East Jutland

East Jutland is not only home to Denmark's dynamic second city of Aarhus, it also offers you a wonderful combination of fertile landscape, expansive forests, sandy shorelines and bustling cities. The green and hilly landscape of the region was formed by the glaciers of the last glaciation. Valleys, gorges and deep fjords were all carved by the flow of glacial melt water and when the ice finally disappeared around 14,000 years ago, it left a beautiful, hilly moraine landscape. You’ll find that East Jutland is easily accessible and full of varied, outdoor experiences. 

 
 

A diverse region

Family holidays at LEGOLAND or amongst Viking ruins; romantic walks along the beach or boating on a fjord; the buzz of Denmark's vibrant second city, Aarhus... East Jutland really does offer you everything!

Map of East Jutland

Explore the fjords

A short trip from Aarhus you'll find white-sand beaches along the Kattegat coast and numerous fjords. Along this jagged coastline you can enjoy calm swimming waters and family-friendly beaches, just a short trip from the city.

Rich cultural heritage

An ancient land, East Jutland sweeps you back through history, from Viking sights to 400 years BC, with the grizzly body of The Tollund Man in Silkeborg. And Denmark's second city, Aarhus, is a cultural hotspot too!

Head to Aarhus for a good time! Denmark's dynamic second city happens to be one of the happiest cities in the world!

Hiking East Jutland

National parks and unspoilt nature cover East Jutland, where you can walk along fjord beaches and across lakeland areas. Easily accessible from Aarhus and its airport, this area is a great place to see Denmark's countryside.

The Mols Bjerge National Park is one of the most rugged and varied landscapes in Denmark, with many rare animal and plant species. 

Quick facts

Main city: Aarhus
Nearest airports: Aarhus & Billund
International ferry port:
Grenaa (Sweden)
Distance from Copenhagen:
Aarhus (304km) 
Silkeborg (300km)
Vejle (235km) 

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