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 in the main.
Most visitors head to Copenhagen, an exciting, atmospheric, atypical Danish destination. It has a beautiful historic centre, a good range of cultural offerings and a number of museums. The island on which Copenhagen sits, Zealand has fine beaches, lakes and forests to uncover.
Elsewhere a smattering of charming villages and clean sandy beaches provide the main attraction, although Jutland has a more varied landscape, with a windswept shore, wild heath and rolling hills; it also boasts the liveliest city after Copenhagen, Arhus.