Cities and towns

Aarhus, Denmark's second city, buzzes at the heart of this region. Within easy reach of the city are picturesque fjord towns, set in beautiful nature and close to fantastic sights.


Arhus, a vibrant city and Denmark’s second biggest, is a perfect weekend getaway.  Walk in the atmospheric Latin Quarter and the lively Vadestrædet area of cafes and bars along the river. Aarhus is a city of old and young. It has the youngest average population in Denmark and the some 40,000 university students living there create a fantastic buzz. You can also feel the strong Viking legacy in the city’s world-class sights. Pick up an Aarhus card and soak up this exciting city and all its attractions.


Viborg is one of Denmark’s oldest cities with a beautiful medieval town to explore, surrounding the formidable cathedral. You can sense the contrast of old and new in Viborg, as it was also Denmark's first industrial city, with many paper mills operating there in the 19th century.

Ebeltoft and Grenaa

Ebeltoft, with pretty old houses and cobbled streets, is a small town well worth a visit. Here, you can go on board one of the world’s biggest wooden ships and the world’s last screw-propelled frigate, Fregatten Jylland. You can catch ferries to Sealand from Ebeltoft and there are crossings to Sweden and the island of Anholt from Grenaa, another East Jutland harbour town. At the Kattegat Centre in Grenaa, you can see tropical sharks and many other interesting species of fish.

Other towns

East Jutland offers lots of other great towns for you to visit, including many nestled along Denmark’s deep fjords, such as Hobro, Randers, Horsens and Vejle. Stop off at the old fortress city of Fredericia, with a beautiful location on the Little Belt coast. Or sail with Hjejlen, the world's oldest original coal-fired paddle steamer still in operation, from the charming town of Silkeborg.


And don’t forget Billund, west of Vejle, home to one of Denmark’s biggest attractions, the original LEGOLAND®, which has been wowing visitors since 1968. Famous not least for its giant replicas of towns and sights around the world.

Further reading

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East Jutland

East Jutland - the best things to do near Aarhus

East Jutland offers you a wonderful combination of fertile landscape, expansive forests, sandy shorelines and bustling big cities.