Golfing

Active holidays

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.

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.

Kikhavn North Zealand

Sea and beaches

 

Further reading

Read more about North Zealand.

Read more about Natural adventures in Denmark.

 

 
Get to know the villages on the island

Quaint Fishing Villages of Bornholm

Bornholm is lined with wonderfully quaint little fishing villages, each with its own charm and welcoming community. The towns are within easy reach of one another, making for a nice bike tour of the island. Get to know the country towns and coastal harbors and all their culinary delights below. 

Bornholm Culture and Heritage

Bornholm has a strong tradition of craft artisans, particularly within the fields of glass work and ceramics. You can visit open workshops all over the island and see the artisans in action at places such as Hjorth's Fabrik, Bornholm's Ceramics Museum in Rønne. Throughout history, painters have been fascinated by the extraordinary light on Bornholm.

Fresh produce, seafood, and Michelin-starred food

Culinary Specialties on Bornholm

This scenic and sunny island is home to an outsized, vibrant food scene where the back-to-the-roots locally-sourced philosophy kickstarted by the New Nordic movement is taken to a whole 'nother level. And the island's long history of making do with whatever they had around them has met a sophisticated generation of talented chefs putting Bornholm on the culinary map. Today Bornholm has two Michelin stars and some well-known dishes that are a must-try when visiting the island. 

This small island packs a punch

Natural Experiences in Bornholm

For a relatively small island, Bornholm has quite a variety of geography and ecosystems. In the north you'll find rocky beaches and stunning cliffs. In the south are beaches with sandy so fine that the sand was once used in hour glasses. In between you have forests, caves, fields, and more. Off the coast you'll find the historic islands if Christiansø and Frederiksø. All of these waiting to be explored. 

Egeskov Slot

Fyn Culture and Heritage

Art

You can experience works by the artists' movement known as The Farm Painters (Fynboerne) at Faaborg Museum and at Johannes Larsen Museum in Kerteminde. You'll find temporary exhibitions of contemporary art at Brandt's in Odense and Grimmerhus near Middelfart, where you'll also find Denmark's Ceramics Museum. 

Active Holiday

Active Holidays on Fyn

Gone fishing

Anglers head to Fyn for some of Europe's best coastal angling spots, particularly good for catching sea trout. You’ll find great locations for angling on both Fyn and the South Funen Archipelago.

Fyn Specialties

Try these Danish foods on Fyn!

Produce from the source

Fyn is a green and fertile island with many orchards producing not only wonderful fruit but also delicious juice. You can often buy farm produce directly from the source, at roadside booths, a particular characteristic of Funen. 

Fyn cities and towns

Fyn's Cities and Towns

Odense

Odense is Fyn's main city and the third largest city in Denmark. It is first and foremost the birthplace and childhood home of fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, and you can experience his world in two of the city's museums. Odense is located by a small river and a fjord and has a great variety of attractions. 

South Fyn

The South Fyn Archipelago

Peace and quiet

The South Fyn Archipelago is often viewed as a whole island group, but the many islands within the archipelago are diverse and offer their own unique experiences. They do have a number of things in common, however, such as peaceful nature, cozy villages and quaint harbors.

Funen's Head

Natural experiences

A land shaped by ice

The lovely, sloping South Funen landscape is at its picturesque best between the towns of Svendborg and Faaborg. North of Faaborg, you find the rolling Svanninge Hills (Svanninge Bakker) with steep ravines resulting from the last glacial period, around 14,000 years ago. 

Funen beaches

Life's a beach on Funen!

Island beaches

As well as great beaches around the coast of Funen itself, the South Funen Archipelago also offers great opportunities for swimming. Since the distances are short between beaches, it’s never far to your own quiet bit of beach.

Further reading

Read more about Funen.

North Jutland Culture and Heritage

North Jutland culture and heritage

Artistic enclave

One hundred years ago, Skagen was home to the artists' movement known as The Skagen Painters. You can now see their popular paintings in North Jutland’s museums, as well as in some of the artists' homes in Skagen. 

Fjord

Fjord and North Sea islands

Sea islands

On the island of Læsø out in the Kattegat, you can access large stretches of untouched nature and the island is almost entirely circled by wide beaches, with seal colonies and other wildlife. 

Rubjerg Knude

Natural experiences

Where two seas meet

Stand in two different seas at Grenen, Denmark’s most northerly point or visit Råbjerg Mile, Denmark's largest shifting sand dune, which is slowly moving from west to the east.