kite in South Jutland

Natural experiences in South Jutland

Walk, hike or ride through seemingly endless, open landscape in this atmospheric part of Denmark.

Coastal walks

The West of South Jutland is dominated at the coast by the Wadden Sea and never-ending views of the vast marshland. You can walk in and around the grazing areas created for sheep and cattle, with high dikes that hold back tidal waters. At Tønder Marsh, you can get up close to the locks which control the flood defences in the area.

The Military Road

The East of this part of Denmark is more hilly and punctuated by fjords and valleys created by the last ice age. These geographical features create wonderful walking areas, such as Tunnel Valley by Haderslev, Kongeådalen valley near Vejen and beautiful lakes near Jels. Saddle up and see the area on its many cycle routes, such as the Military Road (Hærvejen), Denmark’s longest.


To the south, along Flensburg Fjord, you can set out into shaded forests and lovely beaches and look over into Germany across the fjord at the Gendarm Path.

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You'll find the very south of Denmark to be one of our most historic regions. Head here to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wadden Sea National Park.