Where to carve it up al fresco around Denmark

Outdoor ice skating in Denmark

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!

Nature events in Denmark this autumn

Nature events this autumn in Denmark

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.

48 hour Copenhagen guide

Shopping, sightseeing, eating, partying... you can do it all in 48 hours in Copenhagen.

Women shopping

Danish Christmas food

Danish Christmas food

Christmas dinner

Danish Christmas dinner

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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!

Windsurfing North Jutland

Active holidays

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.

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.

Boating Møn

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?

Active in East Jutland

Get active in East Jutland

Saddle up!

Why not experience the green island of Samsø at the helm of a prairie wagon? You can hire a prairie wagon for a week’s holiday and take in the island’s sights at a relaxed pace.

Golfing

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Golf

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.

Sol over Gudhjem

Culinary specialties on Bornholm

Smoking traditions

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.

Bornholm Round Church

Bornholm's round churches

Baltic fortresses

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. 

Active holiday

Active holidays

Gone fishing

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.

Walking guidebooks

The Nature Agency produces information leaflets containing maps and descriptions of all public nature areas in Denmark. You can pick up these helpful guides for free at local tourist offices. 

Things to do in Copenhagen with kids

Copenhagen for kids

Canal boat

Get to know the city

Family holidays

Family fun in Denmark

Natural History Museum

Museums and Science Centres through children’s eyes

Copenhagen on two wheels

Cargo bike

Built for bike lanes

Cycling in Denmark

The world’s cycling destination

Children cycling

The whole country at your feet

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