West Zealand highlights

  1. Marvel at Roskilde Cathedral, the dramatic resting place of Danish kings and queens
  2. Experience 1000 years of history at the Viking Ship Museum
West Jutland

West Jutland highlights

  1. Feel the power of the North Sea on West Jutland’s wind-swept beaches.
  2. Take in the vast Wadden Sea National Park, a haven for birds and wildlife.

East Jutland highlights

  1. Lose yourself in the rolling heathlands of Djursland’s National Park
  2. Spend an exciting weekend in Aarhus, Denmark’s second city
  3. Cycle or hike the many, varied trails of The Lake District
  4. Go green on Samsø island, home of some of Denmark’s best produce

Funen highlights

  1. Wonder at Egeskov Castle, Europe's best preserved Renaissance moat castle
  2. Explore the cathedral city and birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense
  3. Go island hopping in the South Funen Archipelago
  4. Visit the quaint cobbled town of Ærøskøbing 
  5. Take a day trip to Faaborg, another lovely coastal town

Further reading

Read more about Funen.

Læsø salt

North Zealand highlights

  1. Absorb wonderful art, architecture and sea views at Louisiana, Denmark’s most popular modern art gallery
  2. Follow Shakespeare’s Hamlet to it setting, Kronborg Castle
  3. Relax in the cute fishing villages and beach areas of the North Sealand coast
  4. See the stunning Frederiksberg Castle, nestled on a lake 
Læsø salt

North Jutland highlights

  1. Stand in two seas at once at The Branch (Grenen), Denmark’s northernmost point
  2. Uncover the intriguing buried church in the dunes south of Skagen
  3. Wander round the artistic seaside town of Skagen

Top 20 natural beauty spots


At Skagen, the northernmost tip of Denmark, you can walk out onto The Branch, a sand spit where the waters of the Kattegat and Skagerrak seas meet. Nearby you can walk on Råbjerg Mile, one of Europe's largest moving sand dunes, over 40 metres high.

The most popular attractions in Denmark for tourists

Top Attractions in Denmark

Take your pick of Denmark's most popular attractions; a fascinating mix of zoos, galleries and historical parks.

 Ribe Viking Centre

South Jutland culture and heritage

The ruined castle

Koldinghus Castle Ruin is a treat in itself, but it also houses some interesting museums, including one dedicated to Danish silver. Just outside Kolding, you’ll find the Trapholt museum, where you can enjoy contemporary art, handicrafts and design.

World-famous architect

In Tønder, the city's old water tower has been made into a museum for townsman and architect Hans J. Wegner and his world-famous chairs.

Active holiday in South Jutland

Active holidays in South Jutland

Golf and angling

South Jutland is a haven for golfers, with numerous challenging golf courses across the region. Anglers can enjoy the best angling waters in the country in South Jutland.

The Military Road

Set out onto the region’s extensive network of walking and cycling trails, in particular Denmark’s longest trail, the Military Road (Hærvejen).

Gastronomy South Jutland

Culinary specialties from South Jutland

Meaty delicacies

Taste the delicacies of South Jutland beef and lamb, particularly delicate due to the salty air of the area’s grazing region.

World-heritage treats

For those with a sweet tooth, Christiansfeld is well-known not only for its beautifully-preserved 18th century character, but also for its exquisite cakes and gingerbread. Christiansfeld is currently set to become a World Heritage Site.

The Wadden Sea

The endless beaches of South Jutland's islands


The largest island in the region, Als, is a wonderful holiday spot with its gentle, green landscape, family-friendly beaches and trails for cycling and hiking. Test the forces of nature and play with technology at Universe, Als’ experience park. You can reach Als by road via the bridge at Sønderborg.

kite in South Jutland

Natural experiences in South Jutland

Coastal walks

The West of South Jutland is dominated at the coast by the Wadden Sea and never-ending views of the vast marshland. You can walk in and around the grazing areas created for sheep and cattle, with high dikes that hold back tidal waters. At Tønder Marsh, you can get up close to the locks which control the flood defences in the area.

South Denmark sea and beaches

South Denmark's sea and beaches

The Wadden Sea coast

The Wadden Sea along the west coast is an exciting national park and intertidal wetland teeming with birds and wildlife. You will not find as many swimming beaches on the region’s West Coast, but you can swim at Hjerpsted.


Culinary specialties

Fresh fish at the source

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.