form amongst Danes.

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    Denmark is justly proud of it’s 5,000 miles of clean and sparkling white sandy beaches and from September this year will be marking out one area in particular along the south west coast from Blåvandshuk to the Tønder marshland. This is the area known as The Wadden Sea officially becomes Denmark’s third National Park.

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    Danish design is known the world over and Denmark has been a leading nation in the design field for decades. From Danish furniture to Danish fashion and Danish toys, Denmark continues to produce world-renowned design classics. Starting in the 1950s with design legends such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner, the Danish design tradition has developed into a strong international brand. Scandinavian, and in particular Danish design has become synonymous with timeless style. So if you like interior design, furniture and fashion, you’ll love Denmark!

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    The longest Viking longship in the world is part of the Danish National Museum’s major special exhibition, VIKING, which will be exhibited at the National Museum in Copenhagen between 22 June and 17 November 2013.

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    Copenhagen is wonderful in the summer. The days get longer, the sun gets brighter, the weather gets warmer, and the whole city starts buzzing with life. Here's a guide to some of the best summer time events in Copenhagen.

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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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    The island of Bornholm has uniquely contrasting landscapes. Head North for rugged coastal rock formations and South for endless stretches of white sand. Everywhere you'll find cycle and hiking routes and great sights.

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    In an age of all you can eat, all year round, Danish chefs are leading the way in a new wave of gourmet thinking. Slow food over fast food and locally-sourced produce over food shipped from every corner of the planet. That’s the essence of New Nordic cuisine, a sustainable, healthy and delicious trend that has taken Scandinavia by storm.

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    It can be hard to explain the Danish word "hygge" (sounds a bit like “hooga”). Roughly it translates to coziness, but that definition doesn’t quite cover it. Hygge is so much more and always involves creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you. 

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    Shopping, sightseeing, eating, partying... you can do it all in 48 hours in Copenhagen. The Danish capital is a fantastic city for a short break. It is relatively small with excellent public transport links, so you can cover most of the attractions and diverse neighbourhoods of the capital over a weekend. Here's a guide to getting the most out of 48 hours in Copenhagen.

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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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    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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    North Jutland, Denmark's most northerly region, known for its wonderful natural light - said to lift the spirits and awaken the senses - is lavishly illuminated at this time of year by thousands upon thousands of bright, festive lights strung through villages and towns in celebration of Christmas. Known to the Danes as the Festival of Hearts, the Christmas period is a wonderful time to visit North Jutland and with its capital, Aalborg, being less than two hours' flying time from the UK.

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    Here's an overview of all the thematic holiday pages on visitdenmark.com. There's plenty to do and see, from urban city breaks to romantic rural getaways, and everything is withing manageable distance. Click on the links below and get inspiration for your next Denmark holiday.

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    You’ve probably heard the name, noma, blending the words Nordic and mad (food). But managing to eat there is another matter entirely! Getting a table at the World’s Best Restaurant 2014, as voted by renowned Restaurant Magazine, is not so easy. But for those who book ahead, you’re in for an extraordinary culinary experience.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Getting around Denmark does not have to be expensive. If you walk or cycle you can do it for free, but there are also other options available.

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    Copenhagen is wonderful in the summertime. The days get longer, the sun gets brighter, the weather gets warmer, and the whole city is buzzing with life. Here's a guide to some of the best summertime events in Copenhagen.

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    If you love outdoor pursuits and you prefer something a bit different, there are plenty of unusual outdoor activities in Denmark, from porpoise watching to fossil hunting. Here are some suggestion for exhilarating outdoor activities in Denmark.

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    Perfectly combining the best of nature with a mix of historic and ‘star’ attractions, Denmark’s sixth largest city Randers is predicted to become the hot new short-break destination for British travellers this year thanks to its easy access from the UK with a simple 45-minute transfer from Aarhus Airport in East Jutland.

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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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    Here you can browse through a very quick history of a very old country.

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    VisitDenmark and Wonderful Copenhagen have launched the world’s first meeting planner guide for iPads. The new app makes it easy to browse, search and request suppliers, or create personal selections to share, or use in a presentation.

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    Discover Denmark's idyllic countryside on a self-guided touring itinerary using four wheels, two wheels or your own two feet

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    With its timeless countryside, quiet roads and frequent ferry crossings direct from the UK, Denmark is the perfect choice for those seeking the convenience and freedom of a self-drive holiday. The country is blessed with a picturesque, rolling scenery of unspoiled farmland, forests and heaths, not to mention mile upon mile of pristine coastline - much of which can be encountered by following the 3,600km Marguerite Route.

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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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    Funen (Fyn) is Denmark's second largest island, situated between the island of Zealand and mainland Denmark (Jutland). It is a fantastic place to go if you want a holiday in Denmark. You can instantly see why it is called Denmark’s garden island, with its gently rolling hills, orchards, hedgerows and thatched, half-timbered farmhouses. The South Funen Archipelago, just south of Funen, is a great place to explore, with islands of many sizes and beautiful straits, bays and inlets. You can drive to Funen over the Great Belt Bridge from Zealand and the Little Belt Bridge from Jutland.

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    East Jutland offers you a wonderful combination of fertile landscape, expansive forests, sandy shorelines and bustling big cities. The green and hilly landscape of the region was formed by the glaciers of the last glaciation. Valleys, gorges and deep fjords were all carved by the flow of glacial melt water and when the ice finally disappeared around 14,000 years ago, it left a beautiful, hilly moraine landscape. You’ll find that East Jutland is easily accessible and full of varied, outdoor experiences. It's also home to Denmark's dynamic second city, Aarhus.

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    Less than two hours flying time with daily departures from across the UK to Billund and Aarhus airport, step into Denmark's unspoiled landscape of East Jutland. This clean, green region lends itself perfectly to a fly/drive holiday where quiet roads and cycle paths link up to the vibrant towns of Aarhus, Silkeborg and Vejle while being complemented by tranquil lakes, sandy beaches and a unique highland area

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    The Danes love good food and drink all year round, but especially during the festive season. Aside from the much-anticipated Christmas Eve dinner, Danes spend the run up to and after Christmas enjoying festive lunches and dinners with friends, colleagues and family. Many of Denmark's Christmas traditions are centred around a table full of delicious food and chairs full of great company.

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    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.

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    North Jutland, Denmark's most northerly region, has plenty of appeal for an active holiday throughout the year. With 1,450km of broad, sandy beaches and a picturesque, unspoiled hinterland, a holiday in North Jutland brings together outdoor adventures and Viking history with blue seas, big skies and lots of good, clean fun. Here's VisitDenmark's pick of the best:

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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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    Authentic Vikings, chefs juggling their pans and the world’s largest LEGO® wind turbine will turn when HRH Prince Consort Henrik of Denmark cuts the ribbon to IMAGINATION, VisitDenmark’s ambitious 17 day festival celebrating the best of Danish culture, lifestyle, food and design. The event is free for all, so come discover what Denmark has to offer between 27 July – 12 August at St Katharine Docks right next to Tower Bridge.

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    There are lots of options for cheap accommodation in Denmark and even free accommodation, if you know how to find it! From house swap holidays to free camping in the wild, if you're a budget-conscious traveller read on to find cheap accommodation in Denmark.

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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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    Aalborg is bursting with cultural attractions and events, whether you're into music, theatre or art. Domestic as well as international artists regularly hold gigs or exhibitions throughout the city and Aalborg is also home to a flourishing underground art scene.

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    Skagen is the birthplace of the Skagen Painters, an artistic enclave that appeared in the area at the end of the 19th century. The ever-changing light, cosy fishing villages and uncompromising nature proved their main inspiration.

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    Denmark is a small country with an enormous passion for design. It’s produced many internationally-renowned designers, landmarks and products. Here's a quick list of the biggest and best!

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    No matter where you are in Denmark, you’ll never be more than 30 miles from the sea. And with over 4,500 miles of coastline, it’s hardly surprising that beach-life is an important part of Danish culture and a popular holiday escape throughout the year.

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    An area surrounded by water and dotted with lakes and forests, North Zealand is a great area for a day out or a few days exploring the region's natural offerings.

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    Enjoy a getaway to Aarhus’ designer hotel in highend Scandinavian style – the guest comes first and quality is in focus. Welcome to City Hotel Oasia Aarhus in the heart of Aarhus Denmark. Quality and service are the focal point of our hotel. Here you can lean back and enjoy the elegant and discrete luxury, the clean lines and the Scandinavian design.

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    From fascinating carvings to fully-preserved prehistoric corpses, Denmark's ancient origins are visible in many places and waiting for you to experience them.

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    Do you have a question for VisitDenmark? We're ready to answer your questions and to help put you on the right path to information and inspiration on Denmark as a holiday destination. So please feel free to contact us!

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