This visitor publish is courtesy of Lindley, the journey blogger behind Lindley Loraine!
Initially from New Mexico, USA, I’m a small-town lady gone international. My husband is knowledgeable basketball participant, and his profession has us chasing large journey goals in Europe.
We’ve got spent the final three years dwelling in Denmark. The persons are variety, laid-back, and practically all converse good English. Touring round Denmark is simple and somewhat fast as a result of the nation is so small.
Although Copenhagen is among the hottest spots to go to in Denmark—there are such a lot of under-the-radar locations which are simply as cool!
As Denmark is a Nordic nation, the seasons are fairly excessive. In the event you get the possibility to go to, I’d extremely suggest coming in the course of the summer season months. Summer season days have practically 18 hours of daylight, and the climate is divine.
Nonetheless, if you happen to’re touring within the winter months, the vacation season is extraordinarily magical in Denmark (although fairly chilly!). Bundle up and revel in all of the enchantment of the well-known Christmas markets!
Listed below are the highest locations to go to in Denmark that aren’t Copenhagen!
Stevns Klint is a UNESCO World Heritage site that we just discovered for the reason that begin of COVID, as I used to be researching outdoorsy issues to do in Denmark. These white chalk cliffs stretch 11 miles and distinction the crisp blue water beneath.
We may have stayed right here for a number of days. We loved a number of lengthy walks alongside the cliff edge, and we discovered an incredible Airbnb within the space. In the event you’re seeking to escape the fast-paced world, this place will soothe your soul.
So Skagen is the northernmost level in Denmark, the place the North and Baltic Sea meet. It’s typical Danish custom to exit into the ocean and stand with one foot in every sea. In the summertime, Danes hang around on this shore all evening, for the reason that solar hardly goes down.
And if you happen to’re fortunate, you’ll encounter some seals. Additionally close by is Råbjerg Mile, which is the biggest migrating sand dune in Northern Europe.
Aros Artwork Museum
Get pleasure from this picturesque view from ARoS Artwork Museum in Aarhus. This round walkway towers the buildings beneath and offers essentially the most panoramic view of Aarhus.
Established in 1859, it’s the oldest artwork museum in Denmark, and constantly has cool new artwork featured. In my free time, I usually go to the espresso store within the foyer to work and see the newest exhibitions.
This cease is for the foodies!
Aarhus Road Meals
Once we stumbled upon it, I used to be bought so excited! They’ve numerous glorious Danish meals like smørrebrød and flæskesteg sandwiches, however after I’m lacking house, I can even discover nice American delicacies and Mexican meals, which might be exhausting to come back by in Denmark.
Seize a bit plate of all the things and end up a elaborate cocktail. You gained’t overlook this place!
Tivoli, also known as Tivoli Gardens, is the second oldest amusement park in the world (in Copenhagen). Once inside the gates, it is spectacular! Each year they have it fully decorated; summer is overflowing with flowers, and winter is drizzled in sparkling Christmas lights.
Most people don’t know this, but there is a replica park in Aarhus—Tivoli Friheden! We loved the Aarhus one, there is less hype, it was cheaper, and we adored the Christmas market there last year.
We were lost and trying to find a park when we stumbled on this town, and it was such a treat. This town sits south of the Mariager Fjord.
Hanging out in Mariager is like taking a step back in time.
All the cobblestone is hand-laid, the houses lean to the side, and the flowers and lush vines pour over everything. We enjoyed our Saturday afternoon here. There is a beautiful church in the middle of town that borders a cemetery, and I loved walking through the cemetery and looking at old Danish names.
Lejre is about half an hour outside of Copenhagen and has a very cozy farm town feel. This town only has about 2,000 residents, but what I love most about it is the rolling hills.
The majority of the countryside in Denmark is flat and green, and Lejre is a great place to experience the Danish countryside.
Springtime in Lejre is the best. The fields that were once green are littered with yellow mustard flowers as far as the eye can see! If you happen to be in Denmark in the spring, March or April, you have to drive through Lejre.
This town is a great place to escape the city and find a haven in the hills.
Located in the Gisselfeld Kloster Forest, this observation tower stands 148 toes above the bottom and allows you to cruise via the treetops on foot. On a sunny day, it’s stated that if you happen to look North, you may see all the way in which to Copenhagen and Malmö.
Camp Journey was a really singular expertise for me; the bushes are huge, and the construction is not like anything I’ve been in. It’s positively a contemporary tackle a park.
The highest is 450 toes above sea stage, and as you get nearer to the highest, many individuals flip again for concern of heights. In March, we cruised to the highest with a sizzling chocolate, it was cozy.
Randers is a small city of 60,000. I dwell in Randers. And for me, it looks like typical Denmark, nothing flashy, so that you get an actual sense of the tradition.
In medieval instances, it was a market metropolis.
And our iconic church downtown, St. Martins Church, was constructed within the 15th century. Final yr I spent most of my time strolling to and dealing from the center of town. The downtown space is lined with cobblestones, small Danish eating places, and occasional outlets.
You gained’t discover a Starbucks or any chains. However you’ll be capable of discover some genuine Danish meals like smørrebrød, flæskesteg, and frikadeller to go together with your Danish beer — a Carlsberg or Tuborg. However don’t ask for gluten-free something, or soy milk, they may have a look at you such as you’re an alien.
A+ Sushi Restaurant in Aarhus
That is doubtlessly my best-kept secret about Denmark: sushi. In the event you like sushi, you’re going to be floored. I’m not positive why, however sushi is cheap in comparison with the US.
My husband and I am going to this little restaurant in Aarhus and get all you may eat sushi for $30 an individual. And the sushi is beautiful! I’m a sushi fiend, and this place is to die for! However really, you will discover good, low cost sushi virtually wherever in Denmark.
In the event you like legos, or you’re touring together with your husband or youngsters, this will likely be superior. You in all probability didn’t know this, however legos had been invented in Denmark within the 1960s. Lego is Danish “leg godt,” which implies “play properly” in English.
The park is in an obscure location, proper outdoors the Billund Airport. It isn’t near a lot, however if you happen to fly into Billund, it could be an incredible place to start out your journey.
Den Gamle By — Open Air Museum in Aarhus, Denmark
Denmark has a lot to supply and has one thing for completely everybody. Experiencing Scandinavia is one thing everybody should do sooner or later.
The tradition, meals, and way of life are so vastly totally different from what we now have within the US. I hope you loved my insights! Joyful trails, Lindley.