Get your skates on and zoom around one of Denmark's atmospheric outdoor ice rinks. Found only in the winter months, Denmark's outdoor rinks are as popular with locals as tourists. Hire skates at most of these outdoor ice rinks or bring your own and don't forget to wrap up! Ice skating outside is healthy, fantastic fun and an uplifting way to enjoy the Danish outdoors in winter!
Danish nature is spectacular in the autumn months. The leaves turn a golden yellow and everything in nature gets an autumnal hue. Why not go hiking in beautiful and dramatic countryside? Endless sand dunes, heathland and cliff walks; Denmark is at its bracing best in the autumn. Head out with this guide to things to do outdoors in Denmark this autumn.
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!
You’ll experience superb conditions for windsurfing, with some of the best in Europe found at Klitmøller, on the West Coast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
You can play on many North Zealand golf courses as a non-member and they are close enough to each other that you can try different courses out over one holiday. You'll find courses for golfers of all abilities in the region.
There is a long tradition of delicious smoked fish on the island, particularly herring, mackerel and salmon. Many of the smokehouses are still in use with the characteristic chimneys and tempting smoked scent.
Four of Denmark's seven medieval round churches (rundkirke) are located on Bornholm. The round churches were used as fortresses, as well as places of worship, and the fact that such a high concentration of them are found on Bornholm, is testament to the island's strategically important location in the Baltic Sea.
Anglers head to Funen for some of Europe's best coastal angling spots, particular good for catching sea trout. You’ll find great locations for angling on both Funen and the South Funen Archipelago.