Top 20 Most Beautiful Places in Denmark
We’re here to help you get out and get active in Denmark! For a small country, Denmark has a wide variety of landscapes and areas of natural beauty waiting to be explored. With inspiration from the Danish Nature Agency, we've gathered 20 of Denmark's most beautiful places. If you are here for a short break and need ideas for walks or bike rides near cities like Aarhus and Copenhagen, start out from places like Mols Bjerge and Dyrehaven listed below. Or if you want to spend more time exploring Denmark’s most beautiful areas, use this guide to help you plan an escape to some of Denmark’s natural highlights.
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.
Mid Jutland offers you the largest forests in Denmark, dotted with lakes and moors. The country’s largest river, Gudenåen, connects many of the lakes in the area and gives you a great network of shoreline and forested walking and cycling routes.
The Wadden Sea national park has more than 30 islands and is one of the world's most important habitats for waterfowl. Here you can witness the phenomenal Black Sun, created when tens of thousands of starlings fly together in amazing dark patterns on the sky.
A popular area for yachtsmen, the many islands within the archipelago are diverse and offer their own unique experiences but all are peaceful. Wander round their cosy villages and quaint harbours. You can reach the islands from Jutland and Funen by small ferry boats.
Bornholm and the Ertholmene Islands are the only places in Denmark where you can clamber over and see exposed granite formations. The Hammer, in the north of Bornholm, is a steep granite crag rising out of the Baltic. There are also great walks on the north of the island that take you through rift valleys and large lakes.
The Hindsholm peninsula is dotted with inlets and islands, such as Romsø. The area was shaped by the last glaciation and is connected to the mainland via a thin land strip. Take in views from Funen’s Head (Fynshoved) which separates the Great Belt from the Kattegat Sea.
This archipelago area is dotted with diverse islands, such as Fejø, Lolland and Falster. Experience accessible beaches, great for families and swimming, and walk amongst the rolling dunes and island landscapes.