Copenhagen has seen a rise in quality urban hostels, all of which accommodate accommodate more than a bed for you to sleep in at night. They have great communal spaces, bars and activities. 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.
The road from farm to fork is short in the East of Denmark and you can taste this freshness at farm shops and specialist producers across the region. The islands of East Denmark are fertile and covered with many fascinating estates, farms and castles, where you can enjoy a variety of culinary experiences. As well as visiting local producers in situ on the islands of Møn, Zealand, Lolland and Falster, you can taste local produce in the many exceptional restaurants found here.
With this guide to gastronomic experiences in North Denmark, you can delve deeper into the culture and landscape of this dynamic part of Denmark and taste some of Denmark's best local raw ingredients. The salt produced on Læsø is a much sought-after product in Denmark and other parts of the world and you can see it being produced as it has been for centuries right here.
Fancy trying Denmark’s best duck? Or tasting cheese right where it’s produced? Then the Limfjord area is a good fit for you. This part of Denmark is famed for its seafood and you can pick up fresh fish and seafood at the fish market in Thyborøn or oysters at Glyngøre. Cycle your way round the region’s local farm shops and microbreweries and pack your own picnic basket full of local goodness.
The island of Funen has plenty of excellent foods and Danes celebrate the delicious local produce with food festivals. From May through October, there is plenty of opportunity to get a taste of Funen – whether they are composed of vegetables, cheese, fruit, beer, or chocolate. The island of Funen is filled with local producers and farm shops where the specialty items are endless and tasty, and all represent quality products from Funen.
The Danish Lakelands on Denmark's Jutland peninsula and close to Billund Airport is an extraordinary place where impressive forests, tranquil lakes, wild coasts, charming towns and lots of warm-heartedness takes you in to a world of good old Danish values, where intimacy, natural resources and creativity set the scene for exciting culinary experiences.
Good food feeds the soul, and Royal North Sealand, just 30 minutes north of Copenhagen, offers a wealth of culinary treats spiced with cultural experiences and excursions in stunning natural surroundings. Royal North Sealand is home to some of Denmark’s biggest castles such as Hamlet's Kronborg, Frederiksborg and Fredensborg. In addition you will also find vineyards, breweries and local food producers in the region.
Enjoy the very best sights of East Denmark's with these 9 new cycle routes, covering Møn Island, Stevns Cliffs, Falster Island and Prestø Island. The nine easy-to-follow Panorama cycle routes guide you to lovely sightseeing detours from the national Berlin-Copenhagen Cycle Route, so you can choose a route that fits your holiday schedule or you can choose to cycle the whole thing.
Enjoy the unique tidal marshlands in this part of Denmark and explore the way the dynamic relationship between land, sea and wind shapes not only the culture of the region but also the local produce. On a gastronomic tour of South-West Jutland you’ll have the chance to sample exceptional produce from passionate food artisans and to escape into one of Denmark’s most unique national parks.
BBC goes on a culinary journey through Denmark, resulting in a Nordic Cookery series focusing on traditional Danish food - the latest series is expected to air on a UK channel later this year. TV chef Tareq Taylor went on a tasty tour of Denmark's distinct regional dishes. During the course of the series, Tareq explores South-West Jutland, the Limfjord, North Jutland and East Denmark, cooking with locals, enjoying outdoor pursuits and trying exceptional local produce.
The Danish summer time is truly amazing. With white sandy beaches, cosy villages and everything within easy reach, Denmark is an ideal place for a stress-free, hassle-free summer holiday with family or friends.
Whether you prefer a beach holiday, a lakeside retreat or an escape into local village life, you can stay in a cottage at a location that fits your needs.
Any possible new competition with JYSK will be announced on this page. Så stay tuned. Until then, don't forget to sign up to the VisitDenmark newsletter, where we announce regular competitions.
For a little taste of a relaxing summer holiday, check out this video:
A holiday centre in Denmark is almost like a combination of hotel and cottage. You have your own place with bathing and kitchen facilities but there is also a reception, restaurants and a wealth of activity options. It is the perfect fit for families as it is easy for the children to get in contact with other children and for the parents to relax. Many of the holiday centres in Denmark are located close to the sea and many are in the most beautiful spots in the the country.
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.