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Denmark is perfect for budget travel. The country is full of cheap and free experiences for every taste. Most places operate with free admission so it’s not just the beaches and urban areas that are free to enjoy. So if you want to take a budget trip to Denmark, here you’ll find inspiration for travelling on the cheap, including cheap dining and cheap accommodation. Do Denmark for less!
Denmark is surrounded by coastline, and it's no wonder that Danes love the sea, beaches and water activites and sports. Read on for a quick guide to water sports, beaches and aqua parks in Denmark.
Fall is a special time in Denmark. Because of its four distinct seasons, Denmark goes through a transformation this time of year that can be seen not only in nature but also in the types of events on offer. Fall is also a great excuse for "hygge", that hard to define Danish concept that roughly translates into spending quality time with friends and family. Here's a listings to some of the many events on offer in Denmark this fall.
Aalborg and the surrounding area is packed with Viking heritage, Viking sites and Viking experiences. From burial sites and reconstructed dwellings to museums, Aalborg is a great destination for the Viking enthusiast.
BBC Lifestyle brings the very best of Nordic Food into your home this summer, with four Nordic Cookery programmes that digs into the delicious traditional Danish foods. TV chef Tareq Taylor is the man behind this tasty tour of the best regional Danish dishes and as a added bonus you will get to know four of Denmark’s distinct regions along the way. During the series, Tareq explores South-West Jutland, the Limfjord, North Jutland and East Denmark, cooking with locals, enjoying the great outdoors and trying the exceptional local produce along across Denmark.
Eurovision Island is a doorway into Denmark, a jump-off point for the entire kingdom. Within three hours of Copenhagen are a wealth of royal castles, national parks and unique Danish attractions such as LEGOLAND. The Viking rune stones at Jelling, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are also just a few short hours from Denmark's capital. So take a night or two away from Copenhagen and enjoy the best of Denmark.
May this list of Denmark's World Heritage Sites guide you to what to see in Denmark! You can start your tour of Denmark at Kronborg Castle, the home of Shakespeare's Hamlet, only an hour north of Copenhagen. Next on the list, Stevns Klint, one of Denmark's newest World Heritage Sites although it is 65 million years old! You could also stop to see the last resting place of Denmark's Monarchy at Roskilde Cathedral before visiting the historic rune stones of Jelling. Finish your trip relaxing at the Wadden Sea National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site since last weekend!
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. Hygge is so much more and always involves creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you.
The Vikings were more than simply a raiding and pillaging people. They had highly developed social, religious and commercial structures and were just as adept at farming as raiding. Through on-going archaeological research, we're uncovering more and more about the lives behind the myths. Re-discovered jewellery, handicrafts, weapons, clothes and long-ships all help fill the gaps in our knowledge of the Norsemen. Here's a guide to experiences in Denmark where you can learn more about the Viking people and their ways.
Denmark can be an expensive place to travel. But it doesn't have to be! As well as cheap ways to travel Denmark, budget accommodation and cheap restaurants, there are a myriad of fun things to do which are completely free. Here's our t'op pick of 5 free things to do in Denmark.
Immerse yourself in rich Danish history and explore the magnificent homes of the Danish Royal Family, past and present, at these stunning castles in Denmark. Visit the homes of Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik, the popular royal couple who split their time between Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen and Fredensborg Palace in North Zealand. Be entranced by the crown jewels of Denmark at the iconic Rosenborg Castle and walk in the stunning rose gardens of Queen Margrethe’s residence in Aarhus, Marselisborg.