Pretty little places of calm and tranquility
For all of you who love disconnecting from the hectic pace of modern life, these cute, old-worldy towns and villages can be your sanctuary.
Apparently human beings get a bit stressed out if they’re presented with too many choices. 12 options is the sweet spot. So while we have a great many wonder-filled places to go, to help ease you along to a happy and stress-free choice, here are just 12 suggestions from us. (You’re welcome!)
We've got a map! You can click on an area of Denmark that looks interesting, and we'll take you to the highlights from that region. Or you can scroll on, to pick and choose from our best destinations below.
We thought it would be a good idea to start with somewhere you'd actually heard of. And what you've probably heard about Copenhagen is that it is an incredible place to be in. (It is.)
You might not know this about Denmark, but we are an island destination. Our capital, Copenhagen, is on an island. So is the home of Hans Christian Andersen. In fact, we have 444 islands and quite a lot of them have no-one on at all. Now doesn’t that sound relaxing?
Forget all those other European cities you’ve heard about. There are way too many people there. Aarhus has fewer crowds, but just as many big-hitting sights and attractions. Plus beaches, forests, festivals… It’s a wonder more people haven’t heard of it. (Hey, we’re doing our best.)
This sand-swept region of wide open nature is like a treasure trove of unusual wonders. Buried churches? Strange mini-deserts? Cold Hawaii? (Yes, it's like real Hawaii just better because it's quite cold and that's good for you.) You'll find all of those here!
What kind of destination are you looking for? If it's a pretty seaside with famous castles near a capital, then explore Zealand. For more dramatic nature and unusual historical sights, head to Jutland's West Coast. If it's the footsteps of famous Danes you're hoping to follow, Odense is for you!