11 Best Places to Visit in Denmark

The heart of the Viking kingdoms and one of Europe's undisputed jewels, the Denmark bridge creates a cultural and geographical divide between Northern Europe and Scandinavia. Here we find old cemeteries and elegant cities that are crazy by design for potential travelers to the Danish country to see the country's memorable places.

From the border with the German north of the countries of the Hanseatic League to Copenhagen, Denmark is an extensive plain. Between the islands a few kilometers from the coast, to the capital, different naturalistic scenarios are excellent opportunities to learn about intriguing aspects of the country.


Let's take a look at a few of the best best attractions in Denmark:

1. Copenhagen

Powerful, quiet and refined, Copenhagen is every inch of the 21st century Scandinavian capital. It overlooks Malmö, the strait, and faces the waves of the Baltic Sea, the cradle of medieval red roofs and modern new buildings.

The place is home to more than a million Danes and districts such as Vesterbro and Christianshavn, where stylish cafes can be reached with restaurants such as Noma (often referred to as the largest mix of great restaurants in the world!).

In the heart of the capital is an attractive inner city. A maze of narrow streets and alleys that rise above the Rundetaarn tower and the ancient fortresses of Slotsholmen, and Tivoli is full of energy and life. In short: there is never a frustrating moment in this list of really cool cities!

2. The Faroe Islands

Where the Norwegian Sea merges with the North, the Faroe Islands is an icon. The coast is incredibly dramatic; guilty and wounded, carved out of fallen waterfalls and covered with a layer of lush grass. Boreal light drifts across the sky, and the wooden towns and villages below hide taverns and fishermen's houses that visit famous local slums.

Even though only half of Denmark (the Faroe Islands are autonomous), these foreign and remote islands manage to attract a whistle!

3. Odense

The city's jewel is the Odense district on Funen and on the island is probably best known as the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. But this charming city has more than just glorious exhibits and monuments, perhaps the greatest adventure of all time (and there are many!).

There are the beautiful towers and tombs of Egeskov Castle, the church of Knud and the tomb of King Canuto himself, an elegant Scandinavian house in a cobbled street in the old town and wooden windmills on the periphery. In addition, the lively university campuses and many cafes offer energy and nightlife, and Odense Zoo is still the best in the country.

4. North Zealand

The entire island off the coast of North Zealand, the so-called Danish Riviera, has some of the best resorts in all of Scandinavia. Particularly popular are the castle towns of Helsingør and Hillerod, which have the magnificent Kronborg Castle (the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet) and the elegant Frederiksborg Palace.

The beaches in Gillele and Hornbaek boasts of rolling dunes and flower beds with colorful roses. The coastal forests are led by beech forests - Gribskov forests (now UNESCO World Heritage List) and much younger Scottish Tisvilde pines.

5. Aarhus

While Copenhagen takes most of the attention, Aarhus is an equally nice place to visit. It is the second-largest city in Denmark, and it is famous for its youthful vibe. The reason is simple - Aarhus is a booming university city with a large student population.

Denmark's second largest city is located by the Kattegat Sea and is surrounded by the wild forests of Djursland. Aarhus is a growing city and a vibrant historical and cultural place. The Aros museum is a must for every traveler. But you should also put some hours aside for the Old City, an open-air museum that represents a traditional Danish village. The Aarhus Cathedral is great to visit at any time. You will easily spot it since it has a high tower. Overall, there are many great attractions in Aarhus, so you won’t get bored any time soon.

Museums such as ARoS and the old town (one of the largest open-air exhibitions in the country) attract a large audience, and the former center of glorious German houses and municipal buildings is perfect for strolling and pampering the coffee culture. In the summer, a visit to the attraction park Tivoli Friheden is recommended.

If you have extra time on your hands, go to Marselisborg, a bit outside of Aarhus, where you can see a castle and a large animal park with free entry.

Meanwhile, the interesting shops show the city's indelible creativity on the Stroget shopping street, while the emporias and tea houses in the Latin Quarter are almost invincible. Not to mention the electric nightlife that the school brought with it many students!

The most beautiful thing is the world's biggest floating salt water swimming arena, the newly opened Harbour Baths in Aarhus on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark, bring the local community to the water and connect the harbour with the city. It attracts many people, and they come here and use different types of pool floats to make summer enjoyable. Party pool floats are also available for every age of pool lovers.

6. Thy national park

This desert park, which covers 240 square kilometers in windy Jutland, has a reputation for Scandinavian wildlife and pure nature. Between the edges of the reserve are rolling swamps, coastal dunes covered in brown algae, coniferous forests, and villages.

Hiking and biking are the two most important activities here, and travelers who want to reach the park can walk many miles.

7. Fredericia

Fredericia is located on the coast between Jutland and the beautiful island of Funen. It was built as a fortified city, built specifically to protect Danish lands after thirty years of war. Today, that controversial past still flows through all the gates and walls that make up the surrounding city walls, and monuments are proof that Fredericia remains strategically important to this day.

And if you’re not interested in war history, the city’s east coast also has a beautiful sandy beach, along with the beautiful Palsgaard Lake, a handful of hotels in Jutland, among others.

8. Billund

Lille Billund is in the heart of Jutland and is known for the Lego. Danish businessman Ole Kirk Christiansen, who started here in the early 20th century, is a global brand that still informs about the local way of life.

On the outskirts of the city, travelers will discover the Lego factory, and Resistance is a truly famous Legoland Billund theme park where people enjoy adrenaline pumping, the Polar X-plorer, Duplo Land and the Inspiration River in Danish. Vikings Splash attracts two million visitors a year!

9. Bornholm

Strandholm is a peaceful place where travelers can visit salt-soaked fishing villages, rugged seascapes with Scandinavian granite cliffs, Scandinavian wooden towns, deep forests and anthropomorphic monoliths rising from the sea. In the north, the beautiful Hammeren Peninsula is popular with hikers.

It has windswept cliffs and courtyards, stone churches and beautiful lighthouses. The wide beach of Dueodde is also very attractive, and the keys and forests of Almindingen are protected by European bees and sea eagles. In short, it is probably the most beautiful natural enclave in Denmark!

10. Kerteminde

Perfect for travelers looking to enjoy the timeless and sleepy side of the beautiful island of Fyn, Kerteminde offers a choice of charming wooden houses and winding cobbled streets.

Despite some cozy cafes and restaurants in this respect, the center has changed little since the late Middle Ages. Fantastic exhibitions such as the Ladby Viking and the home of the famous national artist Johannes Larsen add just one note of ancient history and mixed culture. Others travel to Kerteminde towards the windy side of Romsø, by the sea, where some of Denmark’s most remote natural landscapes await!

11. Roskilde

Roskilde, the mediæval capital of Denmark is a nice and cosy, little provincial town, with narrow streets of cobblestone, a magnificent cathedral full of dead monarchs, a great, nay, majestic fjord and a fascinating Viking ship museum. And most importantly: no noise. All of which makes it an excellent holiday destination.

Kalyan Panja