In East Denmark we have UNESCO World Viking Heritage and other world class Viking attractions with plenty of Viking fun for both families and hard-core history enthusiasts alike.
Tourist - Editorial
The Viking age
No matter where you go in Denmark, you are not far from Viking history.
The country is scattered with Viking burial sites, fortresses, and indoor and outdoor museums.
Here you can read more about the various Viking sites in Denmark to help plan your next Viking raid!
Ribe is not only Denmark’s but also Scandinavia's oldest town. Ribe's Viking history can be traced back to around 710 AD, when it was a thriving market place by the Ribe River.
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 has a wide variety of world-class museums and there is something for all ages and interests. Whether you like history, art, nature or science, there's a museum for you. Here's a list of some of the more popular Danish museum attractions to get you started.
Shopping, sightseeing, eating, partying... you can do it all in 48 hours in Copenhagen.
Discover your Danish heritage
Make Christmas shopping a memorable experience this year, with a trip to one of Denmark's atmospheric Christmas markets. From November onwards, Denmark explodes with magical Christmas markets.
You won't run out of fun things to do in Denmark over the Christmas season. As well as the wealth of unique Danish Christmas events and attractions, such as Tivoli Christmas Market, many of Denmark's most-popular attractions are open for indoor and outdoor entertainment.
Public holidays during the Christmas period
During the Christmas period, Denmark observes national public holidays on 25 and 26 December, as well as 1 January.
Getting to Copenhagen
Copenhagen Airport is modern, efficient and best of all, you can go from airport arrivals to the centre of town in less than 15 minutes!
It can be hard to explain the Danish word 'hygge' (sounds a bit like 'hooga'). Roughly it translates to coziness, but that definition doesn’t quite cover it.
The whole of Denmark gets into the festive spirit this time of year. Towns and cities around Denmark, such as Aarhus and Odense, are ablaze with Christmas lights and good cheer. Christmas markets, exhibitions, music in the streets; Christmas in Denmark is truly magical.
Danish Christmas dinner
Finding a hotel in Denmark is simple
Old Christmas beliefs
Traditionally the Danish Christmas tree is the common spruce type, also known as Norwegian spruce. In more recent time, the common spruce has made way for the Normann spruce as it lasts a bit longer and results in fewer scattered needles on your living room floor by New Year's Eve.