Denmark is a small country with a number 134 on the list of the biggest ones in the world. Its area covers a bit over 43 thousand sq km. What does it have to offer? I wrote here about the capital and surroundings so let’s move to the rest of the country.
- Stevns Klint
Cliffs south from Copenhagen, 40 meters high and 17 kilometers long. There is a nice path on top from Stevns lighthouse to the church Højerup Gamle Kirke. Or to be more precise – ruins of the church. They are just about to fall those 40 m down, so hurry if you want to see them. Just a few meters further the church there are stairs down to the sea.
- Møns Klint
Those cliffs are much further south, on Møn island. They make bigger impression cause they rise to a height of 120 m. On the other side, they are only 6 km long. It is possible to walk both on the top or down by the water.
- Karlstrup Kalkgrav
The lake in old limestone pit. Its depth reaches 14m. In the summer, swimming in azure crystal water is pure pleasure!
Nearly 40 km west from Copenhagen there is a home for Roskilde Festival in the summertime. It is situated by Roskilde Fjord which provides plenty of walking trails. In the city, it is recommended to see the Cathedral. From there take a walk through the park to the port.
- Hillerød and Store Dyrehave
Nature lovers should stroll through Store Dyrehave while history lovers should visit nearby Frederiksborg Castle in the town of Hillerød. It looks majestic, at least from the outside, as I couldn’t enter with a dog.
- Kronborg Castle
Another castle I’ve seen from the outside. It stands by the coast in Helsingør and is known for being the setting for Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. There are ferries from Helsingør to Helsingborg in Sweden.
Translated to the Troll Forest can be found near Tisvilde in North Zealand. It remains me rather of the witch woods, maybe because they are better known to me. 😉 Anyway, it is an interesting place with the trees twisted in all possible directions.
This is the name of the bridge connecting islands Fyn and Zealand. I put it under FYN heading because the best view is from that side. You can admire the huge construction from Nyborg beach or come very close to the body of the bridge itself.
The biggest city on the island is the place where H.Ch.Andersen was born. I was there once, long time ago and what I remember best is the park with strange figures like from Andersen’s fairy tales. Btw, have you ever tried to read anything more than the most famous stories of his? I have and I must admit, they are really strange…
It is possible to build almost everything from Danish lego bricks. And you can see it inside Legoland. Moreover, you can experience a hunted house, rollercoasters and others. And the biggest surprise for me – penguins alive!
This is the island on Jutland west coast. The biggest attraction is the beach – the biggest in north Europe. It is 2,5 km wide and 8,5 km long. And accessible by a car! We were there before I learned above so we were a bit anxious when the road suddenly disappeared under the sand. We drove carefully as we could notice other cars in the distance. After a while, we started to enjoy driving Transporter on the sandy beach. 🙂 More about Legoland and Rømø island here.
- Århus and Den Gamle By
In the small city Århus there is Den Gamle By – the Old Town. It is an open-air museum where you’ll get a chance to travel in time and find yourself strolling through old cobbled streets, watching people work or buying traditional pastries.
- Råbjerg Mile
Sand dunes in North Jutland are known under the other name of Danish Sahara. Sure, it is not even close to African desert, however quite amazing, as by Danish standards.
Grenen is a long sandbar on the far north of the peninsula. Before you get there, take a stop at white church Den Tilsandede Kirke, and then in the small town Skagen with yellow houses. Park the car in the big parking lot and walk past the bunkers to the very end of the beach. (The buses are driving there in the season). You are at the meeting point of two seas – Baltic Sea and the North Sea. But you can be disappointed not to see the line between them. At least I was. What I saw was just a fight of waves. But maybe you will be luckier? Nevertheless, it was a nice trip.
I’ve described only the places I’ve visited myself. But I am sure there is plenty more to discover. If you know such do not hesitate to add them to my list! Just write a comment. 😉