Enjoy the unique tidal marshlands in this part of Denmark and explore the way the dynamic relationship between land, sea and wind shapes not only the culture of the region but also the local produce. On a gastronomic tour of South-West Jutland you’ll have the chance to sample exceptional produce from passionate food artisans and to escape into one of Denmark’s most unique national parks, soon to join the list of World Heritage Sites.
Take a West Coast tour of Denmark by bike, with any or all of these 16 scenic Panorama cycle routes. Each individual cycle route is a loop on the national West Coast Cycle Route that runs the length of Jutland's coast, from Rudbøl in the south, to Skagen in the north.
With the North Sea dominating West Jutland landscape and lifestyle, it’s hardly surprising that it’s one the best places in the country to gorge on fresh fish. Tonnes of fish are caught daily along the coast and are available to buy at outlets just a few short hours later.
Located just off the coast from Esbjerg, Fanø is an old maritime island with a perfect landscape for beach activities such as kite flying and sailing. The area is also an excellent place to hunt for Danish amber that washed up on the beaches. You can also see a variety of wildlife on the island, such as wild rabbits and seal colonies. The architecture on the island is also extremely special and inspired by the Frisian style.
Situated on the main routes of many migratory birds and covered in large wetland areas, South-West Jutland is a birdwatchers' paradise during spring and autumn. Tøndermarsken, Mandø,Skallingen in the extensive Wadden Sea national park and also Tipperne nature reserve, Ringkøbing Fjord, Skjern Meadows, West Stadil Fjord, Nissum Fjord and Harboøre Tange, are amazing places for birdwatching.
The sea is rougher here than in other parts of Denmark, making these beaches excellent water sports areas. If you’re looking for more child-friendly and family areas for swimming, try the coastal area around Limfjord.