Heritage attractions in North Jutland

Hjerl Hede Open Air Museum – living history

History is brought to life by costumed artisans and interpretive volunteers in more than 100 farms and heritage buildings relocated from the North Jutland heathlands. Open during holiday seasons throughout the year. 

Denmark has more World Heritage Sites than you think!

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Denmark

You can enjoy seven stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Denmark. For a whirlwind tour of Denmark's sites, start at Kronborg Castle, the home of Shakespeare's Hamlet, only an hour north of Copenhagen.

Where in Denmark to see viking boats firsthand

Viking Longships and Legends

The Vikings were a seafaring people. Their well-designed, infamous longships caused terror across the world from Northern Europe to the Black Sea, - even North America! If you want to learn more about the notorious longships and the people who built them, here's some inspiration for you.

Take a look at some of Denmark's best viking sites

Discover Denmark's Viking Heritage

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.

Take a journey with the Vikings

Which Viking are you?

There's a little bit of Viking in all of us. Young and old, we all share a fascination with the Vikings, their history and their way of life. So whether you want to try your hand at Viking life or immerse yourself in Viking history and culture, Denmark offers it all.

Viking play

Viking facts and myths

Vikings - Facts and Myths

Ladby ship

The Viking Age

Runestones, Royalty, and more!

Viking Jelling

 Jelling is located in East Jutland and boasts some of Europe’s most prominent Viking Age monuments, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Jelling is a perfect place to learn about Viking royalty and Viking life.

Musikkens hus

Get to know Aalborg!

The Waterfront Aalborg

Aalborg: Denmark's laid-back city

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.

West Zealand highlights

  1. Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens
  2. Experience 1000 years of history at the Viking Ship Museum
Læsø salt

North Jutland highlights

  1. Stand in two seas at once at The Branch (Grenen), Denmark’s northernmost point
  2. Uncover the intriguing buried church in the dunes south of Skagen
  3. Wander round the artistic seaside town of Skagen
Looking for Norsemen action and history? These are the events to attend.

Top Viking Events in Denmark

Denmark is famous around the world as a proud Viking land. There are many places in the country where you can not only visit Viking ruins and monuments, but also take part in thrilling Viking events and re-enactments. So grab a helment and prepare for battle!

 Ribe Viking Centre

South Jutland culture and heritage

The ruined castle

Koldinghus Castle Ruin is a treat in itself, but it also houses some interesting museums, including one dedicated to Danish silver. Just outside Kolding, you’ll find the Trapholt museum, where you can enjoy contemporary art, handicrafts and design.

World-famous architect

In Tønder, the city's old water tower has been made into a museum for townsman and architect Hans J. Wegner and his world-famous chairs.

Moesgaard Museum

East Jutland culture and heritage

Museums galore in East Jutland

Kronborg Castle

Towns and villages

Helsingør (Elsinore)

World-famous as the home of Elsinore, the castle of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Helsingør has long held a strategically important position at the mouth of the Baltic Sea. Feel the legacy of power here, with a trip to see Kronborg Castle, or walk the cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses. The cathedral and monastery in town are also worth a visit.