Grenen is the tip of Denmark where the two seas, Skagerrak (the North Sea) and Kattegat (the Baltic Sea), meet in a rippling current. There is a romantic sense of land's end at Grenen, the very northern tip of Denmark.
The island of Læsø
Reachable by ferry from the town of Frederikshavn, the island of Læsø is known for its open plains, salt-making and tradition for cottages thatched with seaweed. An off-the-beaten-track destination, the island also offers sandy beaches and bicycle-friendly roads and lanes.
The historic shire of Djursland is located right next to Aarhus Airport and offers one of Denmark’s largest concentrations of family attractions. Djursland can easily be combined with visits to Aarhus.
Mols Bjerge National Park
The rolling hills of the Mols Bjerge National Park offer an age-old world of historic farmlands and natural woodlands. The park is best experienced by car and can easily be combined with visits and stays in the historic town of Ebeltoft.
The historic town of Ebeltoft with its winding cobbled streets is located in the Mols Bjerge National Park by the bay just north of Aarhus. Among the town’s attractions are the world’s longest vintage wooden tall-ship and a glass art museum.
Randers Regnskov Tropical Zoo
Tropical biospheres with a living ecosystem of more than 200 species of exotic wildlife.
One of Denmark’s largest aquariums with more than 250 species of sea creatures. Among the fun features of the aquarium is the shark tunnel.
One of Denmark’s biggest and most popular amusement parks, which in 2017 will inaugurate Europe’s fastest and longest family suspended coaster.
Scandinavian Wildlife Park
With one of the world’s largest enclosures for polar bears, the Scandinavian Wildlife Park offers an adventurous experience of local as well as Artic wildlife.
Ree Park Safari
With wildlife from 5 continents, the Ree Park Safari in the historic town of Ebeltoft offers an exotic world of family fun for those visiting the area.
The island of Samsø
Samsø is a CO2 neutral “eco-island” that generates more electricity than the island consumes. Samsø is also known for its organic farming and cottage living. Staying on Samsø at one of the island hotels and B&Bs lets you discover this unique island by bicycle. This island escape can be reached by ferry (in Danish only) directly from central Aarhus in 50 min.
Originally designed to represent the egalitarian “Protestant urban ideal,” the town of Christiansfeld has changed precious little over the past 250 years. Known for its delicious honey cakes, the town is today a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Crowning the hilltop in Kolding is an old royal fortress, which today is a contemporary exhibition centre. Hosting one of Denmark’s largest design colleges, Kolding is also home to the Trapholt Museum of Art and Design with the nation’s largest collection of mid-century Danish chairs.
Vejle and the Jelling Monuments
Situated by some of Denmark’s highest elevations by the Jutland ridge, the town of Vejle offers classic seaside hotels, rolling coastal woodlands and sandy beaches. Nearby, the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Jelling Monuments include two Viking rune stones that mark the birth of the nation. A new hands-on visitors’ centre next to the monuments highlights the age of Vikings.
Enjoying a picture-postcard heritage waterfront complete with medieval castle, the town of Sønderborg is known for hosting Europe’s largest annual ring jousting festival with more than 500 horsemen. Close by, the Universe science centre offers hands on activities and fun for the whole family.