Barrel sauna at Lynæs Surf Center in North Zealand

Back to nature in post-lockdown Denmark

6/9/2020Laura Hall
Photo: Cornelius Ledang

This summer a range of new openings highlight the beauty of Denmark’s nature, with treehouses and glamping options along with new places to play and explore in the countryside.

Treetop adventures and wild nature: new places to play

Denmark’s countryside is a focus for a number of new summer attractions that have a strong appeal for families and anyone else who loves to play and discover unique and interesting places.

Sustainability theme park Naturkraft opens in West Jutland on 12 June in West Jutland, telling fascinating and interactive stories of the wild and powerful nature.

Families are in focus at the new WOW Park near Billund, the home of LEGO. The park opens 11 June with tree top courses, games and outdoor cooking that will bring kids and their families closer to nature.

Scattered around the outskirts of Copenhagen, the giant trolls made from reclaimed wood are the perfect opportunity for a treasure hunt. This summer, the artist behind them, Thomas Dambo, is adding another six trolls to hidden spots around Denmark to encourage further exploration in some lesser-visited spots, with a treasure hunt trail available on his website.

Surf and turf: new places to stay

Along with Denmark’s summer houses, beachfront cottages and beach hotels, there are new places to stay coming all over the country in some rather unique settings, with the option to sleep under the stars and with the sound of the sea lulling you to sleep.

In the North Jutland woods, Løvtag has opened two new luxurious treetop cabins built around a large tree that goes straight through the living room. They are added to their existing cabins which have been a great success.

Camp Adventure Forest Tower in the South Zealand forests has added accommodation into the mix with a selection of new glamping tents that opened on 1 June. Guests enjoy round the clock access to the forest tower.

For another stay close to nature, the new surf shacks in the North Zealand surf colony of Lynæs are ideal. Guests here wake up with a panorama view of the Lynæs Beach, just 100 metres from the water with sauna (pictured), spa and other outdoor activities nearby.

This summer, the Danish Nature Agency has launched a new website with information in English all about the places where you can camp for free in Denmark. You can now stay in 201 Danish woodlands for free, and in architect-designed wooden camping shelters available in the countryside as well as regular campsites.    

Travel guidelines for Denmark

There are restrictions on travel in Denmark (see here for the most up-to-date information) and while in the country, health precautions are in evidence, including social distancing in shops, bars and restaurants, antibacterial hand gel in public spaces and limits on the number of people who can gather in one place.

For full information on behaviour in Denmark post-corona, please visit our healthy travel information page.