Denmark has been voted as one of the happiest places to live, and it’s easy to see why – with serene coastal hideaways and historic towns, Denmark has a cultural beauty unaffected by age.
Step back in time at the ancient Viking fort at Hobro, and watch the extravagant Viking plays at Frederikssund.
In Copenhagen, visit the oldest monarchy in the world in style at the Royal Reception Rooms, or take in the city’s museums, jazz concerts and designer shops.
Out in the countryside, see the scenery from a different perspective, by canoe down the Gudenå river, or go snorkelling in the Kerteminde Fjord.
If you’re on a family break, Denmark is well catered for children, with many theme parks including a Legoland, or visit the birthplace of fairytale creator Hans Christian Anderson in Odense.
Car rental in Denmark can cost as much for a day as, it can for a week, in neighbouring Germany – if you’re staying near the border, hire a car in Germany first before driving it over.
Denmark is the mildest of the Scandinavian countries, with a steady climate throughout, although coastal areas are prone to heavy winds.
The winter can be severe, so the best time to go is during the warmer months from April-October, especially during July and August when the larger festivals are on and the tourism trade is at its peak.
Copenhagen International Airport (CPH) is 8km southeast of Copenhagen. Aarhus Airport (AAR) is 35km north of Aarhus.
Denmark has a very reliable rail network with services operating at least hourly.
The road system is good and well signposted, however rental cars can be expensive.
You can get a taxi both by waving and by phone booking.
Cyclists are well catered for and bike hire is easily available.
Domestic air services are limited, however there are frequent carriers between Copenhagen and some of the further areas.
Accommodation can be found in hotels and hostels, as well as rental accommodation in the resort areas.
Both home-stays and farm stays are available for a cheaper stay.
Camping is also a possibility, but is restricted to established camping grounds.
Meat is a big part of the Danish meal, both hot and cold.
Smørrrebrød is available from most vendors and cafes and consists of rye bread topped with different meats.
The familiar Danish pastry is known here as wienerbrød.
Alcohol is commonplace and Denmark is home to a number of breweries. A wide range of continental cuisine is also available.
It is unlikely you would need to take any vaccinations before travel, although always check with a GP or health clinic. Healthcare is widely available and EU citizens are covered by insurance with an E111 form.
Denmark has relatively little crime but take care in larger cities, as they are not without petty criminals.
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