You may not have considered Scandinavia as a summer holiday destination before. But Denmark is the top vacation destination for Danes, and it's also the summer destination-of-choice for many Scandinavians. So why? Maybe it's because Denmark has some of the best beaches in Europe.
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Summer inspiration: Denmark awaits
There's no place like Denmark in the summer. White-sand beaches, quaint villages to explore and short drives between things to see; it's the perfect place for a stress-free, hassle-free summer holiday with family or friends.
Danish Cyclists’ Federation
Tivoli is the world’s most-visited seasonal theme park
South Jutland is Denmark’s historic borderland and has both a rich and varied past and a unique culture. South Jutland is a gentle, open land, bordered by Little Belt to the east and the UNESCO World Heritage site the Wadden Sea National Park to the west.
South Zealand offers you the highest cliffs in the country, Møn’s Cliff (Møns Klint) and Stevn’s Cliff (Stevns Klint). These dramatic, white fortresses border the Baltic Sea and are a great place to hike.
The North of Jutland is an island on the top of Denmark, split from mainland Jutland by the enormous Limfjord. To the north, it juts dramatically out into sea on all sides.
If you're looking for day trips from Copenhagen, then head to the Danish Riviera. You'll quickly see why North Zealand is a popular holiday destination in Denmark. It's full of things to do near Copenhagen, beautiful nature and pristine Danish beaches.
Funen (Fyn) is Denmark's second largest island, situated between the island of Zealand and mainland Denmark (Jutland). It is a fantastic place to go if you want a holiday in Denmark.
East Jutland offers you a wonderful combination of fertile landscape, expansive forests, sandy shorelines and bustling big cities. The green and hilly landscape of the region was formed by the glaciers of the last glaciation.
Visit Bornholm, Denmark's slow-paced Baltic island. Bornholm receives many hours of sunshine and the extraordinary, pure light has always attracted artists to the island. Bornholm presents the Danish landscape in a nutshell; it is hilly and fertile with fields and large forests.
West Zealand is a part of Denmark steeped in history. From the stone age through the Viking era, medieval times and the present, West Zealand has played an important role in Danish history. The region is home to the impressive cathedral city Roskilde, dating back to Viking times.
Built for bike lanes
Copenhagen is covered by 350km of cycle paths and lanes which are raised from the road and really safe to cycle on. Some city junctions even have flashing lights when cyclists approach to warn drivers before they turn.
Cycling in Denmark is safe and easy. With the following ideas, information and inspiration, you and your family can get planning and pedalling for a cycling holiday to remember.
1. You are never very far from the next place to eat or sleep in Denmark.
The whole country at your feet
Denmark is the ultimate destination for cycle holidays. With more than 12,000km of signposted cycle routes, gentle terrain, inspirational nature and short distances between amenities, Denmark is a country made for cyclists and cycling trips. It’s safe, easy and great fun.