East Jutland: Aarhus and Around

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. And don't forget about family holidays at LEGOLAND or a walk amongst Viking ruins. East Jutland really does offer you everything!

Restaurant Frederikshøj in Aarhus

Where to Eat in Aarhus

The gastronomic level in Aarhus is high, Denmark's second city offers a fantastic experience for every foodie on every budget.



Wondering what to do while in East Jutland? Check out this list of the region's highlights!

Sea, Beach and Fjord

A short trip from Aarhus you'll find white-sand beaches along the Kattegat coast and numerous fjords.


Islands in The Kattegat

See Denmark's so-called desert on Anholt, or the dramatic effects of glaciation on Samsø, two islands in the stretch of water between Jutland and Zealand and north of Funen (Fyn). 

Silkeborg lakes

Active Holidays

There are many possibilities of active holidays when in East Jutland.

Natural Experiences

A richly diverse natural landscape, only a short trip from Aarhus, is waiting in East Jutland. Parkland, lakeland, fjords and forests - this region really does have it all!

The Old Town (Den Gamle By)

The Old Town Museum is a National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture, which has been awarded three Michelin stars!

LEGOLAND Billund - family fun

LEGOLAND® Billund Resort

With direct flights from London and Manchester to Billund, you are never more than 1,5 hour away from a fun family adventure. 

ARoS, Your Rainbow Panorama


Visit ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and take a walk in the rainbow on the roof with amazing view over Aarhus.

Moesgaard Museum

Prehistory presented innovatively in a breathtaking architectural setting making it a world-class museum experience!