Shielded from the sea breeze by grassy sand dunes and pine forest, the thatched heritage farm, Strandgaarden (literally, ‘The Beach Farm’) on the island of Læsø offers modern chalet accommodation and gratifying gourmet dining – even the breakfast is homemade and locally sourced.
With waves lapping at the restaurant door and with its dreamy sunset vistas, Villa Vest (i.e. Villa West) offers a true lands-end feeling. Located in the seaside town of Lønstrup close to some of Scandinavia’s mightiest drifting sand dunes and the romantically sand-engulfed Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, the restaurant is uniquely set in some of Denmark’s most magnificent nature.
In 2013, CNN Travel hailed the romantic beachscapes of Skagen as one of the world’s 100 top seaside destinations. But gourmet dining at classic seaside hotels is another inspired reason to visit Denmark’s northernmost town. Ruths Hotel is nestled in the picturesque Old Skagen (Højen). Until recently, the hotel restaurant, Ruths Gourmet, has served fine French cuisine.
A picture-postcard village with thatched cottages, Møgeltønder in South Jutland is home to the Queen of Denmark’s youngest son, Prince Joachim. The tree-lined cobbled village lane is also the location of a 300-year-old heritage wayside inn of royal license, Schackenborg Slotskro.
The heritage castle from the 1800s originally dates back to 1746 where it was erected on an estate belonging to the royal country residence of Hirschholm Castle, which was demolished in 1810 following the illustrious and scandalous ‘Royal Affair’ between a Danish queen and the king’s physician (featured in the award-winning 2012 movie The Royal Affair directed by Nikolaj Arcel).
Hindsgavl Castle privat is a historic destination located on the island of Funen. In 1814, during the Napoleonic Wars, King Frederik VI of Denmark surrendered sovereignty of Norway to Sweden at this very castle. In 2014, the castle celebrates the bicentennial of this historic event. The castle itself dates back to 1231.
A royal experience at castles and manors
A kingdom with 1,000 years of royal history, Denmark has many manors and castles. A great many are open to the public and you can even dine and stay like royalty at castle hotels nationwide. Watching the sunrise over a heritage estate is a true royal experience.
Whether you are at a conference in Middelfart, on holiday, or a local, you will find several options for a fun night out. Guldkronen, Denmark's only 5-star pub, is situated in the pedestrian street in Middelfart, and has a cozy atmosphere in the old cultural facilities - and Guldkronen is a large part of the cultural history of Middelfart.
There is also a range of other activities; a walk along the lovely waterfront, bowling, cinema and much more. Be inspired below.
Denmark is now an international food hotspot, with award-winning chefs, award-winning restaurants and new food trends sweeping Danish cities like Copenhagen and Aarhus. Interest in all things Danish food has meant that even traditional Danish dishes, such as the famous smørrebrød (open sandwich), has enjoyed a modern revival. But Nordic food is more than just fancy eateries and famous names.
Copenhagen is full of festivals throughout the year. Music, film, food, art, comedy - the Danish capital has an event for everyone. Here's a selection of great festivals taking place in Copenhagen this year.
Have a total break and treat yourself to good food at one of the popular restaurants in the area. Middelfart offers everything from 5-star gourmet restaurants to cafés and inns. Here they serve exciting culinary experiences with seasonal local produce and the Danish cuisine can be experienced with a dash of international inspiration.
What did they eat in the Middle Ages? Find out by visiting inns and restaurants serving old nordic food.
Apples and pears from Fejø, carrots from Lammefjorden, home made salamis, fresh honey and much more. We have listed a number of farm shops where you can buy fresh products direct from the producers.
Whether you're looking for a gift for the hostess or just want to spoil yourself, one of the farm shops below is the place to look. They will put together a delicious hamper containing local products just as you wish.
Historic recepees, new tastes and a genuine castle brewery - in Zealand, Møn and Lolland you find all sorts of micro breweries. Take part in beer brewing at Søkildegaard, taste an asparagus beer from Herslev Brewery or try the gold medal winning Rauch Bier from Krenkerup Estate. Cheers!