Gather ideas for your next summer holiday with our guide to Denmark's best beaches

Denmark's Best Beaches

Denmark has some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. With over 7,300km of coastline, choosing the best of Denmark's fine white sand, family friendly and crowd-free beaches is tough! We've picked some of Denmark's most popular beaches for this guide, bringing together dynamic dune-covered beaches and calm, sheltered beaches great for kids. What's more, you're never more than 50km from the coast in Denmark, which means a day at the seaside is easy.

Denmark is a perfect destination for water sports holidays

Water sports in Denmark

Denmark is a perfect destination for water sports holidays. In Denmark you're never more than 50km from the coast, which means there are plenty of great opportunities to do water sports. Whether you like diving, surfing or kayaking there's something for you. Here's VisitDenmark's guide to some of the best places for water sports activities in Denmark.

Slip and slide in style at Denmark's best water parks!

Water Parks in Denmark

In Denmark you're never more than 50km from the coast, so it's no wonder the Danes love making a splash. From wild water parks to beautiful beaches, there's no excuse not to get wet in Denmark this summer - or all year round if you're a viking! Here's VisitDenmark's guide to some of the best Danish aqua parks.

Instawalk Copenhagen

Instawalk Copenhagen May 2013

Denmark on Instagram

Guest instagramers

This summer , Denmark's diverse regional tourist offices are taking over our Instagram profile for a week at a time. See our updates from May to August and get a new perspective on Denmark!

Get your philosophy on at these historical places

The Most Important Søren Kierkegaard Sites in Denmark

Denmark recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of world-famous philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard still makes an impression on the world today and there are many places in Denmark where you can visit important Søren Kierkegaard sites.

Eat to your heart's content at a food festival in Denmark!

Food Festivals in Denmark

Denmark is now an international food hotspot, with award-winning chefs, award-winning restaurants and new food trends sweeping Danish cities like Copenhagen and Aarhus. Interest in all things Danish food has meant that even traditional Danish dishes, such as the famous smørrebrød (open sandwich), has enjoyed a modern revival. But Nordic food is more than just fancy eateries and famous names.

Tons of fantastic live music awaits you in Denmark!

Denmark's Best Music Festivals in 2017

Join 80,000 others in a field at Northern Europe's biggest music festival or sit back and relax in an outdoor café to the smooth sound of jazz in Copenhagen's historic streets. Denmark is a music festival nation and there's an event to satisfy your taste in music at any point of the year.

Copenhagen Jazz festival 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.

Roskilde Festival - one of Europe's biggest

Copenhagen music festivals

Copenhagen has a vibrant and active music scene, with everything from rock to jazz to electronica to classical. Apart from a wealth of regular live shows by national and international performers, the capital is also home to many diverse and exciting music festivals throughout the year. Here is a guide to some of the best music festivals Copenhagen has on offer.

There's plenty of maritime events throughout the year to suit everyone

Maritime events

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!

The top Gay and Lesbian events in Denmark this year

LGBT Events in Denmark

There are a number of LGBT events held in Denmark each year, including the annual Copenhagen Pride Week festival that culminates in the extravagant Pride parade. Here's a guide to some of the best gay and lesbian events in Denmark.

Mini-cruises in Denmark

If you're looking for a mini-cruise around the beautiful Danish archipelago or a short trip to one of our Scandinavian neighbours, get some inspiration from these alternative cruises.

Cruises in Denmark

Denmark is perfectly located for cruises in and around Scandinavia, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

Langelinie

Where in Denmark to see viking boats firsthand

Viking Longships and Legends

The Vikings were a seafaring people. Their well-designed, infamous longships caused terror across the world from Northern Europe to the Black Sea, - even North America! If you want to learn more about the notorious longships and the people who built them, here's some inspiration for you.