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Denmark tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Denmark, by virtue of its proximity and affordability, is arguably the easiest of the Scandinavian countries to visit. A harmonious mix of old and new, ancient castles and Viking forts sit cheek-by-jowl with contemporary cities and slick design.

Made up of Jutland, the peninsula pushing north from Germany, and the two islands Zealand and Funen, the country comprises green, flat farmland and gentle, rolling countryside, dotted with wildlife-filled forests, charming villages and remote viking ruins. It's verdant, pretty and easy to explore.

Most visitors head to Copenhagen, an exciting, atmospheric, atypical Danish city and one of the most forward-thinking in Europe. It has a beautiful historic centre, a good range of cultural offerings, a vibrant cafe culture and a number of excellent museums. The island on which Copenhagen sits, Zealand has fine beaches, lakes and forests to uncover.

Elsewhere a smattering of small rural communities and clean sandy beaches provide the main attractions, although Jutland has a more varied landscape, with a windswept coast, wild heathland and rolling hills; it also boasts the liveliest city after Copenhagen – Arhus.

 

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At a glance

Flying time from UK
1½ hour

Time zone
GMT +1

Currency
Danish krone (DKK) = 100 øre

Language
Danish

Travel advice
Check the FCDO for visa & Covid-19 travel advice

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Special offers in Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

North Sea Empires: London to Copenhagen on Marina

13-day ocean cruise from £4,065 pp incl. flights

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OLife Choice offer
Book by: 31 December 2021

Medieval towns, ancient architecture and grand monuments await on this in-depth exploration of some of Scandinavia and eastern Europe’s most fascinating cities with Oceania Cruises

Top itineraries in Denmark

Copenhagen Harbour, Denmark

Royal Denmark self-drive

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £930 pp incl. flights

Denmark offers up an enchanting blend of fascinating history, unique culture, wonderful scenery and an inviting climate, making it an ideal destination for UK holidaymakers looking for something a bit different to the usual European summer destinations.

Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen's Christmas Markets

4-day tailor-made city break from £515 pp incl. flights

Cpenhagen, Denmark's picturesque capital city plays host to one of Europe's most iconic Christmas markets, at the world-famous Tivoli Gardens from mid-November until the end of December each year.

Puffins on Faroe Islands

Classic Faroe Islands fly-drive

8-day tailor made self-drive from £1,565 pp incl. flights

The 18 Faroe Islands, stranded between Britain’s northern shores and Iceland, are as wild as Europe gets. Yet there are good reasons to brave these Atlantic outcrops: towering sea cliffs, emerald hills, Viking history, shimmering waterfalls, isolated villages and turf-roofed houses.

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Top places to stay in Denmark

Anderson Boutique Hotel, Copenhagen

Andersen Boutique Hotel, Copenhagen

Designer hotel

Located in Denmark’s capital city and the popular Vesterbro district, the Andersen Boutique Hotel is situated within easy reach of Copenhagen’s best dining, attractions, nightlife, shopping and cultural hits.

Hindsgavl Slot

Hindsgavl Slot, Middlefart

Grand & elegant hotel

Set in beautiful landscaped gardens with ponds, streams and an adjacent deer park, Hindsgavl Slot is a 13th century castle that has been fully renovated into a modern hotel with characterful rooms and an award winning a la carte restaurant.

Nymindegab Kro, West Jutland

Nymindegab Kro, West Jutland

Traditional hotel

A great seafront hotel and award-winning restaurant built among the dunes with its toes in the North Sea.

Hilton Copenhagen Airport

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport

Contemporary hotel

The only sensible choice for airport accommodation in Copenhagen, with spacious rooms and a fantastic spa.

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Where to go in Denmark

Nyhavn in Copenhagen

Copenhagen & Zealand

With a beautiful historic centre, Copenhagen is an exciting and atmospheric city. Part of the culinary revolution, it is also home to many Michelin-star restaurants.

Icefjord at Ilulissat, Greenland

Greenland

‘When you’ve seen the world, there’s always Greenland’ goes the old adage. But the magnificent scenery and extremes of nature found here are like something from another world altogether.

When to go to Denmark

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"April light was unlike any other. It had a charming, optimistic unreliability like an overbid hand in poker. It gave a promise of spring that it wasn't sure it could keep."Peter Høeg, The Quiet Girl Denmark has the least extreme climate in Scandinavia, consisting of warm summers, colourful autumns, green springs and cold, windy winters, and each season has many attractions. Spring is generally sunny and cloudless, and a good time for city visits, when the main attractions are less crowded, but the most popular time to visit is undoubtedly the summer months of June, July and August, when the weather is reliably sunny, and the countryside is …

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Denmark articles

  • Matera

    How to visit all the filming locations from the latest Bond movie

    From ancient towns in Italy to the fjord-framed roads of Norway, we list all of the filming locations from the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die, and how you can visit them.

  • Tried and tested: Scandinavian Airlines

    Terhi Millar experiences the new Scandinavian Airlines SAS Go and SAS Plus services on a flight from London Heathrow to Copenhagen and vice versa and reports on the experience, reviewing the service and seat she enjoyed.

  • How to sleep in a tree and other amazing places to stay

    Although there are a wealth of luxurious and exclusive hotels and accommodation options around the world, there are also a host of unforgettable and original places to stay too. Here we round up some of the more unusual and interesting options, often that can be enjoyed in conjunction with exci…

  • Top 10 things to do in North Jutland

    North Jutland, Denmark's most northerly region, has plenty of appeal for an active holiday throughout the year. With 1,450km of broad, sandy beaches and a picturesque, unspoiled hinterland, a holiday in North Jutland brings together outdoor adventures and Viking history with blue seas, big skies an…

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