Attend the Santa Claus Convention at Bakken, the world's oldest amusement park

22 unique things to do in Denmark

So, you've seen the Little Mermaid, said hello to Hamlet at Kronborg Castle and now you're looking for something a little different? Try any of these weird and wonderful things to do in Denmark and see Scandinavia's smallest kingdom from a whole new perspective!

Ski on top of a waste energy plant in Copenhagen

Ski in downtown Copenhagen

Leave it to Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to realize this ingenious new secondary use for a waste-to-energy plant: A ski slope! Known locally as Copenhill, this new man-made slope not only allows locals and visitors to enjoy skiing without leaving Copenhagen, it helps the country in its continued sustainability and green initiatives.

LEGO® House

Explore a huge building made of LEGO® bricks

OK, it's not actually made of LEGO® bricks, but it sure looks like it and is filled with enough to do to keep the whole family entertained. LEGO House offers red, blue, and green-themed zones, nine play terraces, three restaurants, a Masterpiece Gallery, LEGO history and much more.


Climb above the treetops at Camp Adventure

Be among the first to try out Camp Adventure's new Treetop Experience and marvel at the view of South Zealand from the top of the tower.Plus, it's only 50 minutes outside of Copenhagen!

Rubjerg Knude in North Jutland

Hike to a buried lighthouse

Rubjerg Knude lighthouse is a famous and popular landmark in Denmark, visited by thousands each year. It remained in operation until 1968 but now stands abandoned, waiting to be overcome by sand. Climb the dramatic dunes to see it before it gets buried completely!

The iconic main stage, Orange Scene, at Roskilde Festival

Attend the largest cultural festival in Northern Europe

The ancient city of Roskilde - home of a marvelous cathedral and Viking ships - is also known as quite the music city as over 100.000 music lovers gather every year at one of the biggest festivals in Europe! If you want to join the festivities in front of the festivals iconic Orange Stage be sure to book yourself a ticket for Roskilde Festival in the first week of July - or go on a day trip from Copenhagen which is only 20 minutes away by train.

Attend the Santa Claus Convention at Bakken, the world's oldest amusement park

Meet hundreds of real Santa Clauses

Every July, one of the world's biggest gatherings of Santa Clauses takes place at Bakken, the world's oldest amusement park, just a short drive north of Copenhagen. Since 1957 it's been an important chance for Santas to meet and a fantastic spectacle for the young and old alike!

Copenhagen Islands, Denmark

Relax on your own ‘parkipelago’!

First of all: just look at it! Copenhagen Islands are an award-winning series created for everyone to enjoy, floating in Copenhagen’s harbour. You can rent electric boats (GoBoat) and head to your own little paradise, right in our capital. Now doesn’t that sound relaxing?

Find your inner Viking sailing a viking ship in Roskilde Fjord

Sail a Viking long boat

Set sail for a day on a Viking ship! The Viking Ship Museum offers adventure on the high seas for everyone, including visitors without sailing experience. You'll play an active part of the crew and can enjoy swimming in Denmark's fjords and stories from the area on board.

The white cliffs of Møn are located south of Copenhagen

Look for fossils at Møns Klint

Møns Klint is one of Denmark's must-see landmarks. Aside of the dramatic scenery and lovely walks on top of the cliffs and on the beach, you can also gather pieces of prehistoric times on fossil hunts, in association with Geocenter Møns Klint.