Highlights of Denmark's Garden Island

Fyn Highlights

Fyn often gets overlooked for the bright lights of Copenhagen and Aarhus, but it shouldn't be that way. The island is home to Denmark's vibrant third largest city, Odense, is the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, and offers farm fresh cuisine and laid back countryside living. Continue below to get a closer look at this Danish hidden gem. 

Get to know the villages on the island

Quaint Fishing Villages of Bornholm

Bornholm is lined with wonderfully quaint little fishing villages, each with its own charm and welcoming community. The towns are within easy reach of one another, making for a nice bike tour of the island. Get to know the country towns and coastal harbors and all their culinary delights below. 

Sun, cuisine, sea, and more

Bornholm Island Highlights

Denmark's easternmost island in the Baltic sea is a sight to behold. The island receives many hours of sunshine and its extraordinary light has a long history of attracting artists. This slow-paced, friendly place is the only place in Denmark where you can walk craggy, granite coastline. Known for pure, white beaches, you can enjoy a unique island culture of round churches, regional delecacies, and quaint fishing villages, all among postcard-perfect scenery.

Denmark's Charming Third Largest City

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.

Photo: Wonderful Copenhagen

Kronborg Castle in Helsingør (Elsinore) – Home of Hamlet

Are you looking for things to do near Copenhagen or do you have more time to explore Denmark? Go visit Denmark's most famous castle, Kronborg in Helsingør (Elsinore), also known as Hamlet's Castle in Shakespeare's play.

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.

A guide to Viking fun for the whole family

Let your little Vikings loose

Bring your family to Denmark and live out your wildest Viking fantasies with your loved ones. Learn about the history of the Nordic raiders through play and interactive events that are fun for all ages. Here's a guide to Viking fun for your family.

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.

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.

1000 year mark of the Vikings coming to England

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.

Grab a helment and prepare for battle!

Viking events

Denmark is famous around the world as a proud Viking land. There are many places in the country where you can not only visit Viking ruins and monuments, but also take part in thrilling Viking events and re-enactments. So grab a helment and prepare for battle!

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.

Denmark: One of The Happiest Places in The World

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Aalborg

Aalborg

Harbour front

Aalborg: Denmark's laid-back city