You have most likely of Hans Christian Andersen and come to love many of his timeless characters, such as The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. But what about the man himself?
Holidays with friends - Editorial
Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and authentic charm of Denmark's seaside hotels, dotted around Denmark's beautiful coast. Many of Denmark's seaside hotels (badehoteller) have top-of-the-range spa and wellness facilities.
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.
Take a West Coast tour of Denmark by bike, with any or all of these 16 scenic Panorama cycle routes. Each individual cycle route is a loop on the national West Coast Cycle Route that runs the length of Jutland's coast, from Rudbøl in the south, to Skagen in the north.
It's easy to feel fabulous in Denmark! Around Denmark's more than 7,000km of coast you'll find traditional coastal spa hotels (Badehoteller) where quaint decor and old Danish charm meet modern wellness facilities.
Boutique hotels are all about individuality and relaxation in style. As one of the world’s most renowned design nations, you’ll find Denmark full of design hotels where everything, from the wallpaper down to the rug beneath your feet, is handpicked to create a certain aesthetic.
Find your dream beach in Denmark
Here's an overview of all the thematic holiday pages on visitdenmark.co.uk.
There's plenty to do and see in Denmark with everything from urban city breaks to romantic rural getaways, and it is all withing manageable distance.
Denmark is perfect for budget travel. The country is full of cheap and free experiences for every taste. Most places operate with free admission so it’s not just the beaches and urban areas that are free to enjoy.
Beyond Copenhagen, the area of North Sealand is an easy addition to a holiday offering fascinating castles, historic monasteries, world class museums, picturesque fishing villages and some of the finest white sandy beaches along the coastline that is known as the ‘Danish Riviera’.
Aarhus – the city of smiles
Come experience Danish maritime culture this year. In a country surrounded by seas, there's plenty of maritime events throughout the year to suit everyone. From tall ship races to herring fishing competitions and harbour festivals - get your water kicks in Denmark in 2013!
Sporting over 150km of white, sandy beach with inviting shallow waters, open heath, rolling farmland, dense forest and picturesque lakes, the countryside is ideal for exploring by foot, bicycle, horse or canoe.
Denmark is a Viking country and for thousands of years, the Vikings were superior at sea and kings of the battle-fields, dominating the culture and history of Northern Europe.
Feel the sense of true Danish "hygge" this Christmas; a season steeped in unique traditions and magical experiences. Just as the weather begins to cool down, the festive spirit heats up and Denmark glows with Christmas markets and Danish celebrations, both indoors and out.