Aalborg's new and historical sights to help you plan a short break

Top Attractions in Aalborg

The city of Aalborg offers something for everyone, regardless of interests and budget. The harbour is a buzzing new area of cultural attractions, including the Utzon Centre, and a great place to walk and take in views of the city. Venture just a short way outside the city and you can enjoy ancient historical sites like Lindholm Høje.

Denmark's Charming Third Largest City

Odense

Denmark’s third largest city, Odense, is often overlooked for its larger siblings Copenhagen and Aarhus, but this cozy city of almost 200,000 is home to great museums like Brandts, an award-winning zoo, and an acclaimed film festival.

Top 20 natural beauty spots

Skagen 

At Skagen, the northernmost tip of Denmark, you can walk out onto The Branch, a sand spit where the waters of the Kattegat and Skagerrak seas meet. Nearby you can walk on Råbjerg Mile, one of Europe's largest moving sand dunes, over 40 metres high.

Windsurfing North Jutland

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Surf's up!

You’ll experience superb conditions for windsurfing, with some of the best in Europe found at Klitmøller, on the West Coast. 

Fishing

Deep sea fishing trips are another popular pursuit and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take an organised fishing trip out to the region’s off-shore sandbars and wrecks.

kite in South Jutland

Natural experiences in South Jutland

Coastal walks

The West of South Jutland is dominated at the coast by the Wadden Sea and never-ending views of the vast marshland. You can walk in and around the grazing areas created for sheep and cattle, with high dikes that hold back tidal waters. At Tønder Marsh, you can get up close to the locks which control the flood defences in the area.

South Denmark sea and beaches

South Denmark's sea and beaches

The Wadden Sea coast

The Wadden Sea along the west coast is an exciting national park and intertidal wetland teeming with birds and wildlife. You will not find as many swimming beaches on the region’s West Coast, but you can swim at Hjerpsted.

West Jutland surfer

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Surfing

Surfers of every variety will find exciting challenges along the West Coast, while beginners can try the perfect conditions of Ringkøbing Fjord. Why not try kite surfing or the exhilarating thrill of a day kite buggying?

Fanø

West Jutland islands

Fanø

Located just off the coast from Esbjerg, Fanø is an old maritime island with a perfect landscape for beach activities such as kite flying and sailing. The area is also an excellent place to hunt for Danish amber that washed up on the beaches. You can also see a variety of wildlife on the island, such as wild rabbits and seal colonies. The architecture on the island is also extremely special and inspired by the Frisian style.

The Black Sun

Birdwatching in Jutland

Seasonal splendour

Kayaking West Zealand

Active holidays in West Zealand

Cycling

Cyclists love West Zealand, with its many sign-posted cycle routes and easy access from Copenhagen. Hike the area’s many popular sign-posted routes, such as those across the Odsherred peninsula.

On the water

The river Suså and the Tystrup-Bavelse Lakes are great for kayaking and angling. As an angler, you’ll also find great catches all along the coast. At Lammefjord Canal you might even catch a carp.

West Zealand islands

West Zealand islands

Sejerø

Sejerø is a beautiful and peaceful island, with undulating landscape and many small swimming beaches. Visit the old church, with its fine fresco paintings, or any of the many burial mounds on the island. You can reach the island by ferry from Havnsø.

Nekselø

This small island is also reachable by ferry from Havnsø. You’ll find beautiful nature on the island, which is easily accessible as a day trip.

Mountain bike in Denmark

Natural experiences in West Zealand

Stunning views

You will witness a very special light when the weather is clear at Odsherred, a peninsula jutting out into the mouth of Isefjord. From here, you can see beautiful views as far as the eye can see. 

Moorland

Near Havnsø, at the bottom of Nekselø Bay, you find Zealand's largest moorland, Vesterlyng. Vesterlyng is protected, but you can swim at its lovely beach and walk around the parts open to the public.

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Active holidays in South Zealand

Cycling

The gently undulating landscape of South Zealand and the flat islands of Lolland and Falster are great places to get on your bike and cycle round the region. Cycle routes are easy to find and well sign-posted.

Alternative activities

You can kayak at various spots along the coast and for an alternative way to see the dramatic Møns Klint, why not join a horse riding tour of the area?