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Denmark

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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 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.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
1½ hour

Time zone
GMT +1

Currency
Danish krone (DKK) = 100 øre

Language
Danish

Travel advice
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Top itineraries in Denmark

Faroe Islands Short Break

4-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,050 pp incl. flights

Venture to the isolated Faroe Islands, between Britain's northern shore and Iceland. Embark on a four-day self-driving route, travelling from Vagar, through Bird Island and to the Vestmanna cliffs, ending in Torshavn. This short break is bursting with excursions and immersion in Faroe culture.

Royal Denmark

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £985 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.

Best of Denmark with Small Danish Hotels

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,265 pp incl. flights

Although small in size compared to some of its larger Scandinavian neighbours, Denmark packs a lot into a relatively compact space. Along with the forward thinking, carbon neutral capital Copenhagen this self-drive takes in the highlights of North Zealand, Jutland and Skagen.

Copenhagen to Southern Sweden Self-Drive

5-day tailor-made self-drive

This gentle five-day self-drive tour through Sweden's gourmet heartland takes in the rural and coastal scenery between Malmo and Ystad. Accommodation is in two of the region's leading hotels, from where the locations from the hugely popular Wallander series can be visited.

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Top places to stay in Denmark

Silver Whisper

Luxury cruise ship

Sister ship to the Silver Shadow and welcoming just 382 guests, the Silver Whisper maintains the feeling of intimacy and exclusivity that you would expect from an ultra luxury cruise line

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, 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

Traditional hotel

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

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Where to go in Denmark

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.

Greenland

Greenland, the world's biggest non-continental island, is often the last place people think to visit - 'When you've seen the world, there's always Greenland' goes the old adage. However, the magnificent scenery, clarity of light and extremes of nature that they encounter often stun those that do ma…

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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

  • 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…

  • Europe's alternative Christmas markets

    Wexas Channel Editor Luke McCormick takes a look at some of Europe's lesser-known Christmas markets, as well as a few favourites.

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