15 unusual places to stay in Denmark
For those of you who want to sleep a little differently... Cranes, boats, jails and more!
Are you coming with people you love or looking to escape them completely? (Both are fine, of course.) To ultimately get away from it all, try wild camping. Want to hygge with the whole family? A Danish holiday cottage might be for you. For everything else in between, here are more ideas...
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The sound of the wild all around you. Nothing but sky above. And no toilet within running distance. Ah yes, camping out in the Danish nature is wonderful. As well as wild camping spots around the country, there are of course many beautiful campsites. Where the toilet is but a mere sleepy shuffle away.
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Around 90% of Danish campsites with a star classification provide campervan facilities and the possibility of filling your water tank. Many campsites have also special space set aside for motorhomes.
An overnight stay typically costs around 75kr for an adult (at a three-star Danish campsite), while you usually pay half price for children. Some campsites charge an environmental fee. You will typically pay between 20 and 30kr per day for electricity use. Some campsites only open in the summer, but the 200 sites that open all year round often have cheaper rates available off-peak season.
You can always park and sleep in your campervan and motorhome in official campsites in Denmark. There are also rest stops around the country, including public car parks, where you can pull up, refresh, refill water, sleep overnight and use the services, provided you don't make a camp. If this is not allowed at specific car parks, you will see signs stating this.
If official campsites are not your thing and you crave the serenity of a night camping in the wild, Denmark is the country for you. With over 1,000 areas for wild camping, there are a multitude of natural camping experiences waiting for you. No caravans or motorised vehicles are allowed in these places. They are pure, unspoiled spots where you must leave nothing but your own footprints behind.
Wild camping sites are often equipped with running water and toilet and around a third have shelters you can sleep in. You may only sleep a maximum of one night at each location. Be sure to read the Danish Nature Agency’s guidelines for wild camping prior to your trip.