Charming, beautiful and great for families, Denmark holidays have a lot to offer, whether you’re looking for quick city breaks or a longer getaway. Either way, don’t miss out on this absolute stunner of a country.
Denmark is best associated with history, culture and, of course, Lego. And there’s naturally plenty of each to fill your trip.
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The cosmopolitan capital Copenhagen is ideal for Denmark city breaks. As well as ticking the history box with 17th-century Rosenborg Castle, it’s a great place to chill and people watch. Nyhavn is a beautiful canal and harbour area, with restaurants, bars and colourful buildings to enjoy.
Just north of the capital in Helsingor, Kronborg Castle – said to be the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Hamlet – is worth a visit too, while a 20-minute train ride west of Copenhagen brings you to Roskilde, where you’ll find the Viking Ship Museum. As the only place in the world enabling visitors to sail on 1000-year old Viking boats, it’s a winner with all ages.
The country is the home of Lego, so it’s easy to keep the kids entertained during family holidays in Denmark too. In Billund, Legoland Resort and Lego House are two great days out. Elsewhere, Tivoli Gardens theme park in Copenhagen boasts more than 50 rides and games, as well as beautiful gardens to wander round. Children will also enjoy a visit to Hans Christian Andersen House and Museum in Odense.
While cheap holidays in Denmark aren’t the easiest to come across, there are plenty of things to do once you’re there which will not only save you Krone but also provide stunning experiences.
Head to Denmark’s northernmost town, Skagen, where you’ll find long stretches of sandy beaches and can enjoy the spectacular phenomenon of the meeting of the North and Baltic Seas at Grenen.
Close to Skagen, you’ll also find Råbjerg Mile, the largest migrating dune in Northern Europe, covering two square kilometres. It’s getting increasingly popular among tourists and there’s little wonder, as a hike to the top is rewarded with stunning views.
In Denmark’s south-east corner, Mons Klint is another beautiful natural site worthy of a visit. Here, huge chalk cliffs dominate the dramatic landscape, offering breath-taking views across the Baltic Sea. With 6 kilometres of cliff-edge to explore, there are fantastic opportunities for hiking and cycling, as well as an interactive natural history museum.
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