Adventures in Denmark
What comes to your mind when you think of Denmark? For us, it is beautiful forests, incredibly cozy towns, hot dogs, soft ice cream, endless beaches and hygge – the Danish coziness.
Denmark is a small country that has over 7000 kilometers of coastline. Quite a lot for a small country with only about 5.7 million inhabitants. Denmark is best known for its beautiful beaches. In the west, Denmark is surrounded by the North Sea. The coast is partly steep, and the wind is often rough. The dunes protect the country from storm and sea. On the west coast are some well-known holiday resorts that are (rightly) very popular with tourists and locals. There are also some sights to see on the west coast of Denmark. We liked Bulbjerg, for example. A limestone rock, from which you have a great view of the area. Another highlight is the Rudbjerg Knude lighthouse, which stands spectacularly on a steep coast. Those who prefer calmer waters will certainly opt for one of the many Baltic Sea beaches. The water is crystal clear, the sand is fine, and the water is not so wild, as there are hardly any tides.
Denmark consists of the Jutland peninsula, which borders Germany, and many, many islands. The largest islands are Funen (Fyn) with Odense as the largest city, Zealand (Sjælland) with the capital Copenhagen, Lolland and Falster. The large islands are connected by bridges, which makes traveling in Denmark very easy.
We find the impressive chalk cliffs on the island of Møn (Møns Klint), the soft beaches off Grenaa, the island world in the south of Funen and the beaches on the island of Als particularly beautiful. Incidentally, in the north of Denmark, in Skagen, you can see where the North Sea and the Baltic Sea meet. If you are lucky, you might even see a couple of seals resting on the sandbar there.
But Denmark not only has beautiful coastlines to offer, but also a great interior. Although there are no mountains in Denmark, there are beautiful lake landscapes (for example around Silkeborg) and dense forests.
The Danes are a people who love the outdoors and go out in all weathers. There is a well-signposted network of trails for hikers, cyclists and drivers. Although the country is quite small, there are also some long-distance hiking trails.
In addition to beautiful landscapes, Denmark scores with cozy cities. A trip to the capital Copenhagen is definitely worth it. The colorful houses in Nyhavn, the free state Christiania and a boat tour through the city should definitely be included. Aarhus, Aalborg and small towns like Sønderborg are also worth a visit. You should definitely try a delicious soft ice cream and if you like, a hot dog from a “Pølsevogn” – a sausage cart.
Denmark is small but nice. The Scandinavian country and its people are surely worth a visit. Which corners from Denmark do you think we should definitely see? Do you have any tips?