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Læsø salt

All of nature's best

Hilly landscapes

Sea islands

On the island of Læsø out in the Kattegat, you can access large stretches of untouched nature and the island is almost entirely circled by wide beaches, with seal colonies and other wildlife. 

North Jutland

Where two seas meet

Smørrebrød

Heaped treats 

Danish pastries

Viennese treats

In Denmark, these world-famous sticky delights are called Vienna Bread (wienerbrød), as they were first made in Denmark in 1840 by Viennese chefs. Still, Danish pastries rose in popularity over the centuries and are now a firm favourite of ordinary Danes.

Viking Denmark

Denmark’s Birth Certificate

Prehistoric Denmark

Denmark’s first people

trail of the Vikings

National Museum (Nationalmuseet), Copenhagen

Denmark history

c. 12500 BC - The first hunters inhabit Danish lands.

3900 BC - Basic society built on agriculture and animal husbandry.

400-700 - Urbanisation begins.

866-867 - Viking conquest of York, which becomes the Viking capital of England.

Denmark's maritime heritage

The Danish Maritime Museum

Princess Mary and Prince Frederik

The world’s oldest monarchy

The Royal Family residence

The Nature Agency produces information leaflets containing maps and descriptions of all public nature areas in Denmark.

A super way to experience Denmark’s nature is to hire a ranger, or guide, to tell you about interesting things along the way. Find out more about this service at your local tourist office or at the visitors centres located in Denmark’s national parks. 

Things to do in Copenhagen with kids

Get to know the city

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